NASA Open Government Plan
ab1630's bookmarks 2017-12-15
"The NASA Open Government Plan, updated every two years, aims to create a new level of openness and accountability in NASA policies, technology, and overall culture. The plan evolves over time as NASA continues to see success in these areas and work to replicate it throughout the Agency. The NASA Open Government Plan is divided into two main sections: the "Framework and Leadership" section and 25 fact sheets. The "Framework and Leadership" section describes NASA's history of openness and outlines our framework for approaching Open Government. This framework is based on: a perspective of continuous learning; integration of policy, technology, and culture; and the rapidly changing external environment. We believe that integrating Open Government Principles into existing systems (e.g., governance councils and performance management system) provides the best framework for success. Through this plan we establish a solid foundation for institutional change based on the five NASA Open Government principles: Increase Agency transparency and accountability to external stakeholders. Enable citizen participation in NASA's mission. Improve internal NASA collaboration and innovation. Encourage partnerships than can create economic opportunity. Institutionalize Open Government philosophies and practices at NASA....The 25 fact sheets in this plan highlight specific activities at NASA....In addition to the "Flagship" fact sheets, this plan highlights four other new initiatives that demonstrate how NASA is more open and participatory, such as NASA's contributions to Data.gov and Open Innovation Pilots."