The new Federal CIO is launching a challenge that aims to give rising IT stars a chance to solve real government technology issues. In addition, IARPA is looking to develop ways to actually predict cyber attacks, and the Department of Energy gets a new CIO. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
New Federal CIO Seeks ‘Rising Stars’ to Tackle IT Issues
One month after President Obama named him the next federal chief information officer, Tony Scott announced the 2015 CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge.
IARPA Wants to Predict Cyber Attacks
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking for ways to predict cyber attacks rather than just responding to them.
NIH Launches Big Data Portal for Alzheimer’s Research
The National Institutes of Health announced a big data portal to speed the development of predictive models and effective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Feds Launch Privacy Discussion Around Commercial, Private Use of Drones
The federal government is seeking public comment around a new process that will address privacy and other concerns regarding the use of commercial and private unmanned aerial vehicles.
Department of Energy to Get New CIO
The Department of Energy will replace interim CIO Don Adcock with Michael Johnson, assistant director for intelligence programs at the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.
How the Government Plans to Revamp USAJOBS
Federal officials recently announced plans to reshape government hiring and employee engagement efforts — including an overhaul of the troubled job announcement site USAJOBS — saying the changes were “a long time coming.”