Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0400Not Just Silicon Valley: Feds Have a Gender Tech Gap, Toohttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/not-just-silicon-valley-feds-have-gender-tech-gap-too/94076/Here's what the government can do as an employer to get its house in order.Jack MooreTue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/not-just-silicon-valley-feds-have-gender-tech-gap-too/94076/CIO Briefingtemiropix/Shutterstock.comEXCLUSIVE: New Connect.gov Aims to Consolidate Your Passwordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/new-connectgov-aims-consolidate-your-passwords/94154/VA.gov, other federal sites will accept universal credentials starting this fall.Aliya SternsteinMon, 15 Sep 2014 18:01:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/new-connectgov-aims-consolidate-your-passwords/94154/CybersecurityFlorida3d/Shutterstock.comVA Lays Groundwork for Private Health Care http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/va-lays-groundwork-private-health-care/94151/The agency wants the private sector to manage a key part of project.Bob BrewinMon, 15 Sep 2014 17:24:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/va-lays-groundwork-private-health-care/94151/HealthTarchyshnik Andrei/Shutterstock.comWhite House Introduces New Class of Innovation Fellows http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/white-house-introduces-new-class-innovation-fellows/94139/Private sector whizzes to spend a year on government problems.Rebecca CarrollMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/white-house-introduces-new-class-innovation-fellows/94139/CIO BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comWho Didn’t Win a Piece of This Army Infosec Deal?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/who-didnt-win-piece-army-infosec-deal/94136/The winners include 11 large firms tapped for $5 billion in contracts and 10 small ones whose slice of the pie is valued at $2.1 billion.Bob BrewinMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/who-didnt-win-piece-army-infosec-deal/94136/Defense - What's BrewinNAN728/Shutterstock.comFBI's Facial-Recognition Technology Goes Livehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/fbis-facial-recognition-technology-goes-live/94121/Next-gen facial-recognition technology has arrived, despite concerns from privacy groups.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/fbis-facial-recognition-technology-goes-live/94121/Emerging Techra2studio/Shutterstock.comMikey Dickerson: No Paper Pushing at US Digital Servicehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/mikey-dickerson-no-paper-pushers-us-digital-service/94112/The head of the U.S. Digital Service is taking a fix-it first approach to his office.Jack MooreMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:43:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/mikey-dickerson-no-paper-pushers-us-digital-service/94112/CIO BriefingMikey Dickerson the new administrator of the U.S. Digital Service.White House/Youtube.comLawmakers Seek Todd Park Subpoena Over HealthCare.gov Securityhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/lawmakers-seek-todd-park-subpoena-over-healthcaregov-security/94106/Panel charges White House involvement in Obamacare website woes.Rebecca CarrollMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:45:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/lawmakers-seek-todd-park-subpoena-over-healthcaregov-security/94106/HealthTodd Park, former U.S. chief technology officer J. Scott Applewhite/APInformation Security: From the Enterprise to the Employeeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/information-security-enterprise-employees/94100/Watch the livestream here.Nextgov StaffMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:55:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/information-security-enterprise-employees/94100/CybersecurityAt These Tech Companies, the Biggest Office Perk is Getting Rid of the Officehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/these-tech-companies-biggest-office-perk-getting-rid-office/94091/Allowing employees to work from anywhere makes it easier to focus on the work itself.Aimee Groth, QuartzMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:43:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/these-tech-companies-biggest-office-perk-getting-rid-office/94091/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekazoka/Shutterstock.comWhat is the NYPD Doing on Twitter?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/what-nypd-doing-twitter/94088/New York's Police Department is getting training on how to gain followers and influence on Twitter.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:29:16 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/what-nypd-doing-twitter/94088/Emerging TechIvelin Radkov/Shutterstock.comFirst of its Kind Venture Capital Fund Pumps Millions into GovTech Startups http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/first-its-kind-venture-capital-fund-pumps-millions-startups-dedicated-govtech/94043/The GovTech Fund has raised $23 million and invested in four companies.Jack MooreMon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/first-its-kind-venture-capital-fund-pumps-millions-startups-dedicated-govtech/94043/CIO BriefingEmployees at AmigoCloud, one of the GovTech Fund's portfolio companies, hard at work.AmigoCloudWhat Kind of CTO Will Megan Smith Be?