The VA is breaking boundaries when it comes to telemedicine. NASA is revamping its IT approach, and IDC predicts that mobility use in government will skyrocket over the next couple of years. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
How VA is Driving Telemedicine
When the history of telemedicine is written, experts believe that significant credit will go to the Department of Veterans Affairs for leading the way in deploying telemedicine on a large scale.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center Takes Customer-First Approach to IT
NASA’s Johnson Space Center is taking a different approach to working with vendors and one that the Obama administration has been promoting over the last few years
Federal Government Seeks Public Solution to Spending Less on Travel
GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy opened its Travel Data Challenge on Challenge.gov last week, asking the public to create a “digital interactive tool” that highlights the shortcomings and inefficiencies of current government travel policy.
Navy’s First Laser Gun Could Target Drones, Small Craft
Moving past traditional munitions, the Navy plans to deploy its first laser gun onto the USS Ponce this summer, which will be able to burn through a target or destroy sensitive electronic equipment.
Air Force Revamps Professional Development Site for Civilians
The Air Force is making it easier for civilian employees to access professional development resources with its new online tool called the Civilian Development Resource Center (CDRC).
IDC Government Insights Releases Government Mobility Forecast
According to IDC Government Insights, 2013 to 2015 should be the highest growth years overall for the mobility segment.