The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is leveraging the crowd to enhance disaster response capabilities. The Mobility Program Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking to develop next-gen mobile phones, and the new Cyber Command Deputy Chief has been nominated. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
NGA Taps Crowd to Improve Disaster Response
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) recently joined GitHub, a social network that allows programmers to collaborate and share computer code.
DoD Seeks Ideas on Mobile Phones of the Future
The Mobility Program Office of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is looking to develop a device that can meet the security demands of storing and transmitting classified data and work across the networks of multiple providers.
Air Force General Named Cyber Command Deputy Chief
Air Force Maj. Gen. James K. “Kevin” McLaughlin, commander of Air Forces Cyber, has been nominated for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
IT Hallway to Launch in the Fall
The General Services Administration is looking to roll out by autumn an acquisition “hallway” concept for acquisition of IT gear and other goods that entails developing a team of experts offering guidance and best practices with the aim of ensuring pricing transparency and common standards.
State Department Seeks Info on Asset Discovery Tools
The State Department will be developing asset discovery tools to track IT equipment and installed software at the agency’s domestic and overseas locations.
DHS Upgrades Foreign-Student Website
The Department of Homeland Security launched several enhancements to its “Study in the States” website that allow foreign visitors to more easily access a variety of data on student and visitor exchange programs.