IT/Web: November 2011 Archives

apps@NASA Now Online

NASA Launches apps@NASA

"NASA launched apps@NASA, a website where NASA employees and contractors can download mobile apps that securely access NASA systems. These apps enable our users to perform critical job functions at anytime from anywhere via personal and NASA mobile devices."

NASA Launches Mobile Apps Store, Information Week

"The agency was at the forefront of the feds' adoption of cloud computing, building its own cloud infrastructure, Nebula, that it is using internally to host applications and services. Mobile applications are another area in which NASA has been an early adopter, offering apps for both iPhones and Android devices. However, its mobile apps store for employees is a bit thin at the moment; the site currently has only two applications available in its apps store, but NASA plans to add more in the future."

NASA on Google+

Government Agencies Go Google+, Information Week

"Most of the agencies thus far have been posting news, multimedia, and information of the type one might expect to be posted on their Facebook pages or Twitter feeds. For example, with the exception of a post introducing itself to Google+, the Marine Corps' Google+ posts have thus far been carbon copies of its posts on its official Facebook page. Since joining Google+, NASA has been the most active of the new entrants with almost two dozen posts, mostly images and multimedia, and many of them different from information shared on other social media platforms. The page already has more than 18,000 followers."


United States Attorney Southern District of New York Press Event with NASA Inspector General

"A press conference will be held today to announce charges against seven individuals who engaged in a sophisticated, international Internet fraud scheme that infected more than four million computers in over 100 countries and manipulated online advertising.

- Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
- Janice K. Fedarcyk, Assistant Director-In-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Paul Martin, Inspector General of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Inspector General"

U.S. Attorney Charges Seven Individuals For Engineering Sophisticated Internet Fraud Scheme, Department of Justice

"Of the computers infected with malware, at least 500,000 were in the United States, including computers belonging to U.S. government agencies, such as NASA; educational institutions; non-profit organizations; commercial businesses; and individuals."


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