NASA is looking to enhance data center consolidation efforts, while the USGS has updated its U.S. earthquake maps. In addition, the Navy will be outfitting its helicopters with laser weapons, and the VA is looking to provide enhanced collaboration tools for its employees. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
NASA Seeks Input on Data Center Consolidation Strategies
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center wants to look at options for replacing or supplementing existing data centers with more energy-efficient options.
VA to Enhance Collaborative Tech for Employees
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to connect health care personnel across the entire VA service network in an effort to reduce duplication and promote forward-thinking learning interventions.
DARPA Moves Ahead on Protecting Military Wireless Networks
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to launch Phases 2 and 3 of its Wireless Network Defense program, which seeks to secure networks by gaining better control over them.
DHS-Funded ‘SWAMP’ Helps Scour Code for Bugs
A new cloud-based platform from DHS called SWAMP is offering free secure coding tools for developers in government, enterprises, academia, and is gaining commercial attention.
Navy Planning to Put Laser Weapons on Helicopters
Taking the next step in the development of fielded directed energy weapons, the Navy is looking to put laser guns into the air aboard helicopters.