Last week, President Obama offered his fiscal 2015 budget blue print, which included increased cybersecurity funding for DHS and a boost in STEM education investments. In addition, DARPA is looking to stop counterfeit electronic parts from invading the military supply chain, and the U.S. Navy is building a new underwater mine hunting sonar system. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Cyber a Priority in DHS Spending Blueprint
President Barack Obama’s $38.2 billion discretionary budget for the Department of Homeland Security in fiscal 2015 includes more than a half-billion dollars to support continued implementation of the Einstein managed security service.
2015 Budget Would Boost Investments in STEM Education
President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget blueprint also proposes a number of changes to improving and strengthening the quality and quantity of workers in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) field.
DARPA Seeks Dielets to Defend the IT Supply Chain
DARPA is looking to stem the tide of counterfeit electronic parts invading the military supply chain by developing a tiny electronic component to authenticate other electronic components.
Navy Gets Mine Hunting Sonar for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
The Navy is enhancing the mine detection ability of undersea-unmanned vehicles for its Littoral Combat Ships.
FedRAMP OnRAMP Eases Cloud Compliance
The General Services Administration and MeriTalk are teaming to create the FedRAMP OnRAMP, an online portal intended to speed the government’s move to cloud computing.
Boeing Unveils Details on New Self-Destructing Smartphone
Boeing has launched a new smartphone that works to encrypt calls and erase data when the casing is opened.