When access management becomes rocket science

Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 4:50 PM EST

NASA's challenges are hardly limited to launching rockets and getting men to Mars. The space agency is racing to overhaul its identity and access management infrastructure, determined to seal off security gaps and protect vital IT assets from floating into dangerous corners of cyberspace.

The situation at one NASA outpost, the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., shows how difficult a task it is.

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