Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will fund research into how the brain connects concepts in order to build better analysis tools. More here.
The Department of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics directorate is looking to create an Unmanned Aerial Systems ”app store” for mission-specific capabilities. More here.
The Office of Management and Budget has released new guidance for agencies to use modular contracting to break information technology projects into smaller segments. More here.
Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper was named director of plans and policy at U.S. Cyber Command. More here.
The Department of Defense has issued a new mobile device strategy that aims to improve mobile infrastructure, devices, and applications. More here.
The Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs are looking for commercial products to track laboratory for their integrated electronic health records. More here.
The U.S. Army wants to update the gaming system it uses for virtual training exercises to include construction and management simulation, massive multi-player online role playing gaming, and real-time strategy gaming. More here.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Counterintelligence released a report on threats and risks from social networking deception. More here.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Sequoia was named the most powerful supercomputer in the world with 1.57 million processor cores capable of performing 16.32 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second. More here.