The House recently passed the $584.2 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2015. In addition, the Department of Defense announced its 2014 CIO award winners, while the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology shared its health IT goals through 2020. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
House Approves $584.2 Billion Defense Spending Plan for 2015
The House of Representatives recently passed the $584.2 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2015.
Department of Defense Announces 2014 CIO Award Winners
The Department of Defense announced the winners of its 2014 CIO awards on Dec. 4th — celebrating the 14th anniversary in a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Government Maps Health IT Goals Through 2020
The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology is evolving its mission to focus more on the interoperability of health data, and the use of health IT to improve patient outcomes.
Halvorsen: JRSS Tests Reveal Solid Backbone
Defense Department testing of a communications backbone for an ambitious DOD-wide single enterprise IT platform has revealed a sound architecture, according to acting CIO Terry Halvorsen.
Navy’s Nano-Satellites Could Boost Tactical Communications
The Navy is making headway with a project that uses nano-satellites that would hitch rides with larger satellites and, once in orbit, could be used to extend the range of satellite communications or support a specific mission.
Challenges and Prizes: Procurement Vehicle of the Future?
NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into enhancing the acquisition process.