The Defense Information Systems Agency wants greater access to tech innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, particularly from startups, said a DISA official.
On Monday, federal employees and industry leaders will gather in Washington, DC, for the 2016 Igniting Innovation Award, a showcase run by one of the largest public-private partnerships in the government IT community, The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.
The Social Security Administration needs to look at "transformative technologies" that anticipate customers' needs to avoid becoming technologically useless to its customers, according to the agency's CIO, Rob Klopp.
NIST anticipates funding one award in the range of $750,000 to $1,000,000 for 18 months to focus on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.
73 percent of public-sector creative professionals at the federal, state and local levels felt that creativity is undervalued in government and that their creative capabilities are limited, according to Adobe's "Creativity in the Public Sector Survey," which released March 30.
A lot can happen in a year. Since Tony Scott was named U.S. Chief Information Officer in 2015, federal IT modernization has taken center stage as a bipartisan issue – and for good reason.
Last week the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced its latest "grand challenge," which asks teams to develop smart systems that leverage machine learning to optimize available wireless spectrum.
The Register reported that MITRE, which names and assigns numbers to Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, or CVEs, has built up a backlog over the past six months and several cybersecurity researchers are turning to a new system.
While in California Wednesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced plans to establish the Defense Innovation Advisory Board. News of the program came amidst a series of events and meetings around San Francisco and Silicon Valley where Carter called for the Defense Department and technology community to become even stronger allies.
The Defense Department this week launched a new cybersecurity initiative called Hack the Pentagon. The department modeled the pilot after commercial sector bug bounty competitions.