President Obama plans on appointing Susan Rice as the new National Security Advisor. NOAA is implementing new innovations in advance of hurricane season. The Secret Services wants to start a mobile apps store and NATO enhanced cybersecurity efforts. Be sure to catch up with this news and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Obama to Appoint Rice as National Security Adviser
President Obama will appoint United Nations ambassador Susan Rice as his new national security adviser.
Secret Service Wants App Store
The Secret Service wants to start an app store that its employees could use to securely add capabilities to their mobile devices on the fly.
DoD Proposes Anti-Counterfeit IT Measures
The Defense Department has proposed updating its acquisition regulations to have anti-counterfeit avoidance and detection systems in place for electronic parts.
NOAA’s Upgraded Technology Draws a Bead on Hurricane Season
NOAA is implementing new innovations to prepare for what could be a bad hurricane season.
NATO to Form Quick-Reaction Cyber Defense Teams
NATO defense ministers have agreed to form quick-reaction cyber defense teams to protect NATO networks, as well as the networks of member states that come under attack.
NASA Partners With the LEGO Group for Design and Build Contest
NASA and the LEGO Group are partnering to inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers by offering a new design competition.
DoD Connects Online to Cut Travel
The Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) enterprise collaboration tool, Defense Connect Online, is experiencing enormous growth as agencies try to cut travel costs.
TSA Completes Addition of Privacy Software to Airport Scanners
The Transportation Security Administration has installed privacy software on all of its airport security electronic screening devices.