White House/NASA

January 22, 2009

It looks like we are in better shape than the White House when it comes to both equipment and policies regarding IT. The last few paragraphs of this story was the most interesting part to me.

I have to say that I’ve seen more Macs at Langley than most other NASA facilities, with the exception of the “media creation” teams. Even on those teams, we have more of a peaceful balance than other places, IMHO. I’m also VERY grateful for the wireless access on site. There seems to be more coverage here than most other centers I’ve visited.

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4 Responses to “White House/NASA”

  1. Melissa (Dorsey) McDowell Says:

    Is this the party to whom I am speaking?

  2. rdallen21 Says:

    That’s interesting… I found this part the most interesting:

    “Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday…”

    Welcome to reali… I mean Washington, eh? Have fun two-stepping with the IT security police.

    Seriously, though, one would hope that the Obama team’s experience with (overly?) restrictive government IT regulations might cause people to review some of the “over and above” constraints placed on government IT (vs. commercial entities). If we’re really lucky and they’re serious about things, they might even remove some of the barriers.

    Don’t hold your breath, though. They’ll probably relax regulations for The White House, keep ’em the same for everyone else and chastise the agencies for not being as prolific as The White House… With a straight face.

    THAT’s the government way, baby!

  3. mpfinneran Says:

    I’m being optimistic!


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