On Tuesday March 3rd, NASA will release a portion of the data in the Technology Portfolio System, TechPort, to the public.
This public release is consistent with the original system objectives and will facilitate NASA compliance with the Executive Order – Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information (May 9, 2013), and the Open Data Policy (Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-13-13).
NASA began the development of TechPort in 2011 and the system became operational for NASA employees on September 30, 2012. TechPort is NASA’s first comprehensive resource for locating information about NASA-funded technology development activities. Public release of portions of the data in this system will enable the public to explore NASA’s technology portfolio and learn about specific technology Programs and Projects.
Individual PIs might receive inquiries from the public. You need to follow the protocols in responding to the public and media. Each Program and Project in TechPort lists the organization responsible and the management team. The public can contact the specific Program or Project managers of the technology development activity found on the TechPort project page. For specific information about TechPort system operation, go to the bottom of the TechPort page and “Contact NASA” for general questions, or “Contact TechPort.” Media should contact NASA Public Affairs, or go to http://www.nasa.gov/content/submit-a-question-for-nasa/ or go to http://jpl.nasa.gov/ for JPL partnerships and contacts.
NASA has various partnership agreements in a broad spectrum of areas to advance NASA mission and Program objectives. Examples of partnership agreements include Space Act Agreements, Commercial Space Launch Act Agreements, and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, among others. If they are interested in pursuing potential partnership opportunities in a specific technical or Program area identified in the TechPort system, please contact the NASA point of contact identified for that area. If they are interested in pursuing a partnership with a particular NASA Center or component facility, please use the respective Center contact information provided on the “Partnership” tip sheet found on the bottom of the TechPort home page.
More information can be found in the help section of TechPort.
A primer for TechPort is located at the following link: https://techport.nasa.gov/fetchFile?objectId=6561