NASA has a long history of making the impossible possible. Our agency vision is “to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.” The keys words in this vision are “to reveal the unknown” in order to make lives better here on Earth, our home planet. Transparency and openness were written into our DNA more than 50 years ago with the original Space Act that established the agency in 1958. This Open Government Plan is one of many ways in which we can shine a light on the good work that we do, and help trace our progress as we continue to infuse transparency, participation, and collaboration in all our missions, programs, and processes.
Our three new Flagship Initiatives continue to build upon the work accomplished by the first two plans. The Climate Data Initiative seeks to provide data gathered and curated by government assets through methods that are increasingly easy to find, share, and understand. The Information Architecture & Management project will modernize the manner in which the agency stores the immense volumes of data received daily, and categorize it for easier dissemination. The Asteroid Grand Challenge is a daunting effort to map the asteroids in our solar system, so that threats to our survival can be identified and dealt with before it’s too late. NASA’s Open Government Plan brings the opportunities of interaction with space to the public in a much more tangible fashion.
I invite you to dive into NASA’s Open Government Plan 3.0, connect with our missions, and collaborate with us as we continue to explore, bringing the benefits of our work to all mankind.
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Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology