News in Brief
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The National Security Agency wants the private sector to use its NiFi tool to handle commercial big-data needs.
Intelligence research agency wants to look "beyond current prototypes in development and extend up to 10 years in the future."
The president is also seeking ideas on modernizing the IT infrastructure that supports the visa processing system.
Steve Kelman considers the costs of corruption in Mexico, China, and most developing countries -- and argues that Americans should keep their own government troubles in perspective.
Agency leaders must proactively invest time, energy and resources to shape the future rather than reactively wait for change to happen.
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In the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, HHS matches project teams with outside tech experts to work for a year on innovative projects.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, but the innovation initiative he announced Nov. 15 could live on. FCW interviewed three former high-ranking officials about what it will take for the effort to succeed.
Data gathered by the Sensor Fish could aid in redesigning dams' hydroturbine chambers, where abrupt changes in pressure can kill salmon.
Agency's chief innovation officer says he will stay through early 2016 as planned.
A GAO report says shutdowns throw a monkey wrench into the gears of government, but any long-term impact appears minimal.
As costs have come down and capacity has soared, the benefits extend to both budgets and performance.
While much of the DORE project remains classified, the Defense Intelligence Agency has released a few details about what it is looking for in the areas of Internet of things, social media and open-source support.