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NASA's Davis goes to VA

Jerry Davis, chief information security officer at NASA, is leaving to join the Veterans Affairs Department, Chris Dorobek of FederalNewsRadio’s DorobekInsider reported today. His new title and start date have not been announced yet.

At NASA, Davis oversaw all aspects of information security and privacy, including security engineering and architecture, governance and operations. He previously was deputy CIO at the Education Department.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 at 7:20 PM


Reader Comments

Tue, Sep 21, 2010

"Until NASA takes steps to fully meet FISMA requirements and to improve its system acquisition practices, NASA's IT security program will not be fully effective in protecting critical agency information systems," NASA Inspector General Paul Martin wrote in a 26-page audit report issued late last week. "Until such improvements are made, OCIO (Office of the Chief Information Office) will not be in a position to effectively allocate resources to correct IT security weaknesses." That explains why Davis jumped from NASA to VA. Next up, same article about VA.

Mon, Aug 2, 2010

The real question will be whether NASA will recertify their existing systems as normally done every three years now that Mr. Davis has left. Given their GAO audit findings (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/gao-report-nasa-at-high-risk-of-data-breach/4682), it might be a real good idea to establish an actual common security infrastructure with appropriate controls and mandate its use by new systems and existing systems at reaccreditation.

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