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NNSA CIO Prioritizing Cloud, Cyber

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National Nuclear Security Administration Chief Information Officer Robert Osborn has developed a three-step plan for improving the agency’s information technology infrastructure, Federal News Radio reports.

Osborn, in office for a year, said he will focus on using hybrid cloud technology and improving cybersecurity.

Osborn’s network transformation plan includes implementing virtual desktop services that allow employees to access data anywhere.

Osborn told Federal News Radio he also plans to improve NNSA’s network through creating a network for the Energy Department and a voice-as-a-service program to promote collaboration and social networking.

The NNSA will introduce a cloud service for lab and research workers and a cloud service for the agency’s planning and production elements.

Osborn plans to build a cybersecurity center in partnership with the Energy Department to safeguard the department’s networks, data and systems.

Osborn said he, the head of NNSA’s intelligence directorate and Energy CIO Mike Locatis agreed that co-locating and integrating the organizations would create greater efficiencies and effectiveness.

The Joint Cybersecurity Center is expected go into operation by the end of 2012.

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