In 2014, Congress passed five government technology-related bills. In addition, both DARPA and the U.S. Navy are offering cutting-edge UAV solutions, and the Army is launching a new mobile app that helps identify traumatic brain injuries. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
From FITARA to FISMA Reform: 5 Key Tech Bills Passed by Congress in 2014
NextGov is offering this rundown of all of the technology-related bills passed by the 113th Congress in 2014.
Navy’s New Underwater Drone Looks and Swims Like a Fish
The Navy recently completed tests on an unmanned underwater vehicle that is about 5 feet long, weighs 100 pounds and looks like a fish.
DARPA Wants Autonomous UAVs
DARPA wants unmanned aerial vehicles to autonomously maneuver through complex, urban environments filled with obstacles – much like the way some birds and insects smoothly fly through forests at high speeds.
Army Set to Field Smartphone App to Diagnose Brain Trauma
The Army is working with a “brain thermometer” smartphone application that could help medical personnel identify traumatic brain injuries in any setting and in a little as five minutes.
Guess What’s On FEMA’s Wish List
FEMA has offered some insights into its IT purchase priorities for the next five years.
Air Force Missile Sites to Get Wi-Fi
Air Force Global Strike Command recently announced that the service’s 45 missile alert facilities will now feature wireless Internet as a new incentive to help the quality of life for soldiers deployed to the remote facilities.
NASA Scientists Want to Colonize Venus with Giant Floating Cities
NASA wants to send humans to Venus to live in large, blimp-like airships, and observe the planet from high above its surface.