Cloud computing is beginning to take hold with federal government. The Homeland Security Department (DHS) is seeking new acquisition ideas, and the Obama Administration released new mobile security standards. Be sure to check out these stories and many more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
DHS Seeks Better Acquisition Ideas
The Department of Homeland Security is on the lookout for new ideas to make the most of a shifting acquisition environment.
Feds Showcase Successful Moves to the Cloud
Federal agencies are making tremendous strides in adopting cloud-based email systems.
Administration Releases Mobile Security Standards
The Obama Administration recently issued new security standards for mobile devices that call on agencies to use third-party software to monitor and enforce security policies on the devices.
Obama to Pick Comey to Replace Mueller at FBI
President Obama plans to nominate James Comey, a former senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert Mueller as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Secret Service Explores a Unified System to Manage Smartphones, Tablets
The Secret Service is considering adopting a mobile device management system and apps store to better handle employee smartphones and tablets running a variety of operating systems.
DHS Seeks to Upgrade ID System to Include Facial and Iris Scans
The Homeland Security Department wants to upgrade its identification system to a new system that makes use of fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition.
30 Years of Accumulation: A Timeline of Cloud Computing
GCN provides an illuminating 30-year timeline of the progression of cloud computing.
7 Keys to Engaging Citizens On The Go With Mobile Apps
GovLoop recently release its new Citizen Engagement Guide, which examines key touch points between government and citizens and how to optimize them for maximum impact.