The Obama administration is saying that the revamped version of HealthCare.gov is ready for prime time. In addition, the CDC is looking to expand Ebola screening at U.S. airports, and Android phones are taking hold with the U.S. Marines. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Revamped HealthCare.gov Site Ready for Prime Time
Senior administration officials are touting the capacity and ease of use of the revamped HealthCare.gov site in advance of the coming open enrollment period.
CDC Looks to Expand Ebola Screening at Major U.S. Airports
The government is considering hiring more doctors and nurses to expand its Ebola screening programs at major U.S. and West African airports, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Air Force’s Secretive Unmanned Shuttle to Use NASA’s Hangers
NASA confirmed that the Air Force has agreed to use former space shuttle hangers at the Kennedy Space Center to process future flights of the service’s secretive X-37B unmanned mini-shuttle.
Navy Shipyard Crews Going Paperless
The Navy’s shipyard maintenance operations are finally going paperless. A new maintenance system that accommodates mobile devices will replace paper work instructions, reference materials, technical drawings and work control forms.
These Marines Will Take Android Smartphones into the Field
Marines working in civil-military assistance operations will, starting next year, be able to use Android smartphones for collecting and reporting information during disaster relief or humanitarian assistance missions.
FAA, Industry Agree on High-Priority Next-Gen Initiatives
Federal Aviation Administration officials, airlines, manufacturers and labor groups have agreed on a plan that sets specific milestones, locations, timelines and metrics for completing what the group identified as NextGen’s “high priority, high readiness” initiatives.
NIST to Develop IT Tools to Protect Individual Privacy, Civil Liberties
NIST is developing technical standards, guidelines and best practices to protect individual privacy and civil liberties – tools that will be used by federal agencies and eventually the private sector.