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NASA’S First IT Summit to Showcase Public, Private Tech Innovations

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Linda Cureton, NASA
Linda Cureton, NASA

NASA will be hosting its first Information Technology Summit on Aug. 16-18 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss best practices and innovations in IT.

“The first NASA IT Summit is an opportunity for NASA’s IT staff to learn about the best practices and innovations within NASA and in the overall IT sector,” said NASA Chief Information Officer Linda Cureton, who will deliver opening marks. “This knowledge sharing is critical if we want NASA to have the best IT organization in the federal government.”

More than 1,100 people have registered for the summit, which will include presentations on themes such as social networking, green IT, innovation, infrastructure, operations and IT security and privacy. Speakers from the government side include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, General Services Administration’s Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, and federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.

From the industry side, Google’s Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, Symantec’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Bregman, and Inspirion’s Chief Executive Officer Misti Burmeister will also be giving speeches.

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