NASA might be one of the most buzzworthy agencies but don’t expect any love from the procurement office if you come in throwing around buzzwords.
NASA prefers to focus on the requirements its mission owners need to fulfill their endeavors – like launching humans into space – and less on secondary ramifications like cost savings. That includes cloud computing, said Bill McNally, assistant administrator of NASA’s Office of Procurement, at least when it’s not intrinsically tied to mission requirements.
Just because the federal government is set to spend some $7.3 billion on cloud in fiscal 2016 does not itself merit buying it.
“If you walk into my office wanting to talk about cloud, you’re going to get kicked out my office,” McNally said. “The problem with government is, we’re spending too much time trying to understand cost savings rather than focusing on requirements.”
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