Tags National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Inside what made one NASA office undertake a massive data architecture overhaul

by Samantha Ehlinger • 7 months ago

In 2013, an astronaut’s helmet filled with water in a harrowing spacewalk that led investigators to issue a series of recommendations — including a call for NASA's data to be more readily available and easily searchable.

NASA forays into the Internet of Things

by Samantha Ehlinger • 7 months ago

Many of the commercial products around the Internet of Things may just seem like toys, but officials at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are beginning to use them to connect with citizens in new ways, improve lab operations and even monitor the lab’s information security operations.

CIOs push Congress for power to halt cyber-deficient contracts

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

Federal agency CIOs ought to have the authority to stop major IT procurements if they have concerns about cybersecurity, agency executives told lawmakers Wednesday.

With new NOAA satellite will come enhanced weather data

by Samantha Ehlinger • 9 months ago

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new satellite is scheduled to launch in a month, providing an upgrade officials say will offer more frequent and better data than its predecessors.

New policy requires open online publication of NASA-funded research

by Samantha Ehlinger • 11 months ago

A new NASA policy will require articles in peer-reviewed journals and other papers in juried conference proceedings be published online within one year of original publication, ​in a space with free public access. As part of this initiative, NASA-funded researchers are all required to put copies of their articles and papers in one place – PubSpace. The agency announced the new policy Tuesday and unveiled an public access portal for resources on agency-funded research, including links to NASA data archives.​

NASA CTO to retire from government in September

by Samantha Ehlinger • 11 months ago

Deborah Diaz established several programs to promote the use of the space agency's data, including the International Space Apps Challenge.