Issues surrounding the launch of Healthcare.gov have clearly been the top story in the media, which is why the Federal CIO is calling it a “teachable moment.” In other federal news, NIST opened up its latest cyber framework for public comment, and the DoD just added 12,000 new cloud email users. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Healthcare.gov Launch is a ‘Teachable Moment’, Says Federal CIO
The public failures of HealthCare.gov offer a “teachable moment” for government IT executives on the evolving landscape of IT procurement and implementation according to Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel.
Federal CIO: Government Shutdown and Sequestration Hurt IT Recruitment
VanRoekel also recently discussed how sequestration, the government shutdown, and continued furloughs are making it more difficult to recruit and retain information technology workers.
NIST Opens Latest Cyber Framework Draft for Public Comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) officially launched the public comment period for feedback on the most recent iteration of its proposed cybersecurity framework.
Space Laser Sets Data Download Record
NASA’s laser communications system on its newest lunar probe has set a solar record for the fastest data download rate between the Earth and the moon.
DoD Enterprise Email Adds 12,000 Users
Twelve thousand additional Defense Department personnel have joined the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cloud-based email service, in a move to save the department money by cutting redundant email systems.
Awards Recognize Best in Federal Cybersecurity
Achievements by federal employees and contractors working in the cybersecurity field were honored last week part of the 2013 Government Information Security Leadership Award.