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The Organization and Management of the Virtual Astronomical ObservatoryThe U.S. Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO; http://www.us-vao.org/) has been in operation since May 2010. Its goal is to enable new science through efficient integration of distributed multi-wavelength data. This paper describes the management and organization of the VAO, and emphasizes the techniques used to ensure efficiency in a distributed organization. Management methods include using an annual program plan as the basis for establishing contracts with member organizations, regular communication, and monitoring of processes.
Document ID
20130001830
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Berriman, G. Bruce (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hanisch, Robert J. (Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) Baltimore, MD, United States)
Lazio, T. Joseph W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Szalay, Alexander (Johns Hopkins Univ. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Fabbiano, Giussepina (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
July 4, 2012
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes+Instrumentation(Amsterdam)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF AST-0834235
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
management
distributed organization
virtual observatory