While many of us are rushing to file our taxes today, we can rest assured that the IRS is not stalking us on Facebook – it was merely a rumor. In other timely, government-related news, President Obama is seeking an increase in government IT spending, and the Pentagon is requesting $4.7 billion for cyber operations.
Be sure to check out this news and much more in the latest Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider. Happy Monday.
Obama Seeks Slight Increase in Tech Spending for Fiscal 2014
President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget request would boost information technology spending slightly to $82 billion, a 2 percent increase from estimated fiscal 2012 levels.
Pentagon 2014 Budget Request Includes $4.7 Billion for Cyberspace Operations
The Defense Department said its budget request of $526.6 billion for 2014 supports investments in technology needed to meet future threats and to maintain a competitive edge.
Progress and Problems in Hashing Out Government Mobile Baseline
As government agencies work to implement measures under the White House’s digital government strategy, leaders say collaboration and learning as they go along are helping to propel progress.
High Score: Gaming Moves to the Forefront in Government
Many government agencies are leveraging gaming principles and game technology for a variety of purposes.
Postal Service Halts Plans to End Saturday Mail Delivery
The U.S. Postal Service announced that it will cancel plans to halt Saturday delivery.
NASA Budget Eyes Asteroid Defenses
The proposed $17.7 billion NASA budget unveils plans to develop technologies partly intended to ultimately protect the Earth from potentially dangerous collisions with asteroids.
GAO Dashboard Tracks Action on Recommendations
The federal government could save tens of billions of dollars annually by eliminating duplicative and wasteful spending, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
5 Agency IT Processes Crying Out for Automation
GCN provided some key insights into five IT processes that need to be automated.
Navy Trying To Keep Up With Fast-Evolving Cyber Threats
Like the other armed services, the Navy is undergoing an operational transformation of sorts to accommodate cyberspace as the newest military domain.