Now that the Obama administration is addressing the issues surrounding the launch of Healthcare.gov, it is motivating the President to look further into government IT procurement. In addition, smaller agencies are effectively embracing BYOD, while NASA still leads the charge when it comes to social media. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Obama Talks IT Procurement
President Barack Obama plans to look at the way the federal government buys technology after problems with the HealthCare.gov website marred the launch of open enrollment for insurance.
Defense Department Seeks Agility after Spectrum Shift
The Defense Department (DoD) must be more agile and squeeze more capacity out of available spectrum as it prepares to shift to new frequency bands, according to the DOD’s deputy CIO.
Small Agencies Navigate Challenges of BYOD
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board are among agencies that are successfully forging ahead with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.
DHS Hammering Out Cybersecurity Planning
With the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework in the final stages of development, attention is shifting to what the Homeland Security Department is doing to complement NIST’s guidelines.
DISA Closes More Data Centers
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has closed and transferred data center operations based in Ohio and Pennsylvania as part of its plan to consolidate its IT infrastructure.
What NASA Can Teach the Rest of Government about Using Social Media
NASA continues to lead the way when it comes to social media, and can serve as the ideal case study for other agencies.