In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union address, which highlighted cyber security, many industry players are already backing the Administration’s efforts in this arena. In addition, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced that he is stepping down, and the Navy is seeking to upgrade some its ISR capabilities. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Industry Backing Obama’s Cybersecurity Agenda
With cybersecurity being a focal point of President Barack Obama’s agenda, many leading industry players are already backing his proposal for standardizing how private companies share and report information on cyber crime.
Tangherlini Leaving GSA Next Month
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini announced that he is leaving the agency on February 13th. He is best known for shaping the agency into a model of modernized, efficient tech-centric business.
NGA Goes Public with Data Storage App
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made an application for data storage available to the public via the agency’s GitHub account.
NIST Retires Security Standards
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is proposing to withdraw six Federal Information Processing Standards from its roster because of their obsolescence or lack of support from developers.
Air Force’s New Acquisition Plan Aims to Boost Innovation, Cut Costs
The Air Force is planning to take a new tack on large-scale acquisitions, working with industry early on in the process in an effort to foster innovation and reduce costs.
Navy to Upgrade Infrared Imaging Platform
The Navy is seeking to upgrade some of its ISR platforms, specifically with regard to image fusion, net-centric data sharing, information assurance, laser target designation, and seamless craft and combat systems integration capabilities.