Patrick Hogan has been managing NASA open source projects since 2002, incubating competitive technologies to deliver scientific content. The goal has been to engineer open source solutions that leverage open data standards for sustainable technologies that can be extended in both open and proprietary ways. Several successful projects have come out of this program, including a virtual scanning electron microscope, software that allows the blind to aurally visualize mathematical equations, and the very successful NASA World Wind, a fully navigable 3D geospatial data visualization platform. Mr. Hogan has managed other NASA programs, one in the early 90’s effectively modeled contaminant transport scenarios that leveraged over a million soil and groundwater data points. Prior to this Mr. Hogan has been a high school science teacher and a deep sea diver for the offshore oil industry. He is a California Registered Geologist, Italian Renaissance buff and a pilot.