U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park just announced that he is resigning from his position, and the GSA unveiled its new unified acquisition strategy. In addition, the CDC is leveraging new software to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
U.S. CTO Stepping Down
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is stepping down from the job he has held since March 2012, and plans to take on a new role working as part of the White House team from Silicon Valley.
GSA Unveils Unified Acquisition Strategy
The General Services Administration began a campaign to illuminate its development of new, centralized and electronic acquisition processes for federal agencies.
CDC Software Helps Fight Ebola
Health workers now have a new toolset to detect and help prevent the spread of infectious diseases — such as Ebola — as a team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues efforts to fine-tune a suite of software used by epidemiologists.
How the Army Trims Apps Before Data Center Migration
The Army is using a multi-step process to rationalize and consolidate hundreds of applications as it embarks on a four-year data center migration project.
U.S. Army HR ERP Moving Into Second Phase
The Army’s Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A) will consolidate over 40 legacy pay and personnel systems and will eventually serve 1.1 million soldiers and encompass 157 business processes.
SAMHSA Goes IaaS
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — a division of the Health and Human Services Department – is looking to embrace infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for enhancing efficiencies and reducing IT costs.
NGA’s Map to Put a World of Geospatial Intelligence in One Place
By 2018, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency envisions a seamless, dynamic Map of the World (MoW) that enables users across the Intelligence Community to visualize and access integrated intelligence content fixed to accurate and authoritative geographic features on Earth.