Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is headed to USAID, and the Department of Defense has launched a draft of “Better Buying Power 3.0.” In addition, the U.S. Army has launched a new cyber brigade, and the SEC is developing new data analytics tools for risk management. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Federal CIO Steps Down
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is leaving his post to become the chief innovation officer at USAID, where he will work with the agency’s Ebola response team.
Better Buying Power 3.0: How the Pentagon Hopes to Save its Technological Advantage
Frank Kendall, the Defense Department’s top acquisition official, has released a draft of “Better Buying Power 3.0,” which aims to improve how the Pentagon spends tens of billions of dollars annually on weapons and IT.
Army: New Geospatial Tool Gives Sage Advice on Unknown Terrain
A new geospatial tool is helping the Army gain better insight and intelligence on new terrains, enabling commanders to make more informed decisions for more effective and secure operations.
SEC Office to Shepherd Risk Analysis Tool Development
The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to open an office to help develop data analytics tools that can identify and track investment and management risk among the financial institutions it regulates.
Army Pushing for More Cybersecurity Personnel to Combat Increasing Threats, Attacks
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army has launched a cyber brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October.
GSA Looks to Green Building Technologies
The General Services Administration is looking to cut its costs for running federal buildings, specifically utilizing green technologies with its Green Proving Ground program.