Once again, the topic of cybersecurity is dominating the federal news cycle with the Brookings Institute offering some insights into its value in protecting U.S. interests. In addition, the Defense Health Agency strives for IT efficiencies, and the CIO of the Navy shares future priorities. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Cybersecurity Becomes Central To U.S. Interests
Dr. Peter Singer, senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution, provided Forbes Magazine with some illuminating insights into the value and role cybersecurity plays in protecting U.S. interests.
GSA Launches Social Network for GWACs
The General Services Administration (GSA) is creating a social network centered on two of its government-wide acquisition contracts: the Alliant II and the Alliant Small Business II.
Defense Health Agency Focusing on IT for Savings, Efficiencies
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is looking beyond an update of electronic health records to other ways technology can empower change amid budget cuts.
How the Cloud Could be Helping Agencies More
Federal agencies are aware of the benefits of cloud computing – from information sharing to cost reductions to personnel efficiency – yet many are still in the early stages of deploying it, according to a new survey.
3 IT Keys To the Future for Navy, Military
The Department of the Navy CIO, Terry Halvorsen, says that three technology areas will be “game changers” as the Navy looks to save money while accomplishing its mission.
U.S. Telescope Transfer to Boost Space Surveillance Capability
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is preparing to transfer its Space Surveillance Telescope to Australia as part of an effort to manage growing satellite traffic in geosynchronous orbit.
Experts: NASA Can Send Humans to Mars by the 2030s
The United States and NASA can lead the way in sending human explorers to Mars by the 2030s, but it’s going to take a sustained commitment to the incremental steps that will get us there, according to experts.