Open Government at NASA

Open Government at NASA

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Open Government at NASA

International Space Apps Challenge 2014

On April 12-13 2014, at 94 physical locations in 46 countries, with 8,126 participants registered to attend these events (not including student participation) and 735 virtual participants, 630 projects were created over the weekend and 69 of them by teams that were completely virtual. Now it's time to recognize the incredible work they have created. Visit spaceappschallenge.org to see the projects, and check back later this month to find out which projects our judges have chosen as global winners.  Find out more


Open Government 2014 Plan Update

The Open Innovation team is currently working on the Open Government Version 3.0 Plan. Whether NASA is using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts or 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. The release of the Open Government Version 3.0 Plan will be in June 2014.  View the Open Government Version 3.0 Outline


Latest Posts from the open.NASA blog

Space Apps: Inspiration Beyond the Stars
April 10, 2014
This year, we kicked off our activities in Doha, Qatar at midnight on Thursday night Qatar time and closed out in Seattle, Washington at 6 p.m. Pacific time — 76 hours of uninterrupted around-the-world hacking on NASA challenges...

International Space Apps Challenge: where in the WORLD will YOU be this weekend?
April 10, 2014
Greetings from Toronto! We’re on the eve of Space Apps 2014 in 95+ locations around the world. This is our third year, and my first. After a six-month sprint to get Space Apps off the ground with a new team ...

Innovating Together
April 10, 2014
Welcome back to open.nasa.gov! We have a new team to tackle new challenges and exciting opportunities to allow you to engage with NASA’s data, tools, and resources ...

A 48-Hour Career: Space Apps By Numbers
August 6, 2013
When the International Space Apps Challenge wrapped up on the evening of April 21th 2013 in Maui, it had become the largest ...


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


Unique to NASA


Open Gov Resources

Visual Plan Summary
Open Government Initiative
The Administration is committed to creating an open and transparent government through the following initiatives:

Compliance Documents
Page Last Updated: April 22nd, 2014
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