National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s (NASA) Open Government Plan is exceptional for its level of detail for each project and initiative. Each section of the plan contains explanations as to goals and the context within the larger open government initiative, as well as timelines and milestones for each project. Standouts include the flagship Participatory Exploration Office and their Nebula cloud computing initiative, as well as the obvious dedication of the NASA CIO's office in creating this plan.

NASA’s plan exceeded expectations in many areas and didn’t fail to meet any of the OGD requirements. There are no immediate areas in which NASA needs to make any improvements to the plan. However, as the agency implements the proposals, there certainly be lessons to learn and modifications to make based on successes and failures along the way and the agency is urged to approach those revisions with the same precision and focus on tangible milestones as were used for the initial plan.

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