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Open source is NASA's next frontier

May 07, 2010, 03:19 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Gallagher)

"Kemp spoke May 5 as part of panel at the Open Government & Innovations 2010 conference, held in Washington D.C. That was the same day that NASA announced his promotion to agency CTO, a new position created to foster information technology innovation within NASA. Kemp will oversee the agency's enterprise architecture division and be responsible for the introduction of new and emerging technologies into the agency's IT planning.

"And open source is a key element of Kemp's strategy. 'We're actually creating a new Open Source Office under our Open Government Initiative under the Chief Technology Officer's office,' he said. 'We're really taking this seriously, and we've never had this sort of visibility and interest from headquarters before.'"

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