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Issue 2 • Date March-April 2012

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • NASA Contributions to IT

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • A Matter of Policy

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 7
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    To many, system policy is a statement posted on a website indicating intention to protect personal data. In reality, policy is much broader, and its enforcement far more consequential. What if policy-derived rule sets could be rigorously defined and automated for software-intensive systems? Imagine a "policy machine" that allows codification of arbitrary rules stemming from policy to create execut... View full abstract»

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  • Dining like an Executive

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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    More business is being conducted over meals and at social events. How you present yourself at these meetings and events could help or hinder your career. Learn how to successfully represent yourself and your company at such events. View full abstract»

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  • Farewell to the Space Shuttle

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • Contributions to IT: A View from Ames Research Center

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):13 - 19
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    Learn how NASA Ames Research Center has been contributing to IT over the decades and about its recent contributions in supercomputing, modeling, and simulation; next-generation air-traffic management; intelligent systems; and complex data analysis. View full abstract»

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  • The Impact of High-End Computing on NASA Missions

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 28
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    The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at Ames Research Center has enabled remarkable breakthroughs in the space agency's science and engineering missions. For 30 years, NAS experts have influenced the state of the art in high-performance computing and related technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Understanding Open Source Software at NASA

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):29 - 35
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    To provide a framework for comparing and understanding open source software at NASA, the authors describe a set of relevant dimensions and decision points that NASA and other government agencies can use in formulating an open source strategy. View full abstract»

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  • Swarm Technology at NASA: Building Resilient Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Developing space systems is a complex task, driven by standards and safety requirements to ensure reliability of sophisticated hardware and software. Future NASA missions will focus on the development of swarm-based spacecraft systems comprising multiple self-organizing and autonomous spacecraft. View full abstract»

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  • Coping Strategies for Turbulent Times: A Survey of IT Executives

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):43 - 53
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    Most IT departments have experienced stagnant or shrinking budgets due to the recession. How are IT executives coping? This survey reveals commonly used strategies for reducing costs while still applying business intelligence to support sales growth. View full abstract»

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  • Measuring Application Software Energy Efficiency

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 61
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    Researchers have studied the energy efficiency of hardware, but what about application software? Using an experimental approach, the authors show how applications affect total energy consumption and discuss design factors that could influence software energy efficiency. View full abstract»

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  • RACI—Getting Projects "Unstuck"

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 63
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    This article explores the RACI responsibility matrix. By properly using, enforcing, and implementing RACI across business and IT, project leaders and CIOs can better execute and manage the performance and outcomes of tasks and projects across the enterprise. View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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