The new cybersecurity information-sharing bill is making its way through the Senate. NASA is emerging as a shining star when it comes to moving to a public cloud, and the Army is using virtual reality to help treat soldiers with PTSD. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Cyber Bill
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence advanced a cybersecurity information-sharing bill, which aims to find a way to give private-sector network operators liability protection when they share cyber threat information with government.
NASA a ‘Flagship’ Example of Public Cloud
As agencies look at migrating services to the cloud, NASA’s move to a public cloud infrastructure has become a use case for speed, cost savings and increased security.
Meet the Air Force’s Future Cyber Force
FCW shines a light on the Air Force Academy’s Cyber Competition Team, which is the future cyber force for this military branch.
Department of Commerce Picks Chief Data Officer
The Commerce Department has chosen its first ever Chief Data Officer, which is Navy veteran Ian Kalin.
DHS Offers Prize for Indoor Tracking Tech
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate announced the “Where am I, Where is my Team?” prize for developing personalized, modular and scalable approaches to track first responders indoors.
NIST Funds Center to Model Disaster Recovery Strategies
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is creating the Community Resilience Center of Excellence, which will develop computer tools and virtual models to help local governments decide how best to invest in resources to mitigate the impact of extreme weather on communities and speed recovery.
Virtual Reality Helps Treat Soldiers With PTSD
The Army has turned to Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, which uses immersive simulations to help treat PTSD and other conditions for soldiers.