The U.S. Army will be broadening its cyber capabilities with its Cyber Battle Lab, while the Pentagon is offering a new cyber doctrine. In addition, DHS is testing a new surveillance system on the southern border, and the new U.S. CTO believes that all children should learn how to code. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
The Army’s New Approach to Cyber
The Army is bolstering its cyberspace capabilities by broadening the technological research areas at a forthcoming Cyber Battle Lab.
USCIS Looks to The Cloud for E-Verify
As the Department of Homeland Security launches the latest iteration of its E-Verify tool, officials are also contemplating the use of a cloud service provider to support behind-the-scenes data processing.
New Cyber Doctrine Shows More Offense, Transparency
The Pentagon published a doctrine that was candid about offensive scenarios in cyberspace, a transparency that experts say could lead to an open and perhaps overdue policy debate.
Army Providing Communications Backbone for Ebola Response
The Army, which has been honing its tactical battlefield networks for years, is contributing those communications capabilities to efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa.
DHS Tests Army Aerostat for Border Protection
DHS is testing a U.S. Army aerostat surveillance system along the U.S.-Mexico border.
New U.S. CTO Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code
Recently speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith, kept coming back to one idea: talent. She even said that American students should start learning to code in elementary school.
Space Station to Offer Same-Day Delivery of Experiments to Home Labs
Managers of the International Space Station (ISS) are developing an express delivery service to rapidly ferry small packages of critical research back to Earth in order to maintain scientific momentum on the projects.