2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Mamta Patel Nagaraja

Name: Mamta Patel Nagaraja
Title: Science Engagement and Communications, Science Mission Directorate
Agency: NASA

Delivering the eclipse. Last year's solar eclipse captivated the nation. And if you were among the more than 90 million people who viewed NASA's eclipse website, you can thank Nagaraja. She coordinated with five contractor teams to set up the live-streaming web page and video series about the eclipse. Her behind-the-scenes work to plan, test, integrate and launch an IT architecture capable of supporting massive, unpredictable traffic levels took months. She gathered a wealth of information captured by 11 spacecraft, three airplanes, dozens of high-altitude balloons, TV crews and even astronauts on the International Space Station and made it all available for public consumption.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • innovation (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively.

  • big data AI health data

    Where did the ideas for shutdowns and social distancing come from?

    Steve Kelman offers another story about hero civil servants (and a good president).

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.