Health and Human Services Department announced that there are more than 5 million Obamacare enrollees. In addition, the National Geospatial-Intelligence agency (NGA) is showcasing its new vision for leveraging geospatial data and biodata is advancing for the U.S. military. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Obamacare Reaches 5 Million Enrollees
The Health and Human Services Department announced that a “weekend wave” sent the total Obamacare enrollment number over 5 million – with more than 4 million people visiting HealthCare.gov in one week.
Enemy ID: How DoD Uses Biodata in the Field
The Department of Defense’s biometric security efforts are quite real and are rooted in capturing peoples’ unique physical characteristics. Learn more here.
NGA: Seeking Full Immersion in Geospatial Data
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is developing a new environment based on seamlessly integrated intelligence that is so immersive that geospatial analysts in the intelligence community are able to “live within the data.”
EPA: Using Maps to Make Sense Of Water Pollution Data
FCW did a profile of the EPA’s map-based application called “How’s My Waterway?” that allows users to check pollution levels in almost any U.S. lake, river or other waterway via the Web.
DIA Seeks Bids on $6 Billion IT Contract
The Defense Intelligence Agency released a final request to industry for its $6 billion Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE) contract.
OMB Sheds Light on Cross Agency Goals, Metrics
According to the OMB, federal agencies will be reporting new metrics on their financial management practices, IT investments and office space usage, as part of a broader administration effort to increase government efficiency.