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August 27, 2014
NASA has a Problem with Unauthorized Access to it's Technologies
Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 25, 2014
A few days ago the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its findings related to unauthorized access to NASA's technologies by foreign entities. Auditors found weaknesses in NASA's export control policy and implementation of foreign-national-access procedures at some centers. While NASA policies allow Center Directors wide latitude in implementing export controls at their centers, federal internal control standards call for clearly defined areas of authority and establishment of appropria ... read more

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