The theme for this week’s Federal News Round Up is crowdsourcing and open data. Both DARPA and the U.S. Army are embracing crowdsourcing in truly innovative ways, while new reports show agency progress with regards to open data and geospatial imagery management. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
DoD’s Takai Honors IT Excellence
Defense Department CIO Teri Takai on Dec. 6 recognized some of the best in Pentagon IT and management, bestowing honors as part of the annual DoD CIO awards.
DARPA Crowdsources Bug-Spotting Games
DARPA has launched five different puzzle games to test whether players can spot mathematical flaws in open-source code used by the Defense Department.
White House Unveils New Open-Government Goals
The White House unveiled a new take on its open-government policy that includes consolidating Freedom of Information Act requests across agencies, updating policies governing federal websites and upgrading the way people can petition the executive branch.
Agencies Pushing Forward On Open Data
Agencies are making progress in opening their data to the public and potential developers, according to top administration officials.
Army Crowdsources Project to Build Mobile Command Center
The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is enlisting the help of an online community to find the best, fastest way to turn a standard Army lightweight tactical all-terrain vehicle into a mobile command post.
Navy Launches First Drone from Submerged Submarine
After six years of development, the Naval Research Laboratory has achieved the long-sought after capability of vertically launching an unmanned aircraft from a submerged submarine.