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Dr. Ellen Stofan joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore her role, NASA’s science priorities, efforts at promoting science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and space science successes. Here’s an overview of our conversation.
According to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, 65 percent of employees said they are engaged at their workplace, compared with 64 percent last year. Even the Department of Homeland Security saw improved engagement scores after six straight years on the decline.
We all have the potential to solve some of the hard hitting problems the government faces on a daily basis. However, there is oftentimes no mechanisms in place to foster such open innovation. Fortunately, there are govies like Jenn Gustetic who are pushing the bounds of open innovation and involving citizens in the government problem… Read more »
In its heyday, the U.S. space program was the envy of the world and beat the former Soviet Union in a “Cold War” space race to land the first man on the moon. But what about NASA today?
NASA wants to concentrate its limited resources on deep-space exploration and cede lower-Earth orbit to a burgeoning commercial space sector. Achieving these two goals requires transformational change.
NASA Goddard has given the term “bill of rights” an entirely new meaning and redefined the way new employees are treated on their first day at work.
Trying to understand and explain the intricate details of cloud computing is hard — even for the government’s biggest techies. But even harder than that is navigating the cultural and technical challenges of buying cloud services. “Procurement was probably the hardest part of getting into the cloud,” said Roopangi Kadakia, NASA’s Web Services Executive. SpeakingRead… Read more »
NASA has a lot of data. Understatement, right? In pursuit of its exploration mission, NASA has generated, collected and compiled a vast amount of data through the eyes of satellites, telescopes, robots, spacecraft, wind tunnels, laboratories and the cameras of astronauts that has helped us better understand Earth, other planets, and the depths of space.Read… Read more »
The following is a case study from our recent guide: The Big Data Playbook for Government. On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American to enter space. Shepard instantly became a household name, along with the federal agency that sent him there: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Riding NASA’s Freedom 7Read… Read more »