Posts Tagged: Science

Journey of Discovery: Interview with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist

Dr. Ellen Stofan joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore her role, NASA’s science priorities, efforts at promoting science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and space science successes. Here’s an overview of our conversation.

Communicating Complexities Clearly

The American public often gets sidetracked from important issues. Reality TV and celebrity news distract us from important government discussions and policy problems-like science. Yawn. Science? There’s only so much Bill Nye the Science Guy I can watch. Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of  The Energy Poll at the University of Texas, reminded us why we should care… Read more »

Reaching New Heights and Revealing the Unknown: Interview with Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator

“Our vision essentially says we reach for new heights to reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn makes life better for humanity,” notes, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explain this vision and more. We stand at a pivotal moment in space exploration. There… Read more »

Want Gov Innovation? Lift Off with NASA

If you want to know about major innovation in the public sector then look to NASA. The space agency is a crown jewel of government innovation and a global role model for groundbreaking scientific research and discovery. NASA serves as a reminder to America of what’s possible when Uncle Sam harnesses his full potential, as… Read more »

What Happens When Our Senior Scientists, Engineers, and Doctors Retire?

More than two-thirds of NASA employees are scientists and engineers, and NASA has one of the oldest workforces in the federal government – many of whom are nearing retirement. So what’s the plan for recruiting new scientific, engineering, and medical leadership talent? Dr. Gina Scott Ligon, along with her University of Nebraska at Omaha colleagues… Read more »