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Sasi Pillay: NASA Must Address Legal, HR Issues for BYOD

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As NASA moves toward letting employees bring their own mobile devices to work, the agency’s chief technology officer said it must work out the legal and human resource issues surrounding the BYOD practice.

According to AOL Government, Sasi Pillay said the agency must look at the effects of employees losing their personal devices and how mobile device security requires a different approach compared to traditional information technology systems.

Pillay told an audience at a Washington federal IT summit he wants all of the agency’s call management and voice messaging services in a cloud computing infrastructure.

The agency would only purchase resources on an as-needed basis for the cloud, Henry Kenyon reports.

NASA has also set up an internal application store for employees to acquire non-NASA apps, Pillay said, according to the report.

He added agency eventually wants to eliminate all front-end devices but needs additional software to make that happen, Kenyon reports.

The Office of Management and Budget has released new guidelines for helping to cover the cost of implementing BYOD.

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