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NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking ... its network

Jim Duffy | June 19, 2015
Just as the industry is becoming more comfortable with SDNs, the NSA says it's using them too.

NSA even has a GitHub page called Open Network Operations Platform where SDN code will be published.

"I was shocked that we got this approved," Larish said.

It signals a mindset change at the NSA.

"It's really exciting times for us," Larish says. "It's really shaking things up. Our leadership has made the comment that they've never seen this level of enthusiasm and excitement in the enterprise IT group. We actually have new people coming in, fresh faces, fresh ideas, where if you went back two years, any person in the NSA avoided the enterprise IT group like the plague. So it's an exciting time. I think it's great to be in the enterprise."

 

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