President Obama’s Digital Government Strategy marked its one-year anniversary and the Deputy U.S. CIO outlined her future priorities. Clearly it was a big week when it comes to high-level federal technology policies. Throw into the mix plenty of news from NOAA, NIST, NASA, the VA, and many others, and we have a solid weekly news round up.
Deputy Federal CIO Outlines Future Priorities
Deputy CIO Lisa Schlosser discussed federal IT priorities at the ACT-IAC Management of Change 2013 conference. Her message centered on increased innovation, as well as improved cyber and information security.
Digital Government Strategy: The Final Countdown
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s unveiling of the Digital Government Strategy, and with that milestone comes an array of deliverables that are due under the strategy.
Obama to Ask Acting GSA Chief to Stay On Permanently
President Obama will nominate acting General Services Administration (GSA) leader Dan Tangherlini to take over as the agency’s permanent director.
NIST Chief: Private Sector Cybersecurity Standards Could Help Feds
“If the private sector is going to go through all this trouble to develop a high performance cybersecurity baseline, I think the federal government should leverage that,” said NIST Director Patrick Gallagher.
One Year After Launch, Cloud Security Initiative Has Its First Taker
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which began operating in early June 2012 and is aimed at simplifying the purchase of online software, has attracted its first buyer: the Health and Human Services Department.
NASA, Google to Explore Quantum Computing in AI Project
The new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at NASA Ames will use the incredible speed and unique approach of quantum computing to try to advance machine learning.
Veterans Affairs Health Records System Update Sought By Pentagon
The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system that will allow the department to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs.