Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, recently provided his vision for enhancing our military’s technological edge. In addition, the VA is enhancing its information security efforts, and NOAA views the cloud as being a key tool for allowing the public access to its data. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Hagel Outlines DoD ‘Innovation Initiative’
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced a “defense innovation initiative” to recalibrate the Pentagon’s strategic spending to enhance our nation’s technological edge over adversaries.
VA Reports Improvements, Unfinished Work on Information Security
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top IT official recently told a House panel that he was putting $60 million in funding toward trying to get a clean information security audit from the VA’s inspector general.
HHS Adds Four More ‘Entrepreneurs in Residence’
The Department of Health and Human Services has signed up the latest cohort of experts for its program to tap outside know-how for a host of forward-looking IT projects.
NOAA Hopes to Find Data Security in the Cloud
Distributing publicly available data to commercial cloud service providers could help federal agencies mitigate cyber threats said a top data manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
SSA to Expand Enterprise E-Discovery Toolset
The Social Security Administration is looking to expand its e-discovery capabilities to better manage the types of data that serve as evidence, from emails, text, and images to calendars, audio/video files, websites and computer programs.
With SWAT, Air Force Out to Boost its Electronic Warfare Skills
The Air Force is looking to develop cutting-edge electronic warfare technologies and plans to use sophisticated simulations to evaluate and develop them.