Cybersecurity has become a top priority in the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill. The Department of Veterans Affairs is developing a new scheduling system, and the USDA has become a designated shared services provider. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Cybersecurity a Top Priority in Senate Appropriations Bill
Cybersecurity provisions emerged as a leading theme in the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill for the Commerce Department, Justice Department and science agencies.
VA is Acquiring New Scheduling IT, Says CIO
The Department of Veterans Affairs is developing a new scheduling system to work as a module inside the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture electronic health record.
How USDA Became a Designated Shared Services Provider
Last month, the Obama administration tapped the Agriculture Department’s National Finance Center and three other agencies as the government’s four designated shared service providers for financial management services.
Military, Intel Turn to Big Data for Better Situational Awareness
The defense and intelligence arenas have been embracing data tools and analytics for sorting through the growing mountain of data being collected from a rapidly multiplying number of human and machine-based sources.
Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples
InformationWeek Government showcased 10 unique ways that federal agencies are using geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision-making and deliver public information.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Operation Over Land
For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed a commercial drone operation over land. AeroVironment, an unmanned aircraft system maker, flew a drone over Alaska June 8 to conduct aerial surveys for oil company BP.