NSA Proposes Intelligence Sharing Through Cloud-Centric Approach

A new report has revealed that the National Security Agency, US is emphasising on a "cloud-centric" approach to facilitate an improved collaboration with other intelligence agencies in the country.

In an exclusive interview with InformationWeek, the Chief Information Officer of the Agency Lonny Anderson said that the agency is opting for a more advanced architecture, both in terms of hardware and software.

Anderson said in interview, “Some people say we've just got to get some better tools. Well, tools come and tools go".

He added, "The key is architecture. You build architecture, then it doesn't matter that tools come and go. There's no doubt in my mind that when we connect architectures, we'll never look back."

Anderson also expressed his optimism that technology teams in the Intelligence Community should, and definitely can work in collaboration on bringing up some much needed improvement in the existing IT architecture and infrastructure.

According to reports, the agency is currently putting an effort towards replacing its 3 code deciphering centres in Texas, Georgia, and Hawaii as a part of the process.

Some other areas that the agency is working on are: introduction of new and advanced Mobile Devices, embracing the open source code for data gathering as well as using the cloud technology for sharing information internally.