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DISA wants to access Silicon Valley IT innovation, but sees cultural hurdles

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants greater access to tech innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, particularly from startups, said a DISA official.

Igniting Innovation Award showcase to crowdsource government innovation

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.

Klopp: SSA will become 'ridiculous' if it doesn't mine data to predict what customers want

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.

NSTIC announces $1M healthcare pilot project opportunity

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.

Survey: Despite benefits, creativity remains undervalued in public sector

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. 

Reviewing Tony Scott's first year as federal CIO

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.

DARPA thinks spectrum allocation challenges can be addressed through machine learning

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.

Report: MITRE's bug-numbering backlog has cyber researchers seeking an alternative

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.

On West Coast tour, Carter taps innovation advisor, looks to forge closer ties with Silicon Valley

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.

DoD announces bug bounty program

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.