The Federal CIO Council is forming a new ‘innovation’ committee, while the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is releasing a telework toolkit. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans on crowdsourcing Internet usage data, and lawmakers want to establish a national park on the moon. These are merely a few of the more interesting innovation stories that are dominating the federal news cycle. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Federal CIO Council to Form New ‘Innovation’ Committee
The Federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology.
OPM Plans to Release a Telework Toolkit this Fall
The Office of Personnel Management and Mobile Work Exchange are putting together a toolkit that will help agencies more effectively measure telework’s return on investment.
FCC Developing Mobile App to Crowdsource Internet Usage Data
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to team up with at least 500,000 Americans to gather data on the range and strength of broadband Internet networks.
New Databank Will Help Address Cyber Skills Needs
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is calling on federal agencies to submit data on their cybersecurity workforce to help build a new databank for agencies addressing current and future cyber skills needs.
U.S. Department of Labor Launches Smartphone App Contest
As part of the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is challenging innovative minds to develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data.
Mobile Productivity: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Mobile device use among feds continues to increase, and these devices are becoming critical to mission success, according to a new study.
Lawmakers Introduce a Bill to Establish a National Park on the Moon
Democratic House members have put forth a proposal to establish a national park on the moon.