"Valarie has a significant background and experience in IT management," Cureton said. "That combined with her in-depth understanding of communications and holistic approach to IT security make her an invaluable asset to our efforts."
Burks developed and launched the USDA Certification and Accreditation Center of Excellence to improve and mitigate system risks, reduce costs and improve the quality and standards for systems. Burks has developed, managed, and maintained IT infrastructure and equipment including network, desktop, video, web-hosting and telecommunications operations. She handled IT management responsibilities while working for the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Commerce and Government Accountability Office.
Burks received her B.S. in computer science from the
, University of Maryland . She also received her M.S. in computer systems management from the Baltimore County , University of Maryland . University College
For information about NASA's Office of the Chief Information Officer, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ocio.
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