Ever wondered what it was like to guide the vision of IT in one of the most information-rich technology agencies in the nation? Deputy Chief Information Officer Deborah Diaz talked with FedScoop Radio about exactly that, and the future for NASA IT looks as bright as a million flickering network routers!
Ms. Diaz is certainly excited about the future of code.nasa.gov (as are we!) [at -10:45 on the audio stream], but expands on some of the other hot topics in NASA’s Information Technology community, such as the “Bring Your Own Device” concept [-10:30] and how consumer-driven IT [-10:05] is driving practices in government and NASA in particular.
The International Space Apps Challenge [-9:00] is fast approaching, and FedScoop reporter David Stegon discussed this and other examples of trends [-8:00] that exist in the government space. Among these trends is rethinking how we collaborate [-7:00], and extreme collaboration tools tailored to the end-user [-6:15]. These are things that employees at NASA look to the Office of the CIO to enable. A timely mention of technologies available at CES last year [-5:50] gives some hope to what may emerge this week, especially in the areas of data storage and cloud utilization [-5:15].
Big on everyone’s mind lately is the emergence of Google+ into the social media playing field, and the two discuss [-3:37] some of the incredible analytics coming out of NASA’s presence on G+ and the other top platforms of 2011.
In closing, Ms. Diaz stresses the human element: NASA wants you to be involved in our future. The OCIO is committed to investigating ways to get NASA’s data to those with a need [-2:25], in a useful way [-2:14], and to enable YOU to get involved in real-life solutions to today’s toughest challenges. How? Come explore with us [-1:45] and find out!