Industry members will play a critical role in the Department of Defense’s cloud computing efforts, which will mitigate future leaks of classified information, according to the DISA Director. In addition, FOSE 2014 focused on bigger trends, while the NSA is looking to cool its servers with wastewater. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
DISA Director: Industry Has a Role in Pentagon Cloud
Cloud computing developed by government and industry is the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) answer to the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, according to DISA Director Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins.
OMB Plans Digital Service to Improve IT Delivery
The Office of Management and Budget is looking for funds to operate a 25 person technology shop inside the office of Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, with an eye to developing common platforms, moving agency development and acquisition to the agile model.
Defense Authorization Bill Boosts Cybersecurity
The House Armed Services Committee is moving forward on a fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill that would meet the Pentagon’s $5.1 billion request for cybersecurity operations.
GSA, NHTSA Team Up to Improve Federal Vehicle Safety
The General Services Administration will boost safety efforts and research new technologies for its federal fleet, according to an agreement signed May 12 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NSA Data Center to be Cooled by Wastewater
In a move anticipated to save money and mitigate the environmental impact of its new Maryland-based data center, the National Security Agency will be using wastewater to cool its servers at the facility in Fort Meade.
FOSE 2014 Spotlights Trends, Tactics that Drive Agency Efficiency
Last week at FOSE 2014, key themes moved beyond compliance and policy minutiae and put more emphasis on key tech trends and how agencies can reap the greatest value from signature federal IT initiatives, such as the Cloud First or open data programs.