CIO Watch: NASA CTO resigns over budget cuts

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Chris Kemp, NASA's chief technology officer for IT, resigned in mid-March, citing budget cuts and the lack of an entrepreneurial spirit at the space agency.

In essence, "it's a very difficult time to be an entrepreneur at NASA," Kemp said in a blog post. "As budgets kept getting cut and continuing resolutions from Congress continued to make funding unavailable, I saw my vision for the future slowly slip further from my grasp," he wrote.

"So, today, I am announcing that I am leaving the place I dreamed of working as a kid to find a garage in Palo Alto to do what I love," he continued.

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