With budget negotiations between the White House and Congress still uncertain, the Department of Defense (DoD) is preparing two budgets for 2014. DARPA is developing new big data resiliency services, while the NSA breach shined a light on the massive volumes of data it processes. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Pentagon Preparing Two Budget Plans for Fiscal 2014
The Pentagon is planning for two scenarios in FY 2014 because the outcome of budget negotiations between the White House and Congress remains uncertain.
NSA Shows How Big ‘Big Data’ Can Be
Here are some key insights into the massive amounts of data that NSA manages.
Federal Consolidation Effort Uncovers Additional 3,000 Data Centers
Three years into a five-year program aimed at consolidating hundreds of federal data centers, the revised inventory of data centers has nearly doubled.
DARPA Developing Resiliency in the Military Cloud
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new generation of resilient cloud services that are designed to maintain and support military objectives during a cyber attack.
Federal Workforce Dips 20 Percent Since May 2010 Peak
The total federal workforce dropped by 14,000 employees in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
NIST Reports Progress on Cyber Framework
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is showing progress with regards to fulfilling parts of the he cybersecurity executive order President Barack Obama issued in February.
DoD Mobility Pilots Getting Ready to Move on to Operational Deployment
The Defense Department’s efforts to issue mobile devices to its civilian and uniformed personnel continue to take shape as multiple pilot programs mature and get ready to shift to initial operational deployments.
Apple’s New iPhone Lock Could Help with Mobile Security
To combat thefts, Apple has announced a new feature called Activation Lock, which locks down iPhones and iPads, making them more secure for government users.