The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to invest $96 million in Big Data initiatives in the next four years. The Defense Information Systems Agency is pushing back its hybrid cloud contract and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will bring fiber optics to the warfighter. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Study Argues Against Maintaining Legacy Systems
Agencies would benefit much more from embracing a software-based IT enterprise than maintaining current legacy systems, according to a new study.
The National Institutes of Health Investing Heavily in Big Data
The National Institutes of Health plans to invest up to $96 million over four years to put Big Data to work solving persistent health riddles.
The Defense Information Systems Agency Pushes Back $427 Million Hybrid Cloud Buy
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has postponed until the start of the new fiscal year its planned $427 million buy of a hybrid cloud data storage service.
GSA Highlights OASIS Opportunities for Small Businesses
The General Services Administration’s new multibillion-dollar OASIS contract vehicle could present opportunities for small businesses.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Converts Disability Claims into Digital Files
More than 30 percent of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ disability claims inventory is now digital and accessible in the VA’s electronic claims processing system.
DARPA Lights Up Fiber Optic Technology
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will soon help the military harness light to travel up to 30 percent faster for key networking projects.
FedRAMP Could Be Model to Vet Cybersecurity Firms
Under the FedRAMP program, contractors that provide cloud computing services to agencies are required to meet strict security requirements, which could be a model for other agencies.