Tag Archives: IBM

Report: Frank Baitman to Leave HHS CIO Role

Frank Baitman will depart his role as chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services in November to pursue professional opportunities, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes Baitman was responsible for HHS’ pilot to transition the email service to the cloud, consolidate enterprise systems and introduce a virtual desktop, according to …

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DHS, NIST, Tech Firms Collaborate to Promote Cybersecurity Automation Standards

The OASIS nonprofit organization has formed a committee consisting of government and technology industry representatives to develop open standards for automated analysis and sharing of cyber-related threat information. OASIS said Thursday its Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee also seeks to promote the STIX, TAXII and CyBOX programming languages for organizations …

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White House Plans EO for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The administration is working with federal agencies and private-sector suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a new executive order from President Barack Obama that seeks to further efforts to address climate change. The Office of the Press Secretary announced Thursday that Obama will mandate a 40 percent decrease in …

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Profile: Frank Baitman, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT and CIO

Frank Baitman serves as deputy assistant secretary for information technology and chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, with responsibility in generating value for the agency’s IT investments. He was a White House entrepreneur-in-residence at the Food and Drug Administration, where he helped streamline the process …

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DARPA Tests Brain-Modeled Chip for Intell Mission; Narayan Srinivasa Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has demonstrated a brain-patterned chip aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle in an effort to develop a new intelligence gathering system, MIT Technology Review reported Tuesday. Tom Simonite writes DARPA tapped into a team of HRL Laboratories, IBM and other researchers to experiment on a neuromorphic hardware that mimics …

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White House Awards $450M in Training Grants to 270 Community Colleges

The White House has awarded $450 million in grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the U.S. to develop education and career training programs for job seekers in concert with employers. The grantees will partner with Exxon-Mobil, IBM, Delta, Jetblue, CVS and Habitat for Humanity, among others, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training …

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NIST, Partners Kick Off Global City Teams Challenge; Chris Greer Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has commenced a challenge for communities worldwide to collaborate to address issues such as air quality, traffic management and emergency services. Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge, set to begin on Sep. 29 through 30, will work to form teams to develop technologies for managing resources, the NIST …

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