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Van McGlasson

Center for Astrophysics
SAO Computation Facility


I have worked at CfA since 1985, managing the IT department since 1990, in support of research in astrophysics. When I started at CfA, the entire aggregate on-line storage was 2.4 GBytes - an astronomical amount of disk space! Prior to coming to CfA I worked for 7 years as a software engineer at the Johnson Space Center, and prior to that as a high school physics and astronomy teacher. Stewardship of the Observatory's IT infrastructure, supervision of its outstanding IT staff, and helping guide both in the service of astrophysical research has been my privilege and extraordinary good fortune.