Technology

Pentagon Wants Commercial Tech for VA EHR Data Transfer

The Defense Department will acquire commercial technology for its system to transfer data between the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs‘ electronic health records systems, Federal News Radio reports. Michael O’Connell writes the Pentagon plans to hold a full and open competition for EHR modernization and will continue working with …

Read More »

Kevin Cox: GSA Mobile Guidelines to Address Risk

The Obama administration’s guidelines for agencies on how to protect their smartphones and tablets will not approve specific devices for use in the government, a Justice Department official told Federal Times. Kevin Cox, who serves on the interagency team working on mobile security standards, told the newspaper the guidelines are …

Read More »

Pentagon OKs Apple Devices for Military Networks

Apple has received approval from the Defense Department for its devices to operate on military networks, Bloomberg reports. Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio write the Pentagon cleared Samsung devices and Blackberry 10 smartphones May 2. A Defense Information Systems Agency representative said last week the clearance would happen soon for …

Read More »

GSA to Release IT Contract Search Tool This Summer

The General Services Administration will introduce a navigation tool designed to help federal, state and local government users examine products and services under information technology contracts, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the IT Solutions Navigator Tool will provide agencies search results for cloud computing, communications, networking, data center, hardware, security …

Read More »

Jonathan Greenert: DoD Supports Cybersecurity Investments Amid Sequestration

The U.S. Defense Department is allocating significant investments for cybersecurity as one of its primary concerns despite across-the-board budget cuts in government, according to a Reuters article. John O’Callaghan writes the agency puts emphasis on the role cybersecurity plays in helping computer networks and satellites coordinate communication among ships, planes and personnel. …

Read More »

Exec Order Puts CTO, CIO In Charge of Federal Open Data Repository

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will oversee an online repository of government information intended to help federal agencies adopt a new open data policy, Information Week reported Thursday. Elena Malykhina writes President Barack Obama issued an executive order mandating the new policy, which …

Read More »