Networks and IT Security (606.1) Home

The Networks and Information Technology (IT) Security Group provides information technology infrastructure and support to the Sciences and Exploration Directorate (SED) at Goddard. To achieve this goal, the Group collaborates with the Center Chief Information Officer, the Information Technology and Communications Directorate, and other Center organizations.

The Group provides strategic high-end network planning, services, and capabilities to meet the growing science research and mission requirements of the SED. The Group also protects Directorate systems and data from intrusions and ensures that systems, information, and networks meet NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center security requirements.

In addition, the Group provides comprehensive support to the Directorate's web presence, playing a leadership role on the SED Web Council and implementing SED policies for the information architecture, design, and security requirements of its web sites.

Finally, the Group is responsible for the implementation of a virtual machine environment to centrally host and manage server applications for the SED.

Current Projects & Programs

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The High End Computer Networking (HECN) Team supplies and maintains high performance networks for GSFC users that require advanced network capabilities, along with conducting advanced network technology research and development.
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The Information Technology (IT) Security Group works to maintain the safety and security of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate's computer networks and data.
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The SED Virtual Machine Environment (SEDVME) centrally hosts and manages web server and data applications for Code 600. NASA Goddard employees can get more in-depth information about the SEDVME facility at this internal website.
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The SED Web Services Group provides comprehensive support for the Sciences and Exploration Directorate's web presence.

Key Personnel

Press Releases & Feature Stories

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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.
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Asteroids, Mars and Drought Among NASA News Highlights at AGU

12.01.2011
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the 2011 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Complete list of NASA-related AGU news briefings

NASA and Partners to Demonstrate 40- and 100-Gigabit Network Technologies at SC11

11.10.2011
NASA and a team of federal, university and vendor partners will be demonstrating significant local- and wide-area file transfers using 40- and 100-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network technologies at SC11, the international conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, November 14-17, 2011.
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Group News

WIRED mentions HECN team's record data transfer speeds

06.17.2014
“The Shadow Internet That’s 100 Times Faster Than Google Fiber,” Wired, 6/17/2014, mentions the High End Computer Networking Team’s 91-gigabit-per-second transfer between Denver and GSFC last November as “the fastest end-to-end data transfer ever conducted under ‘real world’ conditions”. Read the Wired article.

Read the report on the team’s experiments/demonstrations. (PDF)
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Overview

Code 606.1 is the group that provides services to the Directorate in the areas of high end networking, IT security, virtual machine servers, and web presence.

Contact Us

Heidi M Dewan
301.286.9426
Office Coordinator [606]
                                                                                                                                                                                        
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