Domestic Drone Policy, Federal Telework, and More

Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • Pilots, aircraft manufacturers, and privacy groups ask the Federal Aviation Administration to ensure drones could not be hijacked or jammed and that they would not cause problems for manned aircraft before it allows their widespread domestic use. More here.
  • Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Richard Spires said that the DHS will attempt to further integrate its 22 component agencies across their 13 missions. More here.
  •  Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said that telework will play a major role in the upcoming federal digital strategy. More here.
  • A federal appeals court upheld the National Security Agency;s decision not to disclose whether it had a relationship with Google concerning encryption and cybersecurity. More here.
  • The Marine Corps has awarded a $775 million contract to purchase 400,000 computers from 10 companies. More here.
  • Customs and Border Protection is looking for a company to accept and recycle used electronics free of charge under the condition that nothing be resold intact. More here.
  • Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, head of Air Force Global Strike Command,said that it is unlikely that the next generation stealth bomber will be unmanned due to cost concerns. More here.

CTOvision Pro Special Technology Assessments

We produce special technology reviews continuously updated for CTOvision Pro members. Categories we cover include:

  • Analytical Tools - With a special focus on technologies that can make dramatic positive improvements for enterprise analysts.
  • Big Data - We cover the technologies that help organizations deal with massive quantities of data.
  • Cloud Computing - We curate information on the technologies enabling enterprise use of the cloud.
  • Communications - Advances in communications are revolutionizing how data gets moved.
  • GreenIT - A great and virtuous reason to modernize!
  • Infrastructure  - Modernizing Infrastructure can have dramatic benefits on functionality while reducing operating costs.
  • Mobile - This revolution is empowering the workforce in ways few of us ever dreamed of.
  • Security  -  There are real needs for enhancements to security systems.
  • Visualization  - Connecting computers with humans.
  • Hot Technologies - Firms we believe warrant special attention.


Recent Research

DoD Public And Private Cloud Mandates: And insights from a deployed communications professional on why it matters

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Cloudera CSO Mike Olson on Intel and Cloudera’s Technology Collaboration

Watch For More Product Feature Enhancements for Actifio Following $100M Funding Round

Navy Information Dominance Corps: IT still searching for the right governance model

DISA Provides A milCloud Overview: Looks like progress, but watch for two big risks

Innovators, Integrators and Tech Vendors: Here is what the government hopes they will buy from you in 2015

Navy continues to invest in innovation: Review their S&T efforts here

MSPA Unified Certification Standard For Cloud Service Providers: Is This A Commercial Version of FedRamp?

Watch Ben Fry And His Visualizations: Multiple use-cases come to mind, including national security efforts

Agenda And More Details for 4-5 March NIST Data Science Symposium

Actionable Insights From AFCEA Western Conference and Exposition 2014

US Navy’s Engineering Center Provides Deal Winning Info To Industry