Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSun, 03 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400Long Live Secrets on the Internethttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/long-live-secrets-internet/111703/The app Secret may be dead, but people have been confessing things to strangers for centuries.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticSun, 03 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/long-live-secrets-internet/111703/Emerging TechZygotehaasnobrain/Shutterstock.comThe Presidential Contender that Would Dismantle NSA Spying.http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/presidential-contender-would-dismantle-nsa-spying/111700/Hillary Clinton is reluctant to take a clear stance on mass surveillance. But Bernie Sanders has no problem knocking the spy agency’s “Orwellian” programs.Dustin Volz, National JournalSat, 02 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/presidential-contender-would-dismantle-nsa-spying/111700/Big DataSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.Carolyn Kaster/APHow the Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militarieshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/how-pentagon-could-soon-share-americans-data-foreign-militaries/111706/The new cyber strategy could provide allies with Americans’ information gathered under proposed legislation.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneSat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/how-pentagon-could-soon-share-americans-data-foreign-militaries/111706/DefenseU.S. NavyWhy People Who Put ‘Data Scientist’ on Their LinkedIn Profiles Earn More Moneyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/why-people-who-put-data-scientist-their-linkedin-profiles-earn-more-money/111694/As the White House’s first chief data scientist, DJ Patil explains the growing importance of his field during his speech at the National Science Foundation.Hallie GoldenFri, 01 May 2015 18:07:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/why-people-who-put-data-scientist-their-linkedin-profiles-earn-more-money/111694/Emerging Tech The White House’s first chief data scientist, DJ Patil Flickr user JD LasicaUS CIO Tony Scott Says Federal IT is Now a ‘Contact Sport.’ Here’s the Rulebook.http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/federal-cio-tony-scott-says-federal-it-now-contact-sport-heres-rulebook/111697/New OMB guidance aims to break down barriers that have sprouted up between IT decision-makers and other agency officials.Jack MooreFri, 01 May 2015 17:25:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/federal-cio-tony-scott-says-federal-it-now-contact-sport-heres-rulebook/111697/CIO BriefingVMwareAstronauts Will Get Dumber on Their Way to Marshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/astronauts-will-get-dumber-their-way-mars/111691/For enthusiasts of space travel, the bad news keeps coming.Akshat Rathi, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 16:58:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/astronauts-will-get-dumber-their-way-mars/111691/Emerging TechSergeyDV/Shutterstock.comSenators Beg Techies To Bring Congress Into 21st Century http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/senators-beg-techies-bring-congress-21st-century/111661/At Hack4Congress, developers attempted to write code that could improve campaign finance record keeping and facilitate cross-party dialogue.Mohana RavindranathFri, 01 May 2015 16:05:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/senators-beg-techies-bring-congress-21st-century/111661/CIO BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comVideo: Make Your iPhone Feel Like New Againhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/video-make-your-iphone-feel-new-again/111664/Some simple ways to revive a tired deviceCaitlin FairchildFri, 01 May 2015 14:49:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/video-make-your-iphone-feel-new-again/111664/MobileHadrian/Shutterstock.comSpace Is Being Polluted with Junk Faster than We Can Dispose of Ithttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/space-being-polluted-junk-faster-we-can-dispose-it/111652/There are thousands of satellites in Earth’s orbit, of varying age and usefulness. At some point they reach the end of their lives, at which point they become floating junk. What do we do with them then?Jennifer Kingston, Stephen Hobbs, and Chiara Palla, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 12:39:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/space-being-polluted-junk-faster-we-can-dispose-it/111652/DefenseJohan Swanepoel/Shutterstock.comNASA Is Working on Super-Fast Spaceship Technology That Defies the Laws of Physicshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-working-super-fast-spaceship-technology-defies-laws-physics/111646/The propulsion system, known as the EmDrive, was conceived around the turn of the millennium by a British engineer named Roger Shawyer.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 12:25:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-working-super-fast-spaceship-technology-defies-laws-physics/111646/Emerging TechA NASA Orion capsule on top of a Delta IV rocket lifts off on its first unmanned orbital test flight from Complex 37 B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014Marta Lavandier/APCYBERCOM to Outsource $475 Million Worth of Offense and Defense Workhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/cybercom-outsource-475-million-worth-offense-and-defense-work/111619/The potentially five-year contract is capped at $475 million and covers nearly 20 task areas, according to the new performance work statement.Aliya SternsteinFri, 01 May 2015 07:39:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/cybercom-outsource-475-million-worth-offense-and-defense-work/111619/CybersecurityDefense Secretary Ash Carter Seth Wenig/APHackers Nick CENTCOM Laptops, Hijack Tesla’s Publicity Machine and Infiltrate SendGrid Systemshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/hackers-nick-centcom-laptops-hijack-teslas-publicity-machine-and-infiltrate-sendgrid-systems/111535/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/hackers-nick-centcom-laptops-hijack-teslas-publicity-machine-and-infiltrate-sendgrid-systems/111535/CybersecurityTesla product specialist Kat Brand explains the control panel on the electric car at a dealership for the vehicle.Elaine Thompson/APVA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats -- Just in March http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/va-sees-surge-cyber-threats/111592/The department will need to scale its cybersecurity to prevent what could be an exponential increase in threats, according to VA CIO Stephen Warren.