NASA CTO For IT's Departure Highlights Fed's Cloud Challenges
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Andrew Hornback
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3/24/2012 | 4:33:37 PM
re: NASA CTO For IT's Departure Highlights Fed's Cloud Challenges
Maybe I'm nitpicking here, but it gives me zero comfort to hear NASA IT's (former) CTO say that it's harder to breach Microsoft's cloud than the cloud that they're building at Ames for other governmental organizations/customers.

While I understand the budgetary issues surrounding IT (especially governmental IT) at this point in time, if this indicates that security is low on the scale of importance, perhaps change at the CTO position will be a good thing.

When building any information technology infrastucture (public or commercial), safety and security should be the primary concern from day 1.

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