NASA Explores New World Of Open Data

NASA has been an open data operation since the passage of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, in the very earliest days of the Space Race after Sputnik. The agency has always published untold volumes of scientific data.

Yet the kind of standardized, machine-readable data demanded by the Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative remains a challenge.

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NASA’s CTO: Open source software keeps us honest

It’s not every day that NASA creates a position just for you. NASA did just that for Chris C. Kemp in 2010. The tech pioneer became the space agency’s first Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology, appointed to lead and nurture IT innovation at the U.S. space agency.

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Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities

Entrepreneurs and innovators can now access machine-readable research data in the areas of energy, healthcare, and space from more than 700 federal research and development facilities to assist them in researching, building, and testing new technologies through a major enhancement to the Research.Data.gov portal.

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NASA Releases 1,000 Apps To Public

NASA writes a lot of software, and that software performs a wide variety of functions. The nation's space agency also makes much of that software available to other federal agencies, organizations, businesses, and the public through approximately 1,500 software usage agreements. Now NASA wants to make better use of its intellectual asset portfolio and is releasing a software catalogue with more than 1,000 applications that are available for free to the public.

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NASA releasing source code catalogue

NASA is set to release on April 10 a comprehensive catalogue of software code that runs some of the most sophisticated robotics and rockets on the planet.

The agency, in line with the White House's Open Government policy, is also aiming to make the free online catalogue of more than 1,000 projects one of its most easily accessible.

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NASA unveils ‘community hub’ for open source

From FierceGovernmentIT:

NASA is expanding its open government efforts with the addition of yet another site to the open.nasa.gov family of websites. Code.nasa.gov launched in "early alpha" Jan. 4 with a focus on providing access to current NASA open source projects, a guide to NASA's open source release process and a forthcoming forum tool for project collaboration.

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