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The Information Science and Technology Research Group conceives, proposes, and implements applied information science and technology research, exploring new challenges in computing and information science and technology research. The Group cultivates the technological innovation needed to meet the Sciences and Exploration Directorate's (SED) research objectives, science investigations and missions, as well as facilitate new uses of Directorate science and data products.

The Group also participates in educational initiatives like the Minority University-Space Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) Program. MU-SPIN encourages minority university partnerships to foster scientific curriculum development and research. The ultimate goal of these efforts is to increase participation in NASA-related science and train the next generation of NASA's minority scientists and engineers through the use of information technology.

Current Projects & Programs

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The Direct Readout Laboratory disseminates technology and information to acquire and utilize Direct Broadcast satellite data.
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The Hierarchical Image Segmentation project develops software to partition imagery data into hierarchically related sections or regions.
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The Minority University-SPace Interdisciplinary Network (MU-SPIN) fosters partnerships and trains the next generation of NASA's minority scientists and engineers.

Key Personnel

Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Maps Earth's Croplands from Space

01.29.2014
A new NASA-funded effort aims to map crop fields worldwide, identify what's growing where, and determine whether it's irrigated or fed by rain.
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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

NASA 'Fire Towers' in Space Watch for Wildfires on the Rise

08.09.2013
As the western US enters the fire season, scientists, firefighters and residents are keeping close watch on what's burning. And scientists are putting observations and modeling capabilities to work.

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

NASA Looks at the U.S. Fires of 2012

12.12.2012
Records maintained by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and NASA both indicate that 2012 was an extraordinary year for wildfires in the United States.
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Overview

Code 606.3 is the Information Sciences and Technology (IS&T) Group, providing applied IS&T solutions to science research problems.

Contact Us

Heidi M Dewan
301.286.9426
Office Coordinator [606]
Maria J Ealey
301.286.0162

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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