DARPA is exploring new ways for providing mobile hotspots through the use of drones. In addition, DISA is looking to adapt web-based collaboration tools into apps, while the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is on the forefront of “immersive intelligence.” Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
DARPA Explores Drone-Powered Wi-Fi
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) is putting high-speed mobile hotspots on drones to carry long-range, high-capacity wireless hotspots over places where network access is scarce or absent.
Senate Unanimously Passes DATA Act
The U.S. Senate recently passed an amended version of the bipartisan Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 994), which would mandate federal agencies report their financial data using standardized open data formats.
Long: NGA is Moving Toward ‘Immersive Intelligence’
Of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is best suited to turn big data into actionable intelligence, NGA Director Letitia Long said.
From the Cloud to Your Pentagon-Issued Phone
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is in the process of figuring out how to adapt Web-based collaboration tools into apps that can be accessed from any computer, including tablets and smartphones.
NIST Releases Mobile App Vetting Tool
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making it easier for agencies to vet mobile apps by releasing the first iteration of its free, open source tool that agencies can use to manage their app vetting workflow.
Navy Expects Big Savings from Consolidated Tasking System
The Navy is developing TRACKER, an enterprise-wide system for tracking and managing records that will save money and time, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.
Details Emerge On Scope of FBI’s Identification System
By the end of next year, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system will contain as many as 52 million searchable facial images and offer new ways to link images to other data.