From Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel touting the use of data to make IT more effective and efficient to NIST’s plans for a new research center, it has been a very busy week when it comes to federal government innovation.
Be sure to check out this news and much more in the latest Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider. Happy Monday.
Federal Tech Chief Touts Data-Driven Innovation
Lessons the White House has learned about using quantitative data to make federal information technology projects more efficient and effective can be put to use helping non-technology government programs as well, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel.
NIST Announces Federal Cyber Center Plans
The National Institutes of Standards and Technology is spearheading efforts to establish a new federally funded research and development center through its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.
Senate Confirms New OMB Director
Sylvia Mathews Burwell will now serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, the first Senate-confirmed chief since now-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew left the post to become Obama’s chief of staff in January 2012.
DHS to Start Deep Packet Inspection of Federal Network Traffic
The Homeland Security Department will institute near real-time deep packet inspection of traffic coming to or from .gov federal Internet protocol addresses.
DoD Issues Directive to Define CIO Role
The Defense Department on April 22 issued a new directive outlining the roles and responsibilities of the Pentagon’s chief information officer, updating nearly decade-old governance to include some of DoD’s most pressing concerns.
Coming Soon: Defense’s New 100-Gigabit Supercomputer Network
The Defense Department is stitching together its supercomputer centers with a 100-gigabits-per-second network.
DOE Rolls Out Semantic Search for Science Research
The Energy Department’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information has released a reference tool that helps users browse DOE’s core reference collections using semantic search techniques.
NOAA Retires Polar-Orbiting Satellite
After nearly 11 years, NOAA announced that it has turned off the NOAA-17 Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite (POES).
NASA Released a Magical Time-lapse of 3 Years of Solar Beauty
For three years, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been orbiting our planet, keeping its watchful eye on our sun, a star in our own backyard.