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Keith KellerKeith Keller
NASA GSFC Containerized Computing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:15 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

Modular, containerized data centers offer the potential for agile and green, cost effective computing infrastructure. Goddard has a containerized computing facility (building 28D) that is used as a back-up and prototyping environment for new IT capabilities, including cloud computing services. In this brief, Keith Keller will provide the background, description, current projects and potential capabilities of Goddard's containerized computing facility as a Goddard computing resource.

Keith Keller currently serves as the Associate Director for Innovation and Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology in the Information Technology and Communications Directorate at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Previously, Mr. Keller served as the Directorate's Communications and Security Services Division Chief and Strategic Planning Office Associate Chief.

Prior to his appointment in NASA, Mr. Keller led the Defense Information Systems Agency Europe's Coalition Networks Team in Stuttgart, Germany. His team provided communications capabilities and support services for the United States European Command, United States Africa Command, United States Central Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization and coalition partners in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. Mr. Keller's responsibilities also included the deployment and support of the Department of Defense's Multi-National Information Sharing Program.

Mr. Keller has held various engineering, management and leadership positions in the Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency. He has served as a communications and computer systems engineering and planning officer, radar evaluation engineer, IT resources manager, and air traffic control and landing systems evaluation program manager.

Mr. Keller received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He then qualified as an Air Force communications and computer systems engineering officer after completing technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi in 1991. Mr. Keller currently holds a Master of Science in Information Systems degree, a Master of Engineering degree and a Graduate Certificate in Space Systems. Additionally, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association. Mr. Keller is a private pilot with more than 300 hours total flying time. His interests include running, skiing, flying, reading and physics.
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