Technology

State Dept Launches Arms Control, Inspection Tech Challenge

The State Department has begun a contest that seeks mobile applications and other tools that can help U.S. inspectors monitor foreign nations’ adherence to arms control treaties, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes information about the agency’s Innovation in Arms Control Challenge was posted Monday on the Innocentive website. According …

Read More »

DHS Could Award Grants for Cyber Framework Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security could award federal grants and rate increases to companies in price-regulated industries if they adopt the department’s voluntary cybersecurity framework, Fierce Government IT reported Sunday. David Perera writes a DHS report dated June 21 details tax incentives and direct subsidies as possible second-tier rewards. Other …

Read More »

HHS Unveils Federal Health IT Progress Report

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a progress report on the agency’s planning and implementation of health information technology programs, Fed Scoop reported Monday. Colby Hochmuth writes the HHS Office of the National Coordinator published a report in June detailing the department’s progress in promoting electronic patient …

Read More »

Report: Bruce McConnell to Leave DHS Next Month

Bruce McConnell plans to step down on August 10 as acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes McConnell managed vital programs and presidential directives to enhance countermeasures against cyber threats since Mark Weatherford left the position in April. Allan Friedman, …

Read More »

DHS, NIST Officials Update Congress on Cyber Executive Order; Jim Lewis Comments

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently updated Congress on the White House’s cyber infrastructure defense framework project, FCW reported Thursday. Amber Corrin writes that DHS and NIST officials identified the agencies’ achievements and challenges in the implementation of President Barack …

Read More »

DoD, VA Address Healthcare Data Standardization Project

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs will develop a data management service that seeks to allow the agencies to seamlessly share electronic medical records, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Bob Brewin writes the system is a revision of a 2009 plan to create from scratch a new joint repository for electronic …

Read More »

FCC Wants Mobile App to Collect Network Data

The Federal Communications Commission plans to develop a mobile application with the goal of collecting Internet network data, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes the FCC will collaborate with more than 500,000 Americans to collect data on broadband network coverage and signal strength as part of efforts to forge …

Read More »