The government innovation machine keeps moving forward – even though we are faced with a tougher budget climate. Welcome to the Federal News Round Up post from Federal Technology Insider, which highlights all of the latest government technology news.
For this week’s post, we are highlighting key agency news regarding President Obama’s new human brain mapping initiative, as well as the latest from DHS, U.S. Mint, OMB and other news. Happy Monday.
The Future of the CIO
Insights from FCW on the changing roles of agency CIOs.
Obama Unveils Details of New Human Brain Mapping Initiative
Last week, President Obama provided more information about his plan to invest $100 million in 2014 to map the human brain.
Former VA CIO Roger Baker lands new role at Agilex Technologies
After transforming information technology operations at the Veterans Affairs Department, Roger Baker has moved back to the private sector to continue serving federal customers from the outside.
Sequestration and Budget Cuts Don’t Have to Stymie Innovation
Although they are dealing with tighter budgets, many federal managers believe that innovation will not be stymied.
Why Government’s Next-Gen Data Centers Are Looking a Lot Like Google’s
Government is taking a page from Google, Amazon, Facebook and the other Internet giants when it comes to using software, not hardware, to manage data.
U.S. Mint Modernizes Lucrative Commemorative Coin Business
The U.S. Mint is looking to replace its hodgepodge of systems that currently manage its multi-billion dollar business in commemorative coin sales.
DHS Strikes Deal to Improve USB Drive Security
The Homeland Security Department, in an effort to gain better control over its portable devices, has approved a line of secure USB drives for purchase by its component agencies.
Army Lays Out the Way Ahead for Network Modernization
The acquisition strategy that the Army has used for its mobile, tactical network will now be applied to the acquisition of the entire network.
Obama Nominates Economic Aide as OMB Deputy Director
President Obama is looking to promote one of his longest serving economic aides, nominating Brian Deese to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Army Has Lost Control of its Mobile Devices, Says DOD IG
The inspector general of the Defense Department reports that the Army’s Chief Information Office/G-6 has lost control over commercial mobile devices (CMD) within the Army.