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/what-kind-cto-will-megan-smith-be/94022/Former Googler Megan Smith said she’ll take an expansive view of technology in her new role.Jack MooreFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:25:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/what-kind-cto-will-megan-smith-be/94022/CIO BriefingWhite House CTO Megan SmithFlickr user Joi ItoHackers Blackmail Bitcoin Inventor, Corrupt Brazilian Newspaperhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-blackmail-bitcoin-inventor-corrupt-brazilian-newspaper-tarnish-vn/94028/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:21:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-blackmail-bitcoin-inventor-corrupt-brazilian-newspaper-tarnish-vn/94028/CybersecurityJulia Zakharova/Shutterstock.comWhat Do CIOs Do Again?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/what-do-chief-information-officers-do-again/94013/The job is increasingly about business, federal CIOs say.Nextgov StaffFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:58:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/what-do-chief-information-officers-do-again/94013/CIO BriefingMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comSkyping Fake Bomb Threats in the Name of ISIS Not a Wise Movehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/skyping-fake-bomb-threats-name-isis-not-wise-move/94016/21-year-old Connecticut gamer arrested for "swatting" schools nationwide.Aliya SternsteinFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:53:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/skyping-fake-bomb-threats-name-isis-not-wise-move/94016/DefenseGil C/Shutterstock.comImpending Solar Storm Could Cause Tech, Power Grid Disruptions http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/impending-solar-storm-could-cause-tech-power-grid-disruptions/94010/Cloudy with a chance of solar radiation.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:29:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/impending-solar-storm-could-cause-tech-power-grid-disruptions/94010/Emerging TechNASADISA Kicks Off IT Contract to Support Cyber Commandhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/disa-kicks-it-contract-support-cyber-command/93989/Omnibus contract open only to small business.Bob BrewinFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/disa-kicks-it-contract-support-cyber-command/93989/DefenseMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comPics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Camerashttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/pics-or-it-didnt-happen-new-crisis-connected-cameras/93974/From celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:20:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/pics-or-it-didnt-happen-new-crisis-connected-cameras/93974/MobileDenniro/Shutterstock.comArchives Hackathon Wants to Make Wikipedia Even Better http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/archives-hackathon-will-use-federal-data-make-wikipedia-better/93968/Everyone’s invited to the Open Government WikiHack later this month.Rebecca CarrollFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:14:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/archives-hackathon-will-use-federal-data-make-wikipedia-better/93968/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechEric Risberg/AP File PhotoNSA Threatened Yahoo With Daily $250K Fines for Not Forking Over Metadatahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/nsa-threatened-yahoo-daily-250k-fines-not-forking-over-metadata/93971/Court documents were released by Yahoo showing exactly how far the federal government is willing to go to obtain digital information about its citizens.Polly Mosendz, The WireFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:03:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/nsa-threatened-yahoo-daily-250k-fines-not-forking-over-metadata/93971/Big DataKen Wolter/Shutterstock.comThings Can Go Kaboom When a Defense Contractor's 3-D Printer Gets Hackedhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/heres-why-you-dont-want-your-3-d-printer-get-hacked/93923/Military vendors that print with metal powders should heed forthcoming NIST security standards.Aliya SternsteinThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:46:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/heres-why-you-dont-want-your-3-d-printer-get-hacked/93923/CybersecurityMakerBot Replicator 2X 3D desktop printer is on display at the MakeBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Jae C. Hong/APThe Internet Is Getting Too Big for Just One Kind of Wi-Fihttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/internet-getting-too-big-just-one-kind-wi-fi/93863/The Wi-Fi Alliance is working on two new specifications—one with much more range and one with much less.Leo Mirani, QuartzThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:12:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/internet-getting-too-big-just-one-kind-wi-fi/93863/Emerging TechShutter_M/Shutterstock.comRemembering NYC Fire Dept. Chaplain Mychal Judgehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/remembering-nyc-fire-dept-chaplain-mychal-judge/93914/A man for all seasons.Bob BrewinThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:00:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/remembering-nyc-fire-dept-chaplain-mychal-judge/93914/Defense - What's BrewinThe late Mychal Judge, a Chaplain with the New York City Fire DepartmentEd Betz/AP File Photo Intro to Computer Science Is Now the Most Popular Course at Harvardhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/intro-computer-science-now-most-popular-course-harvard/93869/Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:33:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/intro-computer-science-now-most-popular-course-harvard/93869/CIO Briefingf11photo/Shutterstock.com