Despite the today’s austere fiscal climate in the public sector, many federal agencies are still embracing innovations that enhance efficiencies and support mission requirements. Each week, Federal Technology Insider will be featuring a news round up of innovative agency initiatives, as well as other government-related updates.
For our inaugural news round up post, we are highlighting a number of new Army and DARPA initiatives, as well as news about the first female director of the Secret Service.
Obama Appoints First Female Head of Secret Service
President Obama named Julia Pierson, a longtime U.S. Secret Service agent, as the first female director of the agency.
DHS IT Programs See Funding Boost in Continuing Resolution
Funding for Homeland Security Department IT programs will fare well under a new law signed by President Obama last week.
Amazon-CIA Deal Supports Intel Community Strategy
The CIA has turned to Amazon to build and manage a private cloud-computing environment.
VA Eyes Operations and Security Chief Jose Riojas as New Chief of Staff
Brig. Gen. Jose D. Riojas has been named chief of staff of the Veterans Affairs Department.
Army Exploring Enterprise-Wide Content Management System
The Army has kicked off the market research phase of a possible contract to provide enterprise-level content management services.
Q&A: Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency discusses fostering intelligence integration and much more in this Geospatial Intelligence Forum Q&A.
NASA Provides a Super-Speed Look at Webb Telescope Progress
NASA released a new sped-up, 32-second video that shows engineers working on the James Webb Space Telescope’s flight components to integrate them together to ensure they will work perfectly together in space.
DARPA Looking For Answers to Protect Wireless Defense Networks
DARPA is soliciting research proposals in identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in the military’s wireless networks.