Welcome to the Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) Public Website. If you were attempting to access the NASA internal ETADS site, please check here
What is ETADS?
The Emerging Technology and Desktop Standards (ETADS) group was established at the Glenn Research Center in 1996 to support the Office of the CIO. The ETADS group is responsible for establishing and maintaining hardware, software, and security configuration standards for end user computing devices. ETADS consists of a state-of-the-art testbed facility, the Emerging Technology Assessment Facility (ETAF), and an experienced and diverse staff capable of understanding both the technical intricacies of modern operating environments and the complexities associated with NASA-wide implementations.
ETADS role at NASA
The ETADS program is responsible for establishing and maintaining hardware, software, and security configuration standards for end user computing devices. It produces NASA’s basic interoperability standards (NASA-STD-2804 and NASA-STD-2805), and provides leadership in the areas of compliance with federal computer security configuration regulations and identity credential and access management (ICAM).
Industry News and Developments
Maintaining an in-depth awareness of industry trends assists ETADS in understanding how to best position NASA to take advantage of new consumer IT solutions. In addition to test-bed activities, ETADS follows technological developments across a broad spectrum of areas and posts a subset of the most noteworthy in its ETADS Industry News RSS feed.