Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500Rollout of New CIO Powers Could be 'Uneven,' DOJ CIO Says a recent conference, Justice Department Chief Information Officer Joe Klimavicz said some agencies will be quicker to enact the federal IT reform.Mohana RavindranathTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500 Briefingdencg/Shutterstock.comWere Clinton's Personal Emails an Open Door to Hackers? the transparency concerns, security experts wonder whether the former secretary of state’s emails were protected from foreign hackers.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:10:20 -0500 US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar' future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.Bruce Schneier, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:31:06 -0500 Clinton's Email Habits Reveal About Federal Records Laws regulations don’t outright ban the use of personal email accounts to conduct official government business.Hallie GoldenTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:25:07 -0500 BriefingBebeto Matthews/APFeds Say They Finally Have a Database of Every Cyber Job in Government cyberwarriors hail from more than 100 different job categories scattered across agencies.Jack MooreTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:59 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms and Dads look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leaveRebecca Grant, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:08 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEdyta Pawlowska/Shutterstock.comWhy Big Data Gets a Bad Rap in Government it or not, big data is not all fire and brimstone, surveillance and mass spying.Frank KonkelTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:55 -0500 Tech - Emerging Techfaithie/Shutterstock.comHillary Clinton's Personal Email Use a Blow to White House Transparency Claim didn't take long for The New York Times report to take off Monday night.Matt Berman, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:16:37 -0500 Kaster/APThe Internet of Things Is So Easy, We Built Our Own less than $100, we built a Barack Obama Detector for your desk.Andrew McGill, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 DataA simple "Internet of Things" machine can tell where in the world is Barack Obama. Carolyn Kaster/AP6 Biggest Blunders in Government's Annual Cyber Report Card White House has released its yearly assessment of agency compliance with the governmentwide cyber laws.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 19:03:24 -0500 NivensWhen Congress and Cloud Collided lawmaker came up with a new meaning for the term “cloud.” But DOD’s chief information officer isn’t smiling.Frank KonkelMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:19:03 -0500 Tech - Emerging TechRep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.J. Scott Applewhite/APNew Tool Aims to Make Government Financial Disclosures More Transparent January 2016 and onward, OGE plans to require Senate-confirmed appointees to use the online system, called Integrity.Mohana RavindranathMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:17:15 -0500 BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comClapper: Maintaining Phone Call Surveillance is Like Buying Insurance nation's top spy said keeping logs of U.S. citizens' phone calls is a preventive measure for discerning potential threats.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:41 -0500 of National Intelligence James Clapper J. Scott Applewhite/APVideo: Open Data and Fostering Citizen Advocacy third installment in our collaboration with Socrata's Open Data TV.Caitlin FairchildMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:48:04 -0500 Datawhitehoune/Shutterstock.comWhen IRS Tech Projects Start to Slip, Congress is the Last to Know few key tech projects at IRS are running over budget and behind schedule, and lawmakers are being left out of the loop, GAO said.Jack MooreMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:24:15 -0500 BriefingThe IRS building is seen in Washington. J. David Ake/AP File PhotoMeet FTC's Chief Geek Soltani is the new chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission—the tech industry's biggest privacy watchdog.Laura Ryan, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:05:58 -0500 BriefingFlickr user LunaWeb The White House Is Now a Great Stepping Stone for Cushy Tech Careers tech companies appear to be placing their bets on influential recruits rather than K Street.Alice Truong, QuartzMon, 02 Mar 2015 13:31:05 -0500 BriefingFormer White House press secretary Jay CarneyAP PhotoObama's 'Privacy Bill of Rights' Gets Bashed from All Sides proposal aims to give consumers more control over their own information, but privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:44:46 -0500 Court Authorizes NSA Mass Surveillance Through June Congress actsDustin Volz, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:11:59 -0500 Semansky/AP File PhotoFormer WH Deputy CIO Lands at Fortune 500 Medical Device Firm Johnson has served as deputy CIO in the White House’s Executive Office of the President since March 2012.Nextgov StaffMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:28:21 -0500 - Tech InsiderOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comHackers Cut In Line for Burning Man Tickets, Hack Back Against Lenovo and Scam Illinois Cops another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:45:14 -0500 scene from the 2014 Burning Man festival.Flickr user Gwen SchroederWhite House Cyber Force Has a $140,000 Opening cyber defenders are always on guard. Take that, China.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Feb 2015 17:28:12 -0500 Cam/Shutterstock.comGAO: Pentagon's IT Planning is Too Sluggish's third examination of the Defense Department's major IT programs found some projects spent an average of five years, two months and $452 million before establishing cost and schedules.Mohana RavindranathFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:24:57 -0500 C/Shutterstock.comIs FCC Becoming Too Politicized? the wake of the historic net-neutrality decision, an independent agency is more polarized than ever.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:34 -0500 BriefingPablo Martinez Monsivais/APSuits vs. Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultures a tense exchange between the NSA director and a Yahoo executive reveals the rift between D.C. and Silicon ValleyJustin Lynch, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:58:47 -0500 Security Agency director Mike Rogers speaks at Stanford University, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP