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NASA

Amazing Shuttle Video

So, so good. It’s 45 minutes, but well worth it.  I plan on watching this with my kids.  Many times.

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NASA

Open Government is modern democracy

One of the major duh-slap-me-in-the-head moments for me at GOSCON was when Carolyn Lawson was describing the sometimes polarizing aspects of the term Open Government.  The dark side of the Open Government movement is that it is being referred to as a movement than many government officials consider to be the trendy topic du jour […]

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Events NASA Speaking

GOSCON and Portland

I’m currently in Portland, Oregon attending the GOSCON conference where I gave a presentation titled “Open Source Community Principles for Organizational Change.”  The slides in my presentation can be found at the bottom of this post.  I’ve forgotten how wonderful a city Portland is.  I haven’t been here for about 13 years.  One of the […]

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Events NASA Speaking

Speaking at GOSCON Next Week

Quick note to mention that I’m headed to Portland, Oregon next week to speak at GOSCON – The Government Open Source Conference.  GOSCON is non-profit conference designed for government IT management. This years program focuses on the role of open source software and collaboration enabling leading Open Government and Transparency initiatives throughout the US. I’ll […]

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NASA

Test driving APPS.gov NOW

After an intense week, I finally got around to taking APPS.gov NOW out for test drive.  It was at Tuesday’s FedTalks event that the GSA New Media Team announced that APPS.gov NOW was now available for government employees to sign up for and start using.  What this site aims to do is allow federal employees […]

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NASA

An Open Government Definition

One of the first things I did when I started this blog was to start a series of posts establishing some foundational definitions for critical concepts.  Definitions I was using as the basis for how I approached my work at NASA.  But to this point, I have yet to establish a definition for Open Government.  […]

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NASA

Sustainability Base at NASA Ames

Note: this post is part of Blog Action Day 2010: Water Recently, I listened to a presentation about a new building currently under construction at NASA Ames Research Center.  It’s called Sustainability Base and it aims to be a net zero energy building.  It’s been a long time since a new building went up here […]

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My Projects NASA

What I’m working on at NASA – Fall 2010 Edition

A couple happenings are inspiring the post you are about to read.  First, a couple recent posts I published have questioned NASA’s ability to be transparent. ((Time for me to practice what I preach.))  Second, I recently gave a presentation at the Social Media for Government Conference that shared a case study of a project […]

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NASA

NASA Closed Participatory Exploration Summit

Just yesterday I posted about how impressed I was with the transparency in a recent blog post from Wayne Hale.  And within that post I wondered I wondered if the current workforce in NASA could ever strive be as transparent.  Sadly, as of today the answer is a resounding NO. The latest evidence is in […]

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NASA

Wayne Hale opens up

Over the weekend, Wayne Hale – the recently retired Space Shuttle Program Manager – delivered a magnificently open and transparent blog post titled “Killing Constellation” that covered a lot of ground on the topic of NASA’s human spaceflight program.  There were some amazing insight and stores within his post.  Among them are nuggets about how […]