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NASA Cloud Contracts Get a "No-No" from Auditors

The 'clouderati' who, among other themes, like to promote the idea that cloud computing has a bit of the 'outlaw', going around the restrictions set by 'the Man' (usually corporate IT) may have to stop, look and listen.  NASA's Office of the Inspector General that while the organization is 'all in' with respect to cloud computing, a lot of NASA centers have been playing way too fast and loose.

NASA Cloud Contracts Slammed By Auditor - Cloud Computing - Platform:

NASA has scored low marks from its own auditor on its progress in adopting cloud computing technologies. In a report published Monday, the NASA Office of Inspector General concluded that weaknesses in the body's IT governance and risk management practices have "impeded" it from gaining the full benefits of cloud. For example, several NASA centers moved systems and data into the public cloud without the knowledge or consent of NASA's Office of the CIO (OCIO), while it struck deals with suppliers using contracts that "failed to fully address the business and IT security risks unique to the cloud environment."


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