The topic of government cybersecurity is clearly the top story of the early days of 2014. In a recent survey, defense leaders say that cyber attacks are the greatest threat to our nation, and the Air Force wants to bolster its cyber efforts with the help of industry. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Defense Leaders Say Cyber is Top Terror Threat
Defense officials see cyber attacks as the greatest threat to U.S. national security, according to a new survey. Forty-five percent of respondents named a cyber attack as the single greatest threat—nearly 20 percentage points above terrorism, which ranked second.
Air Force to Hire Contractors for Cyber Training
The Air Force is seeking contractor support to augment personnel at its premier cyber operations and information training unit.
Pentagon Plan Calls for Smarter, Networked Drones Across Air, Sea and Land
The Pentagon has a vision for developing an integrated, networked force of unmanned vehicles — aerial, ground and seagoing, large and small — over the next 25 years.
NASA’s New Robots May Revolutionize Space Exploration
NASA researchers are working on a whole new kind of robot – one that is spherical, travels by rolling, and could land on a planet by simply hitting the surface and bouncing.
HUD Names New Acting CIO
Kevin Cooke, the deputy chief information officer at the Housing and Urban Development department, has been appointed the new acting CIO at HUD.
GSA Wants to Use Computer Games to Teach Contracting
The GSA wants to use interactive computer games, which will be accessible through a mobile application, to train the next generation of government contracting officers, solicitation documents show.