The Scientific and Technical Information Program Office
) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA
) collects, organizes, preserves, and releases the Agency's scientific and technical information (STI). STI is derived from NASA's research and development efforts and NASA projects, programs, and missions. Examples of NASA STI include technical papers and reports, contractor reports, conference papers and proceedings, journal articles, presentations, and technical information on websites. NASA STI also includes research information from NASA's predecessor Agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA
), which dates back to 1917. NACA transitioned to NASA at the advent of the National Aeronautics and Space Act
of 1958 (Amended).
The STI Program Office is funded by the NASA Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Washington, DC. The NASA CIO establishes strategic policy and operational measurements for the STI Program Office, which is located at NASA's Langley Research Center
in Hampton, Virginia. In turn, the STI Program Office oversees the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), a contractor-maintained and -run facility that collects the NASA STI, organizes it into a large database, ensures that it is preserved via the National Archives and Records Administration
, and releases the STI or has the STI released through commercial or other venues, such as science.gov and USA.gov... Read More