The U.S. Army is looking to develop tiny robots to aid in surveillance; the CDC is leveraging a mobile app for tracking the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). In addition, the GSA awarded the long-anticipated OASIS contract. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Tiny Robots Could Conduct Surveillance, Search Houses for Soldiers
The Army Research Lab is looking into ways to develop small, insect-like robots that could collaborate together to form multifunctional, mobile microsystems to enhance situational awareness.
CDC’s BioMosaic Helps Track MERS
The BioMosaic analytic tool, a big-data analytics app, is helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipate the arrival of the next case of the potent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
DoD Turns to FedRAMP and Cloud Brokering
FedRAMP has overhauled the cloud service procurement process for civilian agencies, and it is also changing how the Defense Department assesses the security of its cloud services prior to procurement.
Sandia Delves into Brain-Modeled Computer Systems
Researchers are closing in on a technology that would supercharge computing capabilities behind big-data analysis and make unmanned vehicles more autonomous, according to Sandia National Laboratories.
GSA Awards Long-Awaited OASIS Contract
The General Services Administration has awarded its 10-year, multibillion-dollar OASIS contract to 74 companies, according to an agency announcement.
National Science Foundation Seeks Future Internet
The National Science Foundation announced $15 million in funding for three multi-institutional projects that leaders hope will pave the way to the future of the Internet.
Davie Wins ACT-IAC’s 2014 Franke Award
Mary Davie, the assistant commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Services, is the recipient of this year’s John J. Franke Award from ACT-IAC.