Agencies have taken the first steps in building a more digital-friendly government. As part of the far-reaching digital services strategy released in May, most large federal agencies have identified services and resources that could benefit from a digital overhaul.
Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.
The FBI wants an automated testing system that can handle all Android applications. Researchers are trying to standardize a technique called fuzzing that forces outside data into the apps to find weaknesses.
The agency will hold a workshop July 25 to review the second draft of FIPS 201-2.
While government IT resources are shrinking, a dire need for improvements with customer interaction will be key to agencies survival.
With the plan, defense leaders hope to harness the best that wireless technology can offer. The strategy includes goals for secure information sharing via voice, video and data feeds. It also promotes app development.
Debora Plunkett, the director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate, said there is good news and bad news when it comes to protecting the U.S. from cyber threats on a daily basis. In an exclusive interview for Federal News Radio’s Agency of the Month program, Plunkett said getting the nation’s networks to a higher level of security is multifold.
In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, Gwynne Kostin, who heads the new Digital Services Innovation Center, said the goals will require each agency to “get their feet wet in this space” and show progress in making services available through the web and consolidating websites.
The administration will release its Digital Management Strategy today that details 29 goals with deadlines over the next 12 months. OMB wants to set up a FedRAMP-like process for mobile, open a new Digital Innovation Center run by GSA and require the use of APIs.
Government Computer News reports it’s the first time an infected website has been used to attack Android devices.