Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 01 Sep 2015 20:15:07 -04005 Months after Detecting OPM Hack, Officials to Notify 21.5 Million Victims announcing an initial $133 million award to I.D. Experts for protection services, U.S. officials said they proceeded with caution to ensure they do not further inconvenience victims.Aliya SternsteinTue, 01 Sep 2015 20:15:07 -0400, DC - JUNE 6: Sign at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, DC on June 6, 2015. OPM manages the civil service of the federal government.Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.comHow This Wireless Company is Beefing up Mobile Security in a New Way hello to hardware that keeps your phone safer.Caitlin FairchildTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:07:30 -0400 ymgerman/Shutterstock.comWhite House Names Facebook Alum Its First Product Director’s executive branch continues to build out its digital organizationDan Frommer, QuartzTue, 01 Sep 2015 15:18:22 -0400 BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.comHere Are the 10 'Shadiest' Web Domains On the Internet't click on links ending in ".zip" or ".kim," a new study recommends.Mohana RavindranathTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:55:31 -0400 BriefingSurangaSL/Shutterstock.comFederal Agencies Vie for Spot at South by Southwest Tech Conference have been submitted by two intelligence agencies and smart-car experts from the Transportation Department.Jack MooreTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:35:30 -0400 Briefingf11photo/Shutterstock.comThe Warship of the Future: Lasers, Holograms and 3-D Printed Drones you thought the battleship era faded after World War II, just wait a few decades.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0400 rendering of the Startpoint T2050, aft view.Courtesy Photo StartpointStates Pass Drone Laws in Droves laws could potentially clash with future federal regulations.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 01 Sep 2015 13:28:38 -0400 fly at the Autel booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas.John Locher/APUsing a Computer or Mobile Device Could Shave Years Off Seniors’ Mental Age reason to not believe in the frequent claim that smartphones are making us dumb.Akshat Rathi, QuartzTue, 01 Sep 2015 12:43:26 -0400 wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comDHS Switches on Retooled Virtual Fence Along Arizona Border Patrol has been watching videos of potentially suspicious activity from sensor-studded towers for two weeks.Aliya SternsteinTue, 01 Sep 2015 07:24:58 -0400 this June 5, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent uses a headset and computer to conduct a long distance interview by video with a person arrested crossing the border in Texas, from a facility in San Diego.AP File Photo/Gregory BullWhat Can the Postal Service Learn from Uber? Office of the Inspector general suggested apps for mobile payment, and for scanning packages and paying for their pickup.Mohana RavindranathMon, 31 Aug 2015 17:48:45 -0400 Boldin/Shutterstock.comOMB, Treasury Hammer Out Final DATA Act Standards new data standards aim to make it easier for the public and good-government groups to track federal dollars.Jack MooreMon, 31 Aug 2015 17:47:42 -0400 BriefingMelpomene/Shutterstock.comThe 6 Key Ingredients of a Perfect Resume best resumes are those that communicate your skills and accomplishments in a clear, effective way. Quora, QuartzMon, 31 Aug 2015 16:00:00 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceFrameAngel/Shutterstock.comNASA’s Next Frontier: A Billion Miles Beyond Pluto's time for the next adventure.Marina Koren, The AtlanticMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:13:22 -0400 TechThis image of Pluto was taken from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, on July 13, 2015.NASAWhat Keeps Pentagon’s Top Robotics Expert Up at Night? It's not killer robots.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:07:17 -0400 Running Man from the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition proceeds to turn a valve in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge in Pomona, Calif.Alex Gallardo/APHurry! Last Call to Register for Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrow Prime takes place Sept. 9.Camille TuuttiMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:58:58 -0400 Citizenship and Immigration Services to Host Twitter ‘Office Hours’ officials hope to provide another avenue for customers to ask questions and receive real-time feedback.Frank KonkelMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:50:13 -0400 Tech - Emerging Tech Blan-k/Shutterstock.comHackers Breach Catholic Agency’s Security, Stalk 2-Year-Old Indiana Girl, and Access U. of R.I. Women’s Emails another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 31 Aug 2015 09:47:37 -0400 To Respond To a State-Sponsored Cyberattack murky nature of network warfare makes it hard to choose a response. Here are some ways to think about it.Tobias Feakin, Defense OneMon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400 Ian West walks in front of computer screens at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability technical center, at NATO's military headquarters.Yves Logghe/APBuzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars Within 25 Years first stepped foot on the moon in 1969. Maybe 70 years later, in 2039, humans will colonize Mars.Adam Epstein, QuartzSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400 TechApollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, speaks on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Steven Senne/APVideo: The Closest You Can Get to Space Without Leaving Earth the extreme cold of space can be found in Houston, Texas.Caitlin FairchildFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:11:00 -0400 Tech Looking out from inside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, located at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the test model of the James Webb Space Telescope's backplane is seen sliding in on the rails.NASA18F Awards 16 Firms Spots on Agile BPA is the result of a six-month effort by GSA's tech consulting group.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:18 -0400 BriefingGajus/Shutterstock.comCan US Cyber Nerve Center Hold Onto Its New Leaders?"Churn over there within DHS has been problematic," says departed official.Aliya SternsteinFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:58:51 -0400 Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Manuel Balce Ceneta/APPentagon Partners with Silicon Valley on 'Flexible Electronics' Defense Department plans to invest $171 million on the initiative.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:33:52 -0400 Secretary Ash CarterManuel Balce Ceneta/APFederal Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Mass-Surveillance Program bulk-collection program was reined in earlier this summer when Congress passed the USA Freedom Act.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:40:32 -0400 National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoGoogle Goes to Court in Europe’s bellicose response to Europe’s antitrust charges belie the uphill battle the search giant faces.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:35:14 -0400 DataGoogle Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt smiles during a meeting about the "right to be forgotten" in Madrid. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP File Photo