Some leadership changes in the Intelligence Community could signal a stronger push for innovation. In addition, NIST is developing guidelines for building security into IT systems, and the GSA is aiming to reduce energy consumption with a new technology called “Green Button.” Be sure to read about these stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
NGA Director to Retire; Successor Likely to Push Hard for Tech
After leading the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for more than four years, Letitia Long will retire this fall. Robert Cardillo from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will take over this role and will likely push hard for the procurement of new innovations.
New Program Looks to Develop GPS-Level Capabilities – Without GPS
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is continuing to seek solutions for a recurring problem: the military depends heavily on the Global Positioning System to guide troops, vehicles and munitions, but those signals can be easily jammed or spoofed.
NIST to Help IT Developers Build in Security
The National Institutes of Standards and Technology has launched an effort to develop guidelines for building security into IT systems from the beginning instead of at the end of the IT development process.
Pentagon Funds Development of New Tech for Detecting ‘Dirty Bombs’
The Pentagon is funding research into alternative methods for detecting the presence of possible “dirty bombs.”
GSA to Reduce Energy Use with ‘Green Button’
The General Services Administration will be using an industry technology called “green button” to help reduce save energy and shrink costs across the government.
NASA Reveals Unprecedented Image of Deep Space
NASA released one of the most colorful and comprehensive composite shots of deep space, a work that draws on nine year’s worth of shots taken by the Hubble Telescope.