The Department of Interior touts the benefits of consolidating online services. The FDA releases a new software tool to prevent food contamination. DISA is moving to enhance its mobile device management efforts. These are all key headlines for this week’s Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider. Happy Monday.
Consolidating IT Cuts Costs and Makes Agencies More Efficient
Consolidating online services and integrating information technology systems not only cut costs, but also made the Interior Department more efficient, said Interior Chief Financial Officer Rhea Suh.
The Imperative for Device Management as Key to the DOD’s Mobility Plan
In the wake of a scathing internal Defense Department review of the Army’s commercial mobile device use, pressure is mounting on the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to find solid footing for mobile device management.
Feds Release Source Code for Dozens of Government Apps
The government’s Digital Services Innovation Center posted the computer code for dozens of citizen-facing mobile applications and websites to the code-sharing site.
VA Seeks Input on New Standards for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
The Veterans Affairs Department is asking the public for advice on how to go about strengthening internal controls and better steer work to veteran-owned firms.
FDA Releases New Tool to Help Prevent Intentional Food Contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new software tool to help bolster the food industry’s defense measures against an act of intentional food contamination.
The Army Lays Out Its Objectives for This Month’s NIE 13.2
The Army is testing how its forces stay connected and aware of their surroundings while they maneuver on the battlefield.
Demand for IT Grads Is Driving Up Supply, Study Finds
The high demand for information technology professionals is driving up the number of college students pursuing IT-related degrees, according to a new report.
NASA’s Summer of Innovation Project Keeps Students Interested In Science, Space
NASA announced plans for its 2013 Summer of Innovation (SOI) project that challenges middle school students across the US to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration.
What IT Leaders Can Learn From Regulations A new book called Simple – The Future of Government emphasizes clarity and outcomes, which should drive any IT initiative.