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NASA CIO Cureton Is Leaving NASA

NASA CIO Linda Cureton plans exit, FCW NASA CIO Linda Cureton is retiring from government, FCW has learned. Cureton, a 2011 Federal 100 winner, has held her current position since September 2009. Cureton had alluded to her plans at the Oct. 24 GCN awards gala, where she was recognized as the Civilian IT Executive of the Year. At the time, however, she and her aides said that no firm decision […]

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  • January 29, 2013
NASA Does The Right Thing – Then It Does The Wrong Thing

How the government can turbocharge private-sector innovation, Gigaom “Traditionally, NASA attempts to commercialize and otherwise transfer the good work done in its research labs to the public by two means: directly auctioning its patents to the private sector, or maintaining the patents but actively choosing not to enforce them if doing so would impede innovation. NASA claims over 1,200 success stories in this regard, and there’s plenty to show for […]

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  • November 26, 2012
First NASA IT Summit

First NASA IT Summit to Gather Industry Leaders and Explore Tech Innovations “NASA’s first Information Technology (IT) Summit will bring together government and industry leaders to explore the outer reaches of information technology. The summit, which takes place August 16-18 at the Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland, will gather 750 participants and more than 100 expert presenters with themes on collaboration, social networking, innovation, infrastructure, operations and IT security and […]

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  • June 9, 2010
NEEMO 14 and Social Media Policy at NASA

Keith’s note: NASA civil servant Nick Skytland is one of the Education and Public Outreach Officers for NEEMO-14. He is overtly using his Twitter account for the performance of his official duties – yet he still blocks specific taxpayers from following his postings. I have to wonder when NASA CIO Linda Cureton will finally put a social media policy in place at NASA that deals with such flagrant abuses of […]

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  • May 5, 2010
NASA CIO: How About Some Substance In Your Blog?

NASA CIO Blog – The Bossy CIO, Linda Cureton “Everyone is asking me about the latest reorganization in NASA. In particular, the Center CIOs now report to me. They ask, so it must be great that all the Center CIOs all belong to you. The reality is that there’s not much truth to that. The reality is that I now belong to all of THEM.” Keith’s note: How cute. Instead […]

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  • May 4, 2010
Leading by Example

NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment, Information Week NASA CIO Linda Cureton has conducted an experiment in IT leadership via her blog on the space agency’s Web site. Cureton wrote about online reputations, then she responded to every comment made by readers. Her conclusion: “Listening changes the listener.” … For the past two years, she has used her blog to write about leadership, innovation, and IT transformation, among other topics. […]

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  • April 20, 2010