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Apr 2015 17:17:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/va-sees-surge-cyber-threats/111592/Cybersecurityfotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comNASA and the US Air Force Successfully Tested a Plane with Shapeshifting Wingshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/nasa-and-us-air-force-successfully-tested-plane-shapeshifting-wings/111565/NASA has flown 22 research flights over the past six months using the technology, and it passed with flying colors.Adam Epstein, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 16:29:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/nasa-and-us-air-force-successfully-tested-plane-shapeshifting-wings/111565/DefenseNASAWith Patriot Act Deadline Closing In, House Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spyinghttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/patriot-act-deadline-closing-house-advances-bill-limit-nsa-spying/111562/Nearly two years after the Snowden revelations began, lawmakers are scrambling to rein in government surveillance—before it’s too late.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 30 Apr 2015 16:20:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/patriot-act-deadline-closing-house-advances-bill-limit-nsa-spying/111562/DefenseJose Luis Magana/APGot Ideas About Cyber R Strategy? You Can Weigh in Nowhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/cybersecurity-research-strategic-plan-calls-public-input/111541/The National Science Foundation is teaming with the private sector to develop a federal cybersecurity research and development strategic plan.Hallie GoldenThu, 30 Apr 2015 15:47:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/cybersecurity-research-strategic-plan-calls-public-input/111541/CybersecurityMila Supinskaya/Shutterstock.comVideo: New Ideas from New Generations http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/04/video-new-ideas-new-generations/111505/Open data provides government with an opportunity to try new ideas and renew itself.Caitlin FairchildThu, 30 Apr 2015 15:13:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/04/video-new-ideas-new-generations/111505/Big Dataixpert/Shutterstock.comOMB Unveils FITARA Guidelines For Public Commenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/omb-releases-fitara-guidelines-public-comment/111520/The guidelines, posted on GitHub, are open for comment until May 30.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Apr 2015 13:45:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/omb-releases-fitara-guidelines-public-comment/111520/CIO BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comJeff Bezos Has a Rocket Now, toohttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/jeff-bezos-has-rocket-now-too/111499/Blue Origin, the space company created by the Amazon founder, had its first successful test flight yesterday.Tim Fernholz, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 11:05:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/jeff-bezos-has-rocket-now-too/111499/Emerging TechAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos Ted S. Warren/AP File PhotoMicrosoft Unveils Its Successor to Internet Explorerhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/microsoft-unveils-its-successor-internet-explorer/111490/The company today took the wraps off its new browser, Microsoft Edge, at its developer conference.Alice Truong, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 10:53:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/microsoft-unveils-its-successor-internet-explorer/111490/Emerging TechMicrosoft CEO Satya NadellaJeff Chiu/APThe Senate Is Finally Getting Serious About Slaying Patent Trollshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/04/senate-finally-getting-serious-about-slaying-patent-trolls/111466/But nothing ever comes easy when it comes to patent reform.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Apr 2015 21:23:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/04/senate-finally-getting-serious-about-slaying-patent-trolls/111466/MobileSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Army Is Testing Handheld Ray Gunshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/army-testing-handheld-ray-guns/111469/Fittingly, these rifle-sized weapons would gun for other electronics.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneWed, 29 Apr 2015 21:15:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/army-testing-handheld-ray-guns/111469/DefenseA specialist with the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion competes in a 9mm pistol course at the Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisc., on April 29, 2014.U.S. ArmyAdvice for Job-Switchers and Newbies From Google’s Hiring Chiefhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/04/advice-job-switchers-and-newbies-googles-hiring-chief/111439/Google HR chief Laszlo Bock discusses the extremely data-focused approach to hiring and management he has created at the search and tech giant.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 29 Apr 2015 16:32:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/04/advice-job-switchers-and-newbies-googles-hiring-chief/111439/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMark Lennihan/AP File PhotoRand Paul Leads Charge to Kill Net Neutralityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/rand-paul-leads-charge-kill-net-neutrality/111427/The Republican presidential candidate is bucking both Silicon Valley and key members of his own party to try to repeal the FCC's rules.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Apr 2015 15:59:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/rand-paul-leads-charge-kill-net-neutrality/111427/CIO BriefingRepublican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Nati Harnik/APTrio of DC's Top Female Coders Hail from Federal Innovation Shophttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/04/18f-employees-win-big-dc-femtech-awards/111418/Thirty women were selected based on the impact their programming work has had on their organization and the community, as well as the level of complexity in their code.Hallie GoldenWed, 29 Apr 2015 15:31:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/04/18f-employees-win-big-dc-femtech-awards/111418/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceKieferPix/Shutterstock.com