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At NASA Goddard, it's the Information Technology and Communications Directorate (ITCD) team that provides a full range of IT services and capabilities – including desktop support, application development, collaboration tools, network engineering and cybersecurity – so center scientists can focus on their missions.
Each year, ITCD hosts the Goddard Cybersecurity Expo at their secure facility to discuss cybersecurity and technology. You'll want to be there – the event has had a great, lengthy history in terms of both attendees and interest level:
Exhibition spots have sold out very quickly for four years in a row – so register early!
The prioroties of Goddard IT can be divided into three major areas: IT Capability, Cybersecurity and IT Sustainability.
IT Capability: Enabling Goddard Science and Technology
Goddard manages and operates the IT services for the center's workforce including networks, telephones, video communications, custom software applications, and desktop and computing services. As part of NASA’s Communications Services Office, Goddard also plays a lead role in the agency’s mission network infrastructure. Goddard’s IT service delivery priorities are to ensure that the center’s IT infrastructure and application capabilities and services continue to meet evolving stakeholder needs and enable mission success.
Cybersecurity: Securing Goddard Science Data and Assets
Information security is fundamental to ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Goddard’s critical scientific and institutional data and IT assets. Goddard’s cybersecurity priority is to enhance and integrate information security throughout the system life cycle, ensuring that Goddard’s data and information are protected from cyber-attack. Goddard uses a risk-based approach to information security management, which balances the appropriate level of security the need to integrate emerging technologies to allow scientific collaboration and achieve mission success.
IT Sustainability: Optimizing Support for Goddard Science
The last major priority for IT at Goddard is to enable Goddard missions and science through:
Goddard’s unique and effective IT governance model employs representative center participation to coordinate IT strategy and oversee the center’s IT investment portfolio. Enterprise architecture creates a blueprint for the center to translate these strategies and plans into core capabilities. More information can be found on the NASA website: https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard-space-flight-center-chief-information-officer.
Driving Directions to NASA GoddardThe Goddard Space Flight Center is located at: 8800 Greenbelt RoadGreenbelt, Maryland 20771 The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Badging Visitor Center is located off Soil Conservation Road and Explorer Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771. To access the Badging Visitor Center (Please note the Badging Visitor Center is NOT the Visitors Center), enter the driveway from Explorer Drive prior to the Security Checkpoint. (Get maps and driving directions to NASA Goddard from + Google Maps, + Yahoo! Maps, + MapQuest).*You must come in the Goddard Road (Official Business/Badging Visitor) Entrance*
There is available visitor parking right in front of NASA Goddard Building #8. Additional parking is available in the adjacent lot to Building #8. The additional parking lot is to the left of the building.
There is no room block setup for this event but here is the closest hotel:
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
9800 Patuxent Woods Drive Suite H
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: (301) 206-2940
Fax: (301) 206-2950
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