The Future of NIST SP 800-53: Revision 6 and Beyond

By Matt Dosberg | November 29, 2021

NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, provides a comprehensive set of countermeasures to protect systems and organizations and manage cybersecurity, privacy, and cyber supply chain risk. The SP 800-53 controls are used as part of a cybersecurity and privacy risk management process by organizations small and large, public and private, and across all sectors of the U.S and…

Overview of ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online Capabilities

By Matt Dosberg | November 9, 2021

NASA’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Esri provides licensing and access to a wide range of these commercial GIS capabilities.  This talk will provide a brief overview of the GIS capabilities available, the non-NASA data that is available and a description of the audience that can be reached through these tools.  NASA’s current uses will be…

Cyber-Physical Digital Twins – Georgia Tech Smart Campus Cases Studies

By Matt Dosberg | October 25, 2021

Digital Engineering, in its very essence, is concerned with advancements in computing, modeling, data management and analytical capabilities to improve the practice of engineering.  Key to Digital Engineering is the concept of Digital Twin.  While initially developed for engineering systems, Digital Twins are now being implemented for socio-cyber-physical systems (e.g. smart buildings, smart cities, etc.) due…

Goddard Showcase – Applying Research in Artificial Intelligence for Spacecraft Resilience (RAISR) to Distributed Spacecraft Missions (DSM)

By Matt Dosberg | October 12, 2021

To enable the demand for scientific discovery through deep space exploration, missions need to be able to travel further and operate more efficiently than ever before. To achieve full mission autonomy, intelligent onboard fault diagnosis methods must be developed, with special consideration of anomalous faults. To this end, we present the work encompassed by project…

Goddard Showcase – Earth Information System Infrastructure. Leveraging Infrastructure as code to do science in the cloud.

By Matt Dosberg | October 12, 2021

From deploying “The Littlest JupyterHub” to automating the deployment of multiple Kubernetes powered Daskhub infrastructure; we would like to share a story about how using AWS Cloud (AKA an API) can not only make solutions deployment faster, repeatable and more secure but also more fun. The Earth Information System was a 6-month Science Pilot therefore…

Goddard Showcase – Hackathoning Air Quality (AQ) in Cheverly, MD

By Matt Dosberg | October 12, 2021

While large cities have been trying to assess, predict and forecast air quality, smaller towns are also subject to many of the same problems without the funding to find and use existing resources.  Recently, the ESIP Air Quality Cluster held a hackathon to identify and correlate resources for the City of Los Angeles and the…

Discovery and Control of 2D Magnets – Relevant to NASA?

By Matt Dosberg | May 12, 2021

Magnetism, one of the most fundamental physical properties, has revolutionized significant technologies such as data storage and biomedical imaging, and continues to bring forth new phenomena in emergent materials at reduced dimensions. The recently discovered magnetic 2D van der Waals materials provide ideal platforms to enable the atomic-thin, flexible, lightweight magneto-optical and magnetoelectric devices. Though…

Exploranation – from the inside of mummies to planets, stars and galaxies

By Matt Dosberg | April 12, 2021

This talk will take its starting point in the on-going convergence of exploratory and explanatory visualization paradigms into “Exploranation”.  Based on the general availability of processing power, access to data and ever improving visualization methods, explanatory visualization can be data driven and fully interactive. This leads to a paradigm shift in visual learning and communication,…

Accelerating AI Compute for Space, Planetary Science, and Aeronautics at Wafer-Scale

By Matt Dosberg | March 29, 2021

Dr. Andy Hock is VP of Product at Cerebras. Andy came to Cerebras from Google, where he led Data and Analytics Product for the Terra Bella project, using deep learning and AI to create useful data for maps and enterprise applications from satellite imagery.

Andy will introduce Cerebras and the CS-1, and discuss applications AI research and development for aeronautics, space and planetary science.

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Citizen Science Frontiers with the Zooniverse

By Matt Dosberg | March 22, 2021

Dr. Laura Trouille is VP of Science Engagement and Visualization at the Adler Planetarium and Zooniverse Co-PI.

The Zooniverse ( is the world’s largest platform for online citizen science, with more than 2 million participants worldwide and over 300 projects launched since 2007, from astronomy to zoology, cancer research to climate science.