The Veterans Affairs Department appoints a new CTO. Customs and Border Protection showcases successes from agile projects, while NOAA launches new supercomputers to help with weather forecasting. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
VA Taps White House Tech Adviser Marina Martin as New CTO
The Veterans Affairs Department has selected Marina Martin as its new chief technology officer, replacing Peter Levin.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Debuts the Latest Result of Agile Development Program
Customs and Border Protection has rolled out a pilot program to test streamlined document imaging capabilities for federal agencies’ inspection paperwork for its automated cargo processing system.
Marine Corps Mobile Device Strategy Looks to Cut Costs
The U.S. Marine Corps is adopting a new approach to its mobile device strategy as a way to creatively cut costs while getting secure handsets to more service personnel.
NOAA’s National Weather Service More Than Doubles Computing Capacity
In an effort to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched new supercomputers that process 213 trillion calculations per second.
FBI Launches Cyberattack Reporting Portal for Industry
An FBI program launched last week will provide companies a secure and standard way to report cybersecurity attacks in real time.
A Dozen Agencies Produced 19 Finalists for Tech Innovation Awards
Nextgov has selected 19 finalists for Bold Awards from more than 180 nominations. Finalists include Kimberly Hancher, CIO at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Be sure to check out our exclusive Q&A with Hancher here.