NSA Asks Open Source Developers to Help Protect Agency Cloud; Keith Alexander Comments

Gen. Keith Alexander
Gen. Keith Alexander

The National Security Agency has started developing a cloud computing platform intended to help secure the government’s network infrastructure, FedScoop reported Friday.

David Stegon writes NSA has reached out to the country’s open source community by allowing developers to collaborate in shoring up the cloud infrastructure’s code for the cloud infrastructure.

NSA aims to use the agency for mobile devices and to manage security, according to the report.

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of NSA and Cyber Command, told a Northern Virginia Technology Council event in Tysons Corner, Va. Friday that modern cloud technologies could help defend the government’s network from cyber attacks, Fedscoop reports.

Alexander said cloud technology could adapt to cyber threats without human intervention and help protect the Defense Department’s more than 15,000 domains, according to the report.

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