NASA Joins Web Consortium

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) — NASA announced Thursday it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium that creates protocols, standards and guidelines to ensure universal Web access.

“Standards will play a key role in making NASA’s content more accessible on the Internet and in the implementation of our Open Government plan,” said Chris Kemp, NASA’s chief technology officer for Information Technology. “Additionally, standards nurture technology innovation. We are especially interested in participating in those areas where NASA’s ongoing technical requirements overlap with the (consortium’s) standardization efforts.”

The international consortium has more than 350 members and is run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics in France, and Keio University in Japan.

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