NOAA IT Executive Chi Kang on securing connectivity for diverse workforce

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s network supports users all over the world, as well as supercomputers, and sensor platforms on the sea, in the air and in space. Chi Kang, deputy director for Operations in NOAA’s Cyber Security Division, said the network includes things such as high speed, a LAN connection, sites linked via microwave optical connections, not to mention employees at desktops to do day-to-day agency work.”

“Most of that has been happening remotely this year due to the pandemic.”

“I would say a pretty large percentage of the workforce was able to transition to a mostly or if not 100% dedicated telework. We still have some operational components across NOAA that still does require on site, that ranges from weather forecast offices to mission operations specialists as well as to cyber security operations,” he said on…” Read or listen to the newscast here.

Source: SD-WAN could get NOAA’s network to zero trust – By Amelia Brust, September 22, 2020. Federal News Network.

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