Shows & Panels
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
Shows & Panels
NASA continues to reach new heights in collaboration
Tuesday - 1/11/2011, 5:45pm EST
NASA continues to push the envelope concerning its day-to-day use of video conferencing. The agency uses the technology for meetings, seminars, international conferences and face-to-face meetings, as well as quick conversations.
"At NASA, teams at varied locations need a way to engage in timely, technical conversations and collaborate remotely to meet mission-critical goals," NASA's Deputy Chief Information Officer Deborah Diaz tells Federal News Radio.
And the "locations" include an Open Government Summit held a few months ago, where 60 percent of the participants used electronic tools to "virtually" attend. The organizers made sure to bridge the gap between physical and virtual participants with video streaming, cooperative note-taking, online teleconferencing and adapting conversational practices in the room.
"Technology enables and supports one to thousands of conversations," said NASA's Chief Technology Officer for IT, Chris Kemp. "We're finding that if we don't stand in the way of that conversation, incredible things can happen."