From an Executive Order requiring civilian agencies to make data more open to the public to NOAA seeking public comment on its five-year R&D plan, once again there are plenty of government innovations stories happening in the news cycle.
Be sure to check out this news and much more in the latest Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider. Happy Monday.
NOAA Seeks Comment on 5-Year R&D Plan
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking public input on the plan that will govern its research and development decisions over the next five years.
Executive Order Makes Open Data The New Normal
President Obama issued an executive order May 9 to require civilian agencies to produce data in open, machine-readable form to promote public access and commercial use.
DHS’ Richard Spires Resigns As CIO
Richard Spires has resigned from his post as chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security.
iPhones and iPads Poised to Win Key Pentagon Security Nod
This week, Apple is set to finish clearing two safety hurdles that had kept the iPhone and iPad out of the Defense Department and some civilian agencies.
Poll Ties Productivity To Mobile Devices Among Federal Workers
A recent FierceGovIT and Market Connections poll found that federal civilian and military workers believe that mobile solutions help them be more effective at their jobs.
Fixing Flaws in Federal Government IT Security
Former OMB leaders Karen Evans and Franklin Reeder have authored a white paper that highlights how to improve evaluation of information security within U.S. federal government agencies in an effort to correct current flaws.
Tiny NASA Smartphone Satellites Photograph Earth from Space
Three consumer smartphones that were sent into orbit around Earth last month snapped some incredible photos of our planet from space.