The federal cloud computing market is expected to grow in 2014. Federal agencies are embracing in-memory computing as the next wave in government IT, and DARPA is investing in robot mules. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Federal Cloud Marketplace to Grow
Analysts project that federal cloud spending will reach $2.2 billion next year and will more than quadruple by 2017.
Feds Tiptoe Toward In-Memory Computing
While not as mainstream as other technologies, such as cloud computing and big data, federal agencies are beginning to make use of in-memory computing.
NOAA Puts 170 Years of Hurricane History Online
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched its Historical Hurricane Tracks website, which serves up data on global hurricanes at the time they made landfall, going back to 1842.
Just a (Recognized) Face In The Crowd
The DHS Science & Technology Directorate’s Resilient Systems Division recently ran a biometric facial recognition test on volunteers selected out of a crowd of thousands at a hockey arena.
DISA Stresses Interoperability
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has released additional details about its planned follow-on enterprise storage contract that stresses a growing shift in DOD toward interoperability and decentralized networks.
DARPA Invests In Bulletproof Robotic Mules
DARPA is investing in bulletproof robotic mules that are designed to carry up to 400 pounds of gear and enough fuel to last 20 miles and 24 hours accompanying marines and soldiers on ground missions.