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Feds@Work: NASA Deputy CIO Takes Data Centers Down to Size

Judi Hasson | AOL | December 15, 2011

NASA's deputy CIO Deborah Diaz doesn't just talk about data center consolidation. She's rolling up her sleeves and making it happen at the space agency. Since Diaz joined NASA in 2009, she's been responsible for shrinking the number of data centers from 79 to 54 and eventually to 22, driven by the Obama administration's effort to eliminate excessive and duplicative services. Read More »

How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

Marshall Allen | ProPublica | September 19, 2013

Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, the study says.

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IBM Announces Major Commitment to Advance Apache®Spark™, Calling it Potentially the Most Significant Open Source Project of the Next Decade

Press Release | IBM | June 15, 2015

IBM today announced a major commitment to Apache®Spark™, potentially the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data. At the core of this commitment, IBM plans to embed Spark into its industry-leading Analytics and Commerce platforms, and to offer Spark as a service on IBM Cloud. IBM will also put more than 3,500 IBM researchers and developers to work on Spark-related projects at more than a dozen labs worldwide; donate its breakthrough IBM SystemML machine learning technology to the Spark open source ecosystem; and educate more than one million data scientists and data engineers on Spark.

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Intel Uses Open-Source, OpenStack Cloud to Its Advantage

Sean Michael Kerner | eWeek | September 19, 2013

At LinuxCon, Dirk Hohndel, Intel's chief Linux and open-source technologist, explains why Intel is invested in open source and what his company is doing with the OpenStack cloud.

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Is GitHub Government’s Next Big Thing?

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | June 6, 2012

With recent attempts from the White House to bring a more agile approach to government technology, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel’s “Shared First” initiative, released in December, coupled with the federal government’s new digital strategy, the door may slowly be opening to a more widespread public sector collaborative coding environment, such as the one provide by San Francisco-based startup GitHub.

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Mapping Mars, Open Source Style

Carl Franzen | TPM | October 5, 2012

While Apple is still sorting out its own maps disaster here on Earth, others are busy mapping the worlds beyond. Take NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, which on Wednesday posted the first interplanetary “check-in” on Foursquare, the popular geolocation social website. Read More »

NASA and OpenStack Not Lost in Space — or in the Cloud

David M. Fishman | Mirantis | June 29, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, just before GigaOM Structure (the cloud equivalent of short Indian Wedding), Twitter and the headlines rang out with the news that NASA, home of the space program, the Apollo moonshot, the International Space Station, and the space shuttles, was retiring yet another of its signature innovations: OpenStack. Read More »

NASA Cloud Storefront to Offer Scientists Range of Services

Rutrell Yasin | Government Computer News | November 9, 2011

NASA is working on a cloud "storefront" that will give the agency’s scientists and engineers access to the computing resources and services they require regardless of their IT environment. NASA Goddard’s computing environment ranges from desktops to high-performance computers, and the challenge for NASA officials is how to fit cloud computing into this range of environments, according to A Read More »

NASA Cloud Update, OpenStack and Open Source with Ames CIO Ray O’Brien

Staff Writer | FedScoop Radio | June 13, 2012

NASA Ames Chief Information Officer Ray O’Brien joins us to discuss NASA’s development role with OpenStack and related announcements, NASA Nebula, open source software and NASA’s future role as a “smart consumer” of commercial cloud computing services.

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NASA Extolls Virtues of Open Government

John Hilvert | IT News | October 27, 2011

Space agency NASA has sought Australian government and private organisations to participate in an international space apps competition next year. NASA's open government initiative director Nick Skytland told the Gov 2.0 conference in Canberra that the challenge will culminate in a two-day event that will provide an opportunity for government to use the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit Read More »

NASA Hosts Its First Open Source Summit

Chris Preimesberger | | March 30, 2011

NASA on March 29 and 30 hosted its first-ever Open Source Summit here at the Ames Research Center at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field, now known as the Moffett Federal Airfield. This is generally the destination for Air Force One and Air Force Two when the president and vice president visit the San Francisco Bay Area. Read More »

NASA Launches Agency-Wide Open Source Initiative

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | January 4, 2012

NASA has launched a new website, located at, aimed at centralizing the agency’s open source software efforts and creating a collaborative environment to discuss issues related to its use. Read More »

NASA Launches Open Source Software Repository

Dave Rankin | | August 13, 2012

If you've ever wanted to launch and track space satellites, make solar event simulations, or run a mission control center from your living room, thanks to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), you're now one step closer. The code.NASA project is a repository for more than 30, mostly space-themed, open source projects freely available for download and use. Read More »

NASA Looks to Lower Open Source Licensing Barriers

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | January 18, 2012

The recent launch of is providing better access to NASA sourced and funded projects, but William Eshagh of the NASA open government team says some forthcoming open-source licensing changes will make it more participatory.

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NASA needs open source framework

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | June 25, 2012

Despite some well-known open source projects undertaken by NASA, the space agency lacks a framework for understanding the use and production of open source software at the agency level, say a clutch of computer programmers and technologists.

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