From NASA bringing 3D printing to space to NOAA planning to shut down for four days due to sequestration, the federal news cycle is brimming with a mixed bag of stories. In addition, the Pentagon is trying to re-program its budget to offset the proposed sequestration cuts.
Be sure to check out this news and much more in the latest Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider. Happy Monday.
IRS Grants Taxpayers Affected by Boston Bombings Filing Extension
The IRS has extended the tax deadline for filing and paying taxes to July 15 for Boston area taxpayers and others affected by the bombing.
NOAA Plans to Shut Down Agency for 4 Days
NOAA plans to shut down most agency operations for four mandatory furlough days in July and August in response to sequester-related budget cuts.
Defense to Ask Congress for ‘Large’ Budget Transfer Authority
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the Pentagon was going to send Congress a “large reprogramming request” to help offset some of the shortfalls caused by across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration.
NASA Experimenting with 3D Printing for Space Exploration
At NASA’s Ames Research Center, engineers and researchers are experimenting with 3D printing technologies with the hope that one day their creations will be used in space exploration.
EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership just released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.
DISA Announces Cloud Progress, Contract Action
Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency announced that the organization had reached initial operational capability as the Defense Department’s cloud broker.
2013 GCN Awards – Call for Nominations
1105 Media is now accepting nominations for the 26th annual GCN Awards.