Washington, DC - Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions through February 18.

Washington, DC - Today, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of the 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, with the Department of State tying for third overall among the 19 large federal agencies. The Department of State scored especially high (second) in the areas of innovation and strategic management. Positive feedback from employees has placed the agency in the top three for the past two years, and in the top five for the past four years.

Washington, DC - The SunShot Initiative is hiring several technology managers on the Technology to Market team. Technology managers evaluate the technical progress of research awards and develop strategies to advance research and development efforts for solar technologies. The positions are located in Washington, DC.

Washington, DC - In anticipation of returning human spaceflight launches to American soil, and in preparation for the agency’s journey to Mars, NASA announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next class of astronaut candidates. With more human spacecraft in development in the United States today than at any other time in history, future astronauts will launch once again from the Space Coast of Florida on American-made commercial spacecraft, and carry out deep-space exploration missions that will advance a future human mission to Mars.

Davis, California - Community college programs in career and technical education - especially in health professions - lead to significant financial returns, especially for women, according to a new policy brief by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.

Washington, DC - The November edition of Washingtonian magazine has once again named the Department of State one of the 50 Great Places to Work for 2015. The Department is one of only five federal agencies to earn this distinction.