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1. White House Launches Federal Digital Strategy
The White House’s long-awaited Digital Strategy, released Wednesday, aims to ensure agencies manage mobile devices safely and affordably and to give citizens mobile access to everything from government websites and applications to raw survey and satellite data.
2. ‘DISA First’ to be replaced by Joint Information Environment, says Navy official
Rather than automatically look to the Defense Information System Agency for data center functionality, military services are instead developing a policy dubbed the Joint Information Environment under which the DoD would grant military services and DISA regional “franchises” to run data centers, said Brian Clingerman, an official with Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.
3. Army wants to train on its own private Internet
The U.S. Army wants to build a customizable, on-the-fly Web portal that mimics the Internet in order to conduct scenario-based social media training.
4. Air Force Casts Net For Handheld Touchscreen-Controlled Devices
The Air Mobility Command is specifically seeking devices where users can only access data with secure digital memory cards, according to a request for information issued May 21. It also wants contractors to provide a way for officials to track what files have been accessed from the memory cards and how often they have been used.
5. Shared services poised to reshape the federal market
The government’s IT evolution continues to pick up speed as budget pressures and calls for efficiency weigh heavily on federal leadership, driving change throughout Washington and beyond. Now, as agencies move toward a model of sharing goods and services, it’s changing the business landscape, according to one official.
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6. OMB’s digital strategy emphasizes mobility
The Office of Management and Budget has finally released its long-awaited digital strategy, intended to allow agencies to deliver services and information in a more mobile-friendly way. But there’s much more to the road map than just mobile.
7. GSA’s Kostin to lead new Digital Services Innovation Center
Gwynne Kostin will lead the new Digital Services Innovation Center outlined Wednesday in the White House’s federal government digital strategy, the General Services Administration confirmed to FedScoop.
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