A new study shows that Big Data could potentially be the budget panacea that will cut the federal budget. In addition, a measure to enhance the budget authority of federal CIOs passed the House, and NIST is putting cloud security responsibility on the shoulders of federal agencies. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
New Study Shows That Big Data Can Save $500 Billion
A survey of 150 federal IT executives suggests big data has the potential to cut the $3.54 trillion federal budget by 14 percent, freeing up an extra $500 billion per year.
FITARA Passes House in Defense Bill
A measure to increase the budget authority of federal CIOs and to change IT procurement was added as an amendment to the Defense authorization bill on June 14th.
Army Releases Cybersecurity Handbook
As part of the effort to curb cyber threats, the Army released a 16-page handbook this month that outlines security strategies.
White House, NASA Want Help Hunting Asteroids
The White House and NASA are asking the public for help finding asteroids that potentially could slam into the Earth.
NIST Outlines Cloud Security Management Overlay
Agencies seeking to move services to the cloud retain responsibility for ensuring the security of those services, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Intelligence Community Seeks Input on Geospatial Model Change
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to transform the way it handles geospatial information, and the agency is asking industry for feedback on how it might proceed.
Army Knowledge Online transitions To Next-Generation Enterprise Services
Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, believes the Army must modernize current Army Knowledge Online infrastructure and services to become more interoperable across DOD and compliant with emerging joint information environment architectures.
VA Installs Automated Claims System in All Regional Offices
The Veterans Affairs Department finished installing its paperless Veterans Benefits Management System last week in all 56 of its regional offices.