The Intelligence Community is looking to spend $6 billion to enhance IT integration over the next five years. In addition, the Army is developing the “network of the future,” while NASA is seeking public feedback on its new spacesuit. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Intelligence Community IT Integration Contract Could Be Worth $6 Billion
Federal intelligence agencies could spend up to $6 billion over five years on a wide-ranging information technology contract aiming to integrate IT services into a common environment.
Army Network of the Future: Fast, Flexible and End-To-End
The Army’s next-generation network will offer faster speeds, greater capacity, and run end-to-end, delivering easy-to-use applications to soldiers, the service’s CIO said recently.
Tech Advances Push Health IT Forward
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is in the midst of spending $14 million to upgrade its electronic medical records, and acting Chief Information Officer, Dr. Howard Hays is already calling it money well spent.
Air Force Completes Rollout of Medical Messaging System
Earlier this month, the Air Force completed rollout of MilCare, its secure, confidential health care messaging system, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities around the world.
CBP’s Cargo Data System Takes Next Step
Customs and Border Protection is moving forward with development and implementation of a “single window” cargo data system aimed at smoothing the data-reporting load on U.S. cargo importers and exporters.
IT Grads Rank 14 Agencies as Top Employers
A new report lists the top 100 ideal employers among undergraduate computer science students, and 14 federal agencies made the list.
NASA Asks: Which Spacesuit Prototype Do You Prefer? Vote On Your Favorite
NASA is asking the public to choose which design of the futuristic Z-2 “planetary mobility” suit prototype will be used by astronauts while evaluating how well the spacesuit works.