Open Government at NASA
- NASA Data
- NASA Contacts
- Evaluating our Progress
- NASA Open Government Plan
- Plain Language Act of 2010
NASA on Data.gov
Get wide-ranging NASA-contributed scientific, technical and high-value data sets online.
Connect & Collaborate
Explore the latest about NASA, connect on Social Media sites and participate in our activities.
The Freedom of Information Act creates procedures whereby members of the public may obtain NASA records.
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Reports to Congress
- Statements of Administration Policy to Congress
- Calendar of upcoming hearings, including personnel involved and resources referenced
- Other interesting information, including budget requests and procurement data
Text of all NASA Office of Inspector General testimony to Congress is found in the OIG Reading Room.
Open Government at NASA
On April 20-21, over 9,000 people around the world participated in the known galaxy's largest mass collaboration ever - the International Space Apps Challenge. Now it's time to recognize the incredible work they have created. Visit spaceappschallenge.org to vote for the People's Choice award winner, and check back later this month to find out which projects our judges have choosen as global winners. Find out more
Whether NASA is using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a Cloud Computing Platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, we have embraced Open Government. But there is still more to do: NASA is expanding transparency, participation, and collaboration and creating a new level of openness and accountability. We are focusing on embedding open government into three integrated aspects of our operations—policy, technology, and culture. View the Plan | View our Progress
A 48-Hour Career: Space Apps By Numbers
August 6, 2013 2:31:38 PM EDT
When the International Space Apps Challenge wrapped up on the evening of April 21th 2013 in Maui, it had become the largest ...
The Fragile Oasis Prize Medal Winners
July 20, 2013 9:13:18 PM EDT
Fragile Oasis is NASA's grassroots initiative that connects the orbital perspective of astronauts who live and work in space ...
July 16, 2013 11:46:34 AM EDT
NASA Asteroid Initiative
June 20, 2013 3:41:36 PM EDT
Inviting you to join the conversation about how we work together to "find all asteroid threats to human populations and know ...
Open Source Summit v3.0: Communties
June 18, 2013 2:07:34 PM EDT
Over the past few years, we have been working hard at NASA to modernize the way we approach software development. Open Source ...
About Open Government
NASA’s founding legislation in 1958 instructed NASA to “…provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information…” The principles of Open Government have been embedded in our operations for 50 plus years. We recognize that open government is a process rather than a product, and have taken a continuous-learning approach. Please browse and read Version 2.0 of the NASA Open Government Plan. We invite you to contribute your ideas, solutions, and comments on every element of our plan.
Highlights of NASA's Open Government Activities
- Flagship Initiative - NASA's Web Environment: NASA will leverage open source to build an accessible, participatory and transparent web environment based on open and interoperable standards.
- Open Data at NASA: The open data movement at NASA includes further release of data sets, publishing data sets to data.gov, and developing strategies to process large data sets.
- Open Source at NASA: NASA is working to make open source software development more collaborative at the Agency and to establish processes, policies, and corporate culture to favor open source development.
- NASA’s Technology Accelerators: Multiple programs create ongoing communities of innovators while offer opportunities to collaboratively develop technology for use in space and on Earth.
Unique to NASA
- NASA continues to engage the nation and the world via a multitude of social media accounts, citizen science opportunities, and innovative partnerships.
- NASA’s prize program, Centennial Challenges, engages inventors from all over the country to successfully build technology prototypes for space.
- Virtual participation technology continues to engage citizen participation in NASA events like the Open Source Summit and IT Summit.
- Education outreach efforts like Summer of Innovation offer thousands of students unique, high-quality STEM education opportunities.
- NASA gives the public live access to its missions through NASA TV, available on the web as well as on apps for tablets and smartphones.
Open Gov Resources
Open Government Initiative
- Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations
- Progress Update on Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations (May 2012)
- Progress Update on Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations (September 2012)
- Progress Update on Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations (January 2013)
- Progress Update on Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations (July 2013)
- Progress Update on Final Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations (January 2014)
- NASA Customer Service Plan