The principles of openness and transparency have been embedded in NASA's operations for more than 50 years and have always been critical to achieving the Agency’s mission. As NASA continues to embrace technologies, it can now provide the means for the agency to take these openness practices to the next level and into the 21st century. We recently published version 2.0 of our Open Government Plan to serve as a model – not a manual – for what a more open NASA might look like today. The Plan collects the many new activities that exemplify the evolution of openness in NASA’s policy, technology, and culture – and provides citizens the opportunity to respond and engage.
On May 23, 2012, President Obama released a Memorandum calling for all government agencies to “identify ways to use innovative technologies to streamline their delivery of services to lower costs, decrease service delivery times, and improve the customer experience.” In response to this directive, the Federal CIO released a strategy entitled "Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People", which aims to deliver the general public and our government workforce access to government information and services on demand and on any device.
The Digital Strategy focuses agency efforts in four broad areas:
The strategy highlights incorporate these general principles and attributes:
We would love to know which data sets or digital collections of information you find most valuable for expanded access and receive your feedback on our plan. You can provide feedback either by submitting an issue on Github or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.