The Intelligence Community (IC) is developing new energy-efficient supercomputers. NASA is developing a portable radar system for detecting heart beats under rubble, and FEMA found a new CIO. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Intelligence Community Seeks Energy-Efficient Supercomputer
The IC is developing superconducting supercomputers that could be potentially much faster and use far less energy than today’s traditional supercomputers.
New NASA Machine Can Detect a Human Heartbeat Under 30 Feet of Rubble
NASA is developing a portable radar system, small enough and light enough to be carried by a single person, and powerful enough to detect a heartbeat under 30 feet of rubble.
FEMA Names NASA Official as New CIO
Adrian Gardner, the CIO of NASA’s Goddard Space Center, will be stepping in as the new CIO at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
DARPA Unveils Plans for Underwater Drone Network
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has revealed development plans of submerged unmanned platforms that can deploy payloads in international water threat response situations.
DoD Updating Policies on Use of Biometrics
By year’s end, Defense Department officials expect to have an updated directive that defines the roles and responsibilities of DoD entities involved in biometrics.
Navy Secretary Embraces the Commercial Cloud
The Navy launched a new pilot called the Public Portal Initiative, which uses commercial cloud capabilities for allowing multiple organizations to share public content online and standardizes the technology used for public website development.