The Pentagon recently issued a report on how it plans to address the challenge of security and cloud computing. In addition, IARPA is looking to develop next-generation wearables, while HHS announced that more than 1 million people have submitted applications to get insurance through HealthCare.gov. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
How the Pentagon Plans to Bolster Cloud Security
A new report titled, “DOD Cloud Way Forward,” is the latest installment in the Defense Department’s quest to find the right blend of security and affordability in the commercial cloud.
Looking Beyond Google Glass: IARPA Plots New Generation of Wearables
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking to develop a new generation of wearables that combine advanced sensor technology, long battery life and ease of concealment to provide a host of new observational capabilities.
HHS Says More Than 1 Million Apply Through Healthcare.Gov
More than 1 million people have submitted applications to get insurance through HealthCare.gov after the first week of open enrollment, according to Health and Human Services Department (HHS).
More on HHS’ Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Program
HHS also recently announced the newest set of teams under its Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, which matches departmental project teams with outside tech experts to work for a year on innovative projects.
Handheld Chemical Detector Can Now Sniff Out Explosives
After years of work, scientists at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center have developed a portable explosives-detection device that soldiers could carry with them in the field.
Navy Deploys First Anti-Drone Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf
The U.S. Navy recently deployed its first laser weapon on the amphibious transport ship USS Ponce patrolling in the Persian Gulf. The 30-kilowatt laser weapon could be used to knock out enemy drones or small boats.