Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:37 -0500Infographic: NASA's Next Rocket the space agency's in-progress Space Launch SystemCaitlin FairchildFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:37 -0500 Tech - Emerging TechThe barrel for the engine section of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System.NASAWhy Do So Few Feds Champion User Experience? dearth of staff resources, a lack of awareness about UX and nonexistent management buy-in are the top challenges.Nextgov StaffFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:52 -0500 - Tech Insiderscyther5/Shutterstock.comHackers Scam Uncle Sam, Upset Mick Jagger and Rob HSBC another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:10:14 -0500 Mick Jagger of British band, the Rolling Stones.Paul White/APVA’s Aggressive Plan for Shedding Its 'Back-to-the-Future' Era Scheduling System is now taking bids for commercial software to replace a clunky 1980s-era system for scheduling medical appointments.Jack MooreFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:40:22 -0500 wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. David Goldman/AP File PhotoImmigrants Use Social Networking to Prove Residency have submitted check-ins at restaurants and movie theaters, parties and sporting events, to show they were in the United States.Chris Fowler, QuartzFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:29:12 -0500 TechGil C/Shutterstock.comWhy Is Apple Gobbling Up a Quarter of the World’s Sapphire Supply? sapphire is used to cover the iPhone’s camera lens and fingerprint reader.Dan Frommer, QuartzFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:11:31 -0500 The Number of Works Licensed Under Creative Commons Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2015 number of creations under open 'Creative Commons' licenses has doubled since 2010Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:06:37 -0500 Datafotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comObama's Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Fees president wants to treat the Internet like a utility, which could trigger new government tolls.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:04:18 -0500 BriefingCarolyn Kaster/APWhat a Privacy Activist Turned Top White House Adviser Thinks About Cybersecurity civil liberties activist now forges compromises between government and industry on network security and surveillance activities.Aliya SternsteinThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:59:04 -0500 ElkinsCIA’s Official Book Reviewer Unimpressed with Tomes on Snowden spy agency describes Glenn Greenwald’s recent book as full of “bitter ad hominem rationale.”Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:38:06 -0500 Glenn Greenwald steps out of Terminal 4 after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, April 11, 2014, in New York. John Minchillo/APGovernment Tech Recruiting Still Overshadowed by Blunder are concerned Todd Park’s recent grilling could hurt his efforts to recruit top tech talent.Jack MooreThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:15:10 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceTodd Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol HillJ. Scott Applewhite/APLawmaker Says NSA Should End Phone Spying On Its Own Republicans blocked a bill to restrict domestic surveillance. But Rep. Adam Schiff says the administration should act anyway.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:08:47 -0500 DataRep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca.Cliff Owen/APYes, Your Pacemaker Can Get Hacked in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation.Daniela Hernandez and Julie Appleby, The AtlanticThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:02:45 -0500 Developers, Want to Earn More Money? Learn Ruby on Rails a language currently in high demand like Ruby might get you the best salary, it might not be the best way to make a career.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:49 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceADE2013/ Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Ban legislation would hurt his home state’s bottom line.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:32:08 -0500 BriefingSen. Ted Cruz, R-TexasTony Gutierrez/AP Parsing Rand Paul’s ‘No’ Vote on NSA Reform libertarian says his opposition to a Senate bill protected Americans’ privacy. Privacy advocates disagree.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:09:59 -0500 Rand Paul, R-Ky.Carolyn Kaster/APTimeline: How the Postal Service Data Breach Went Down timeline provides a fascinating look at how the federal government responds to cyber intrusions.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 18:23:54 -0500 Wolter/ Security Back in the Spotlight Republicans say they remain concerned about the cybersecurity controls underpinning the online federal health exchange.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:14 -0500 Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington.J. Scott Applewhite/APHackers Possibly Copied Postal Employee Pay Records 100 servers and computer workstations were breached in the September intrusion.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 14:53:33 -0500 Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta.David Goldman/AP File PhotoSenate Vote to Rein in NSA Spying Falls Short defeat marks an abrupt setback for the post-Snowden movement to curb U.S. spying practices.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:47:48 -0500 DataBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comReport: Government Has Only 5 Years To Secure Internet of Things, power, health care and transportation systems have grown more dependent on IoT devices in recent years.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 11:33:54 -0500 Veterans' Data Ever Truly Be Secure?"Every day, industry is finding new ways that things can be exploited," VA CIO told Congress.Frank KonkelWed, 19 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500 of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.J. Scott Applewhite/APPostal Service Says Cyber Official Retiring McGann was a key player in the Postal Service's response to the recent cyber intrusion.Jack MooreTue, 18 Nov 2014 18:06:22 -0500 user tales of a wandering youkaiAre Federal Agencies Ready for Apple Pay? 2015, mobile payments will accelerate and constituents will expect federal agencies to support these alternative payment options.Nolan JonesTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:50:48 -0500 Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif.Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoGovernmentwide Login Portal Unaffected by Hack Postal Service is weeks away from activating universal passwords for citizens.Aliya SternsteinTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:38:53 -0500