The U.S. Air Force has completed user acceptance trials for its Battle Record Information Core Environment aircraft maintenance app and expects to incorporate 100 mobile users by February, the Air Force said Monday. The Air Force partnered with Amazon, Monkton and Verizon to develop the iOS mobile app enabling its staff to access the service branch’s maintenance database in real time.Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft green paper outlining how the government should improve investments in commercializing products built in federally-funded research and development projects.Read More »
LaVerne Council, national managing principal for enterprise technology strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday that agency chief information officers seeking to establish trust within their departments should integrate mission goals with data-based information technology strategies. Council, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noted that agency CIOs should start with their employees when it comes to building "digital trust."Read More »
Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a 2018 Wash100 awardee, warns the service branch must modernize its software acquisition process to keep up with the technological advances of adversaries.
Wilson noted during an Aug. 27th conference that documents such as the U.S. Air Force Weapons Systems Software Management Guidebook contain outdated practices that inhibit modernization, the branch said Thursday.
Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, said the service will look into how the civilian sector applies innovation and modernization to implement the same in the military. McConville noted in an interview with Army Sustainment Magazine that adopting modern technologies such as autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence will help boost logistics and accelerate production and maintenance processes, the service said Friday.Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated regulations related to technologies that universities, large and small businesses, nonprofits and laboratories invent as part of federally funded research and development. NIST said Tuesday changes to Code of Federal Regulations sections that cover the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act are anticipated to impact the licensing …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force is seeking ideas from industry and academic professionals on how to secure temporary, fixed and mobile assets as part of the military branch’s AFWERX Fusion Challenge. USAF said Tuesday the challenge represents an open innovation platform for the service branch to collaborate with potential non-military partners in areas …Read More »
The General Services Administration has changed the name of its Integrated Technology Service to the Office of Information Technology Category and modified the ITC’s framework to align with agencies and industry partners. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the ITC, wrote in a blog post published Jan. 5 the new office will look to bolster deliveries of products …Read More »
Susannah Fox, outgoing chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chief technology officer, has said she believes entrepreneurship and innovation programs are key for HHS to accomplish its mission to protect the health and well-being of people. Fox wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that HH’s office of …Read More »
A majority of Defense Innovation Board members have pledged to stay within the organization and continue to assist the Defense Department under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta reports Eric Schmidt, chairman of the Defense Innovation Board, said at a public event Monday that none of the current …Read More »