Biosensors and monitors worn by soldiers’ on the battlefield could revolutionize the future of health technology. Additionally, the Navy experiments with unmanned systems in order to prepare to fight against adversaries.
All this news and more in this week’s federal news round up from FTI.
VA CIO Formalizes New Cybersecurity Task Force
As technology advances, agencies across the federal government are working to create and implement strong cybersecurity plans and task forces.
LaVerne Council, the recently appointed CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has organized a team of officials instructed to help create a cybersecurity plan for the agency, according to FCW. The group, referred to as the “Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team,” will be comprised of officials, including VA experts and executives, will devise the plan and present it to Congress within the next 45 days.
Navy Experiments with Unmanned Systems
The future of warfare is headed toward a scientific and technological direction, with various military agencies upping the ante in order to combat sophisticated adversaries. As the Navy builds its future warfare force, it is expected unmanned aircrafts will fly alongside manned systems, according to Defense Systems.
The Navy’s major unmanned initiatives, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program (UCLASS), is still a work in progress, said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems.
Defense Health Wants to Capitalize on Internet of Things and Save Soldiers
The concept of sensor-laden soldiers could offer drastic improvements regarding emergency assistance on the battlefield.
Recognizing this potential, as well as the paramount nature of the Internet of Things (IoT), the Defense Health Agency plans to take advantage of this new transference of data, according to Defense Systems.
Said improvements in health information technology could create a space where doctors could be notified of soldiers’ injuries before reaching the hospital. Notifications could also detect severity in injuries, allowing medical personnel to swiftly attend to wounds, according to Defense Systems.