Published: 
Dec 7, 2018

Amendment 40: Final Text for Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) program element A.41

SMD’s Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) Program identifies, develops, and supports adoption of information technology expected to be needed by the Earth Science Division in the 5-20-year timeframe, as described in ROSES-18 Appendix A.1. Currently, the AIST Program is organized around two primary thrusts, the Analytic Center Framework (ACF) and the New Observing Strategy (NOS).

The ACF harmonizes tools, data, and computing environments to meet the needs of Earth science investigations of physical processes or natural phenomena to improve human understanding and prediction of Earth processes and natural phenomena. The NOS provides a framework for identifying technology advances needed to exploit newly available data capabilities and enables development of the information technologies needed to support planning, evaluating, implementing, and operating a dynamic set of observing assets consisting of various instruments located at different vantage points (e.g., in situ, airborne, and in orbit) to create a more complete picture of a natural phenomenon or physical process.

Notices of Intent are strongly encouraged by January 10, 2019, proposals are due March 12, 2019.

Questions concerning this program element should be directed to Michael Little at Michael.M.Little@NASA.gov.