Nirmala Ramprasad

Nirmala Ramprasad currently serves as a senior advisor at Social Security Administration. In her present role she develops IT strategy, and provides guidance and recommendations on IT initiatives and emerging technology. She has a double Master’s degree and over 25 years in Information Technology. She is experienced in several industry verticals including government, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, electrical power distribution, human resources and payroll. Her special interest is in using data analytics to derive business value and is a member of the government customer experience community of practice. All opinions are her own and do not reflect that of any Federal Agency.

USGS is Asking If You Felt It: Latest Earthquakes

Having experienced everything from little tremors to violent shaking, I know what it is like to live in an earthquake zone. Hiding below a large table or under the sturdy doorframe, and at times with the entire building swaying back and forth—it can be quite frightening and confusing at the same time. Your thoughts are flying at 200 miles an hour, flitting from one to the next, concerned about your and your family’s safety.

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Explore Space with Smithsonian’s Chandra X-Ray App

We continue our celebration of American history and legacy this July 2015 with the New Horizons spacecraft’s dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons—momentous in space exploration. Just think about it—New Horizons, a NASA space probe traveled over 3 billion miles to the ninth and final planet, making America the first and only country that has sent space probes to every planet that makes up our solar system.

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Safe Travels with TravWell

Ahhh… Summer is here at last! It’s time for relaxing vacation! Whether you want to scale the peaks of Mount Everest, scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, ride a camel in the deserts of Mongolia, or shop in Paris—it is time for a travel app. Gone are the days of just booking cheap flights and accommodations. Now there are travel apps for just about anything—planning, packing, pet care, parking, expense tracking, currency conversion, language translation and even optimal light and dark times to help minimize jet lags.

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