If you have been at the Enterprise Connect show this week in Orlando, Florida, one of the perhaps unexpected booths on the exhibit hall floor was that of the National Security Agency (NSA). The booth was staffed by two great guys (who rapidly moved away when I raised my iPhone camera) who explained that they were there as part of the agency’s “Commercial Solutions Center” looking to find commercial technology that can help with the secure mobile solutions they are looking to deploy for the NSA.
One of the NSA staff will be on a Enterprise Connect communications security panel at 9:00am in the “Sun B” room of the Gaylord Palms tomorrow (Thursday, March 3, 2011). They are also hosting a private meeting tomorrow at the Gaylord Palms from 1-3pm for people interested in learning more. The best way to find out more about that meeting would probably be to attend the 9am session. (They were promoting details at their booth, too, but the exhibit area is now closed.)
UPDATE: The session today (March 3, 2011) will be in “Emerald 8” at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando from 1-3pm.
Good to see the NSA reaching out to the commercial sector and when more information is available about their program (they said it would be soon) I’ll update this post.