Space

April 13, 2012

NASA releases new Open Government Plan


NASA April 9 released version 2.0 of its Open Government Plan, which includes a flagship initiative to build a new web architecture and a renewed focus on open data sharing, open source development and a variety of technology acceleration efforts.

The plan also features a directory of more than 100 participatory, collaborative and transparent projects, offering citizens opportunities to understand, support and engage with the agency. Throughout the next year, NASA will continue to add projects to the directory.

NASA’s Open Government efforts launched two years ago in response to the December 2009 Open Government Directive, which called on executive agencies to become more open and accountable. Since then, the agency has worked to implement 147 goals addressing policy, technology and culture throughout its centers and offices. Also released today is an infographic summarizing the status of progress made toward these goals, available at http://open.nasa.gov/plan/progress.

“Open Government principles are already evident in numerous activities underway throughout the agency,” said Sasi Pillay, NASA chief technology officer for IT at the NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This revision of the Plan captures these activities in one place for the benefit of all.”

The new plan provides a strong framework to better support the agency’s vision to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown.

To read the plan, visit http://open.nasa.gov/plan.




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