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Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group
Lately my team has gotten excited about the potential applications of cloud computing in mission operations. Cloud computing is a trendy term that generally refers to the practice of running your applications on a set of virtual remote computers typically provided by another organization as a pay-as-you-go service. Many of the strengths of cloud computing are a great fit for mission operations. First, cloud computing nodes can be brought online and taken offline again at a moment's notice to ...