CANCELLED: Open Government as Open Source

Jeanne Holm (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA)
Location: D137/138 Level: Intermediate

The Open Government Platform (OGPL) is a joint effort from India and the United States to promote transparency and greater citizen engagement by making more government data, documents, applications, tools, and services publicly available. OGPL is available as an open source platform to any nation, city, or organization. By making data available through OGPL, developers, analysts, media, and academia can develop new applications and insights that will help give citizens more knowledge for better decisions. In using an open source method of development, the OGPL community will provide future technology enhancements, open government solutions, and provide community-based technical support. It has become an example of a new era of diplomatic collaborations that benefit the global community that promotes government transparency, citizen-focused applications, and enriches humanity.

Jeanne Holm

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

Jeanne Holm is the Chief Knowledge Architect at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology. Ms. Holm leads NASA’s Knowledge Management Team, looking at how to access and use the knowledge gathered over the many missions of the US space agency to support missions and to drive innovation. As a lead for the award-winning NASA public and internal portals, she was at the helm of NASA’s web during the largest Internet event in Government history—the landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers on the surface of Mars. As the lead implementer for technologies supporting project managers at NASA, her team’s solutions are helping to drive how people will manage space missions in the future, learn virtually, and share lessons learned. Her latest activities involve the transformation of NASA into a learning organization through innovative techniques in developing communities of practice and ensuring lessons are shared and embedded across the organization. Ms. Holm chairs The Federal Knowledge Management Group and a United Nations group looking at KM for Space.

Her degrees are from UCLA and Claremont Graduate University. She is an instructor at UCLA where she teaches internationally and her online and ground-based courses focuses on KM strategies and social networking. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), the NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Competia’s 2003 Champion of the Year, and a best practice from the APQC for “Using Knowledge Management to Drive Innovation”.

Designing and implementing knowledge architectures, system design and integration, knowledge management practices and systems, knowledge-based engineering, e-learning, instructional design and delivery, social networking analysis, inter-agency and inter-organizational knowledge sharing


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