Help NASA Harness Digital Technology

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NASA’s SMA Requirements Database

Interested in searching Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) policies and requirements?

In line with the agency’s Digital Transformation initiative, the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance deployed NASA’s SMA requirements database, Cradle, to make all NASA SMA policies, responsibilities and requirements accessible and searchable for NDC account holders.

To access Cradle, users need an NDC account and a NASA computer. For instructions on requesting an account or using Cradle to search NASA SMA policy and requirements, please visit the SMA Requirements Database website.

In tune with the agency’s initiative to create solutions that enable seamless data flow and collaboration across centers, NASA is hosting its first virtual Digital Transformation (DT) Hackathon, Sept. 11. The agency is requesting participation from NASA scientists, engineers and innovators who are interested in helping NASA evolve into a digitally-enabled future.

“Digital Transformation touches upon every facet of what NASA does,” said Tony DiVenti, Reliability and Maintainability technical fellow and Model Based Anything (MBx) DT Lead for the Agency. “Processes, training, engineering, understanding science, financials, institutional management, etc. It’s important for us as a collective agency to learn how to employ these technologies to improve our processes and systems.”

During the Hackathon, small interdisciplinary teams of participants will explore or prototype solutions for 10 inspiring challenges submitted from across the agency that impact all of the DT thrusts: data, collaboration, model-based work, process transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, culture, and workforce. The following are the hackathon challenges:

  • Science Discovery Engine
  • Natural Language Processing for Requirements Checking
  • Designing the DT Culture Shift
  • Semi-Automated Technical Work Sharing
  • Programmer Collaboration Portal
  • Gaining New Insight from Existing Data
  • Data Literacy Training for All
  • Modeling NASA’s Mission Support
  • Model NASA’s Governance
  • Model-Based Organization Structure

Participants will have an opportunity to merge their diverse skills and perspectives, produce innovative tools, invent new collaborative practices, spark ingenuity, solve tough challenges and accelerate innovation.

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