The U.S. Secret service is considering using Google Glass-like eyewear. The TSA is expanding its rapid screening program and NASA is using drones for monitoring tropical storms. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
U.S. Secret Service Agents May Be Donning Google Glass
The Secret Service, along with the Pentagon, is mulling Google Glass-like intelligent eyewear for field assignments, according to federal officials.
Agency Officials: Biggest Barrier to IT Transformation is Culture
One of the main barriers facing federal agencies moving to the cloud and modernizing IT systems is not security but culture, according to Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP manager at the General Services Administration.
TSA Expands Rapid Screening Program
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has accelerated expansion of its pre-approved expedited screening program, opening up a less expensive option, setting up an online applications process, and adding expedited passenger lanes at more airports.
Justice Department Websites May Go Open Source
The Justice Department is looking to switch a large share of its websites over to the open source Drupal content management system.
Tablets Hit The Battlefield
In an effort to modernize its combat vehicles, reduce costs, and better enable shared situational awareness, the U.S. Army is pursuing next-generation computing and display systems that minimize size, weight, and power requirements for vehicle-mounted electronics.
NOAA Deploys Underwater Robots to Improve Hurricane Science
A fleet of underwater NOAA robots is descending into waters off the east coast to collect data that could help improve storm intensity forecasts during future hurricane seasons.
NASA Launches Drones to Study Storms
NASA is using former military surveillance drones to help them understand more about how tropical storms intensify, which they say could ultimately save lives by improving forecast models that predict a hurricane’s strength.