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Open Government at NASA

New NASA Plan Released

Open Government Plan Version 3 Released

The Open Innovation team is pleased to announce the publication of the NASA Open Government Plan Version 3.  Please view or download the plan at http://open.nasa.gov/plan.

International Space Apps Challenge 2015

The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students across the globe collaborate and engage with publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges. This year, we have over 25 challenges in four areas: Earth, Outer Space, Humans and Robotics. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and over 100 local organizing teams across the globe. Learn more about this year's Space Apps Challenge here: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org.
The International Space Apps Challenge of 2014 brought together 8,126 on-site participants (not including student participation) and 735 virtual participants from 94 physical locations across 46 countries on April 12-13 to create 630 projects. Of these, 69 projects were created by teams that were completely virtual. Visit the International Space Apps Challenge 2014 page to recognize the incredible work they have created and see videos of the winners!

Latest Posts from the open.NASA blog

Space Apps 2015

February 6, 2015
Since its inception in 2012, the International Space Apps Challenge has become the biggest global hackathon...
December 8, 2014
Winning teams from the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to witness the historic test launch of the Orion spacecraft...
December 2, 2014
Thursday, NASA embarks on a major milestone for human spaceflight--the test launch of the Orion spacecraft...
October 8, 2014
I am delighted to be the newest addition to the Open Data team at NASA. And here’s why...
October 6, 2014
The NASA OCIO Open Innovation team is pleased to announce a new version of Code.NASA.gov...
September 25, 2014
As my 6-month fellowship at NASA comes to a close, the Open Data team asked me to reflect on my time here...
September 15, 2014
NASA is thrilled to welcome three of 27 Third Round Presidential Innovation Fellows. The Fellows (also known as PIFs) are working on three types on innovation challenges...
August 14, 2014
This week, FedScoop announced a short list of government executives who are Cloud Innovation Heroes. We’re proud to celebrate two of NASA’s very own heroes: Roopangi Kadakia, 
Web Services Executive, and Karen Petraska, 
Service Executive for Computing Services – both from the Office of the Chief Information Officer...
July 30, 2014
NASA is pleased to partner with the White House and other federal agencies to expand the digital assets available on climate.data.gov...
July 3, 2014
The Office of Science and Technology Policy has recently announced a new mechanism to ensure agencies make their data open to and readable by the public...
June 30, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce that the International Space Apps Challenge is one of several programs featured in the White House application for the Open Government Partnership’s new Open Government Awards...
June 16, 2014
We’ve updated the graphics for the latest version of NASA’s Open Gov Plan, which we published in the beginning of June...
June 2, 2014
Over the past five years at NASA, I have been blessed to find myself surrounded by a family of dreamers, darers, and doers...
May 15, 2014
We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winners of the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge...
May 7, 2014
Recently, the White House hosted Stakeholder Engagement Workshops – an informal meet-up for citizens and federal agencies to discuss progress on Open Government...
Share Your Thoughts: Open Gov 3.0 Plan
April 23, 2014
Four years ago, NASA released the first gen version of our Open Government Plan. We’re working on our third revision: Open Gov 3.0, which updates our progress from the last plan, and offers three new Flagship Initiatives...

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.


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