The federal news cycle seems to be dominated by stories about mobility and cybersecurity. In fact, a new study found that confidence in mobile security is very low right now, and another study found that agencies have not yet fully embraced mobile apps. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
As The Mobile Workforce Grows, Faith in Data Security Lags
A new study shows that, despite robust mobile security policies that require protected key drives and encryption, confidence in the security of data on the road remains critically low.
DARPA Takes a Smart-Phone Approach to Android Ground Sensors
The military is taking a page from the smart-phone industry in an effort to speed up development of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) ground sensors.
Navy Set to Announce NGEN Contract
The long-awaited multi-billion dollar contract award for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) is at hand. The final segment of the contract, related to enterprise services, was originally slated for a fourth-quarter 2012 award.
Measuring Cybersecurity Progress
The federal government has made progress toward the Obama administration’s priority cybersecurity capabilities, but is not likely to meet the Cybersecurity Cross-Agency Priority goal by the end of fiscal 2014.
A Few Agencies Use Internal Apps to Boost Mobility, Collaboration
Agencies are still in the early stages of mobile app development and adoption, with most strained by the lack of staff, leadership and resources to develop enterprise mobile apps and stores.
Army Publishes Plans for Thin-Client Computing
The Army’s CIO/G-6 office recently released the second of five reference architectures — this one on thin-client computing — as part of a larger Army IT management reform.
NASA Selects Student Teams for Microgravity Research Flights
NASA has selected 14 undergraduate student teams from minority serving institutions across the United States to test science experiments under microgravity conditions.