Tech in the News: Joe Biden Has an Opportunity to Bolster How We View Earth From Space
Posted December 28, 2020
External Article: MIT Review
Mariel Borowitz, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was quoted in the article, "Joe Biden Has an Opportunity to Bolster How We View Earth From Space," published Dec. 28 in MIT Review.
The Biden administration could take steps to permanently ensure free and open access to what NASA collects, and it could also look into engaging with the private companies directly. “There’s already a pilot program started where NASA purchases the data from commercial entities under a license that allows them to share that data with researchers or a wider audience,” says Borowitz. It may be a good model for Biden to lean on permanently to help a private industry grow while giving less-wealthy parties access to critical data.