The Air Force Research Lab is developing some very advanced cyber defense solutions, and the Department of Interior just named its new CIO. In addition, the Intelligence Community wants to measure brainpower and the FAA as opened the fifth UAV test site. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Air Force Looks to Get Proactive on Cyber Defense
The Air Force Research Lab is launching an initiative to become more cyber resilient, which will include self-healing software and deceptive capabilities that could fool cyber attackers.
NNSA Tests Cloud-Based Data-Collection System
In an inaugural, nationwide drill of a mobile-capable, cloud-based radiation detection system, the National Nuclear Security Administration gathered data from hundreds of participants that yielded tens of thousands of environmental radiation measurements.
OMB Launches Digital Services Team to Guide IT Projects
The Obama administration has launched its U.S. Digital Service, a team of experts based inside the Office of Management and Budget to improve IT procurement and efforts to design public-facing online services.
Sylvia Burns Promoted to Interior CIO
Sylvia Burns, an IT executive with the Department of the Interior since 2006, has been named CIO of the agency.
FCC Sets Timetable for Text-to-911
The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules requiring text messaging providers to enable Americans to text 911 in an emergency.
FAA Opens Fifth Unmanned Aircraft Test Site
Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, is the latest test site the Federal Aviation Administration will use to research how unmanned aircraft will be integrated into the national airspace system.
The Intelligence Community Wants a Peek at the Future of Your Brain
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking for ways to measure brainpower, with an eye to understanding how an individual might adapt to future job demands.