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OMB Updates Gov’t Cloud Migration Strategy; Bill Hunt Quoted

Bill Hunt, digital services expert at the Office of Management and Budget, has said OMB’s updated cloud strategy seeks to accelerate federal agencies’ efforts to implement the technology, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Cloud Smart strategy, which succeeds the Cloud First plan, will involve training federal agencies on how …

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AFRL Begins Development on Augmented Reality Systems for Aircraft Inspections

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate has started leveraging commercial-off-the-shelf augmented reality systems to develop an approach that will help aircraft maintainers inspect internal components of a plane. Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday the AR-based capability is expected to streamline nondestructive inspection, which is a process …

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Wright-Patterson AFB Conducts Email Cloud Migration

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has migrated more than 30,000 email accounts to the cloud as part of a Defense Department effort to provide greater email storage. Under the Cloud Hosted Enterprise Service initiative, the 88th Communications Group Communications/Cyber Planner and 88th Communications Squadron worked to migrate email accounts of the …

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NIST, IEEE to Collaborate on Cloud Interoperability Standard Development; Robert Bohn Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in an effort to develop interoperability standards for cloud computing platforms, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Robert Bohn, NIST’s cloud computing program manager, said at an FCW-hosted Wednesday the agency aims to formulate a concept to support …

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Navy, Air Force Develop Laser Threat Protection Tech for Pilots

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have jointly developed and assessed an eye protection prototype for aviation operations in an effort to help reduce visible-laser cockpit illumination incidents. The Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton Vision Science Laboratory and the photonics materials branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and …

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