Open Government at NASA

Open Government at NASA

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Open Government at NASA

International Space Apps Challenge 2013

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


The Plan

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


Latest Posts from the open.NASA blog

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 ...

Hello World!
July 16, 2013 11:46:34 AM EDT
Sam Wilkinson

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


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

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