Welcome to ASK the Academy
A critical aspect of NASA's long-term success is knowledge sharing. Mission success depends on the free flow of ideas across the agency as well as with partners in industry, academia, and other space agencies around the world. To address this, the Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) has invested in knowledge sharing strategies that emphasize the power of telling stories through forums and publications in order to help create a community of practitioners who are reflective and geared toward sharing.
ASK the Academy
is a monthly APPEL e-newsletter. It was previously named ASK OCE
and began as a biweekly e-newsletter published by the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer. The inaugural Volume 1, Issue 1 was published December 21, 2005 and the final issue was Volume 2, Issue 4 (June 21, 2007). In 2008 ASK OCE
transitioned to ASK the Academy
. The first issue was published January 9, 2008 (Volume 1, Issue 1), and it continues to the present.
With its field centers across the country, NASA is a decentralized organization in which experts within various technical disciplines have few opportunities to learn about each other's work. ASK the Academy
serves as a means of regular communication with the Agency's technical workforce about best practices, lessons learned, and new developments at NASA and throughout the world. It is intended to serve as a way to build connections and share knowledge across the Agency.