It seems that there is a potential candidate from Google to take over Todd Park’s role as the U.S. CTO. In addition, NASA has reached a major website migration milestone, and mobility is becoming a key part of DISA’s overall strategy. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Google’s Megan Smith Top Candidate for U.S. CTO
Less than a week after Todd Park announced he would be leaving his role as U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Google’s Megan Smith is emerging as a top candidate for the CTO role.
NASA Reaches Website Migration Milestone
NASA has reached the first milestone in its effort to move more than 1 million pieces of content, including about 110 websites and applications, to an open-source cloud environment.
Army to Put High-Quality Radar into Smaller Drones
The Army is embracing new synthetic aperture radars (SAR) systems for adding these capabilities into smaller unmanned aerial vehicles.
Navy’s Tactical Cloud Would See All in Expeditionary Warfare
The Navy wants to take advantage of cloud computing and big data to develop tactical tools that could, for example, allow a commander aboard ship to view a dashboard that tracks everything happening during a mission in real time, anticipates changes in conditions and predicts likely outcomes.
Army’s Air Defense Simulator Gets a Big Upgrade
Looking to more effectively train soldiers in anti-aircraft operations—and do it without having to use real aircraft or missiles—the Army has upgraded the high-tech simulator it uses to project virtual aircraft and weather conditions.
Mobility Becomes Central to DISA’s Strategy
As the Defense Information Systems Agency rolls out shared-service offerings under its unified capabilities (UC) effort, officials say they want to integrate mobility into applications rather than focus separately on smart phones and devices.
NIST Seeks Feedback on Standards to Protect Critical Infrastructure
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking insights from critical infrastructure providers about their experiences with the six-month-old voluntary cybersecurity framework.