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NASA Ames Hosts White House CIO
09.15.09
 
Federal chief information officer Vivek KundraVivek Kundra, federal chief information officer, speaks before a standing-room only crowd at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
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Federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra and NASA deputy administrator Lori GarverVivek Kundra, federal chief information officer, and Lori Garver, NASA deputy administrator, tour the Nebula server center at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
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Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, announced a new government cloud computing initiative at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., on Sept. 15, 2009. Kundra unveiled the new Apps.gov platform, an online storefront for federal agencies to browse and purchase cloud-based information technology (IT) services and predicted it would significantly lower government costs and increase innovation.

"This technology supports every mission our government performs— from defending our borders to protecting the environment," Kundra said. "IT is essential for the government to do its work, and it is essential that we have access to the latest and most innovative technologies."

Read the posting on the White House Blog.

View the announcement on NASA TV's YouTube channel.

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