Posts Tagged: national

Transportation Dept Throws Doors Open on Safety Data Sets

The Transportation Department has opened more than 2,000 data sets to the public as part of efforts to fulfill federal initiatives for open data. Richard McKinney, DOT chief information officer, said Monday that department’s latest move was intended to meet a Nov. 30 deadline for President Barack Obama’s executive order on releasing information to public… Read more »

Robert Hale: Pentagon Budget ‘Planning Gets Replaced by Planning’

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said Thursday he is cautiously optimistic that lawmakers will reach an agreement to limit cuts to defense spending under sequestration, Defense One reported Friday. Hale told an audience at the Defense One Summit in Washington he believes budget uncertainty harms the military’s ability to address national security challenges, according to… Read more »

IJIS Institute Badge & Tech Benefit & Awards Dinner to Benefit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Benefit to help honor the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and to promote officer safety Ashburn, VA (November 14, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland security—will host the 4th Annual Badge & Tech Benefit & Awards Dinner on… Read more »

Pentagon Looks to DMI-Fixmo Team for Mobile Infrastructure

Digital Management Inc. has partnered with Fixmo Inc. to help the Defense Information Systems Agency manage and secure mobile devices under a $16 million contract. DMI will use Fixmo’s technology to secure DISA’s mobile devices connecting to the Defense Department’s networks as part of the Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Store programs, Fixmo said… Read more »

Government IT Forum to Overview Policy, Tech Trends

1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday. “We are pleased to offer this… Read more »

Pentagon, DNI Report $4B Intell Spending Downturn

Government data indicates that sequestration has trimmed budget for intelligence programs from $72 billion to $68 billion during the past fiscal year, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not explain how the $4 billion in cuts were made…. Read more »

Esri Is Platinum Sponsor of 2014 IJIS Institute National Symposium

IJIS Institute event will focus on Information sharing and safeguarding national standards Ashburn, VA (November 6, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce that geographic information systems (GIS) industry leader Esri will be the Platinum Sponsor of the Institute’s signature… Read more »

GTSC Adds Three New Strategic Advisers

The Government Technology & Services Coalition has appointed three new members to its strategic advisory panel that counsels small and mid-sized companies within the federal security market. Paul Benda, GSIS partner and chief technology officer, Obsidian Analysis Inc. Vice President Jason McNamara and Molly Wilkinson, senior vice president of Regions Financial Corp., are the new… Read more »

Francis Collins: NIH Aims for Upgraded Medical Robotics

The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $2.4 million in funding for three robotics projects in an effort to help patients with disabilities and aid in medical procedures. NIH is participating for the second year in the National Robotics Initiative to build robots that are intended to assist visually- and physically-impaired individuals and enhance… Read more »

IJIS Institute Publishes National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Resource

Criminal Justice Information Services Program Advisory Committee compiles essential resources in guide to help industry implement N-DEx Ashburn, VA (October 29, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces the publishing of the Criminal Justice Information Services Program Advisory Committee’s (CPAC) resource document titled… Read more »