The Centers for Disease Control provided the table-based software for testing a new disease detection system at the World Cup. In addition, new legislation will potentially make DHS leverage more social media content for disaster response, and the Air Force is developing a new sensor research center. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Disease Detection Project Tested at Brazil’s World Cup
Using tablet-based software designed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health experts from Brazil’s Ministry of Health tested a disease detection system at the World Cup, which gave researchers the ability to identify outbreaks earlier and with more precision.
DHS to Leverage Social Media for Public Emergencies
New legislation would put a more public face on the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s existing committee charged with harnessing social media in the wake of public emergencies, including terrorist attacks.
Air Force to Create Sensor Research Center
The Air Force is planning to build a new research center for developing sensing and sensor exploitation technologies.
DARPA ‘System on a Chip’ to Broaden Connectivity of Troops
Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently demonstrated a “system on a chip” (SoC), an all-silicon, microchip-sized wireless transmitter that military experts say will ultimately provide connectivity faster to more troops and at lower cost.
OPM Helps Managers Visualize Personnel Data
Senior federal managers now have new dashboard that lets them customize and visualize personnel data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to try to boost employee engagement.
Former GSA Official to be Nominated Administration’s Procurement Chief
Anne Rung, the former associate administrator of government-wide policy at the GSA, will be nominated to be the next administrator of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.