The newly appointed U.S. Chief Data Scientist laid out his vision for the future of a data-driven government. In addition, the CIA plans to enhance its cyber capabilities, while NSA leadership is pushing for clearer international cyber norms and concepts of deterrence. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
U.S. Chief Data Scientists’ Vision
On Feb. 18, DJ Patil was named U.S. Chief Data Scientist. The next morning, he offered his vision for the future of data-driven government at a conference in San Jose.
How the CIA Plans to Expand Cyber Capabilities
CIA Director John Brennan plans to ramp up the agency’s cyber espionage capabilities and compete in a space the intelligence community has increasingly prioritized.
DHS Licenses Malware Forensics
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has licensed a malware forensics detection and software assurance package, the second technology to emerge from the Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice program.
NSA’s Rogers Makes the Case for Cyber Norms
Clearer international norms and concepts of deterrence can help prevent cyber conflicts from spiraling out of control, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers recently told a crowd of cybersecurity professionals.
FedRAMP Website Set for Makeover
FedRAMP is getting an online facelift in March, with new procurement guidelines and training modules on deck, according to the program’s director.
Navy Looks to Add Sensor/Targeting Array to Special Ops Planes
The Navy is looking to add a long-range electro-optical sensor and targeting system to large aircraft such as the C-130J military transport plane.
USDA Cultivates Open Data
In the last year, the Department of Agriculture has published over 800 data sets on usda.gov/data and data.gov, according to a recent agency announcement.