President Obama signed a new threat information sharing executive order, while his 2016 budget focuses on the adoption of agile technologies. In addition, Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen believes that the Defense Department is not slow on cloud adoption, and the Navy is developing a 3D modeling solution for predicting casualties. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
President’s Budget Outlines Future of Federal IT
President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal and the appointment of high-profile industry executives as the government’s top technologists outline a push to make the government’s adoption of technology more agile and less wasteful while bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity posture.
Obama Announces Threat Info-Sharing Executive Order
President Obama officially announced an executive order to build a framework for encouraging private sector companies to share cybersecurity information through the federal government.
Halvorsen: DoD Not Slow on Cloud Adoption
Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen is pushing back on what he said was a misconception that the Pentagon is far behind the private sector in adopting cloud computing.
Army Looks to ‘Transform The Force’ With Integrated Missile Defense
The Army is looking to improve its air and missile defense systems in the same way they can shore up their communications infrastructure — by integrating networks and providing a single user interface for all the services in an open architecture.
NGA Banks on the Power of Transparency
There is a data explosion happening in government. According to National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo, geospatial data — and in turn, his agency — are on the cusp of it.
OMB Updates Info Security Guidance
The OMB is rewriting outdated information security standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.
3D Model Predicts Injuries From Hits on Every Class of Navy Ship
The Office of Naval Research is developing a predictive technology that will forecast potential casualties that could occur aboard every class of vessel in the Naval fleet.