Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 -0400Hackers Take on Amazon’s Twitch Gaming Service, Con Car Accident Victims and Cause ‘Deep Shido’ for Judo Club another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 -0400 College Team Wins International Cyber Policy Hackathon the end of a two-day cyber policy hackathon, the team from the University of Maryland University College was awarded the top prize for addressing a massive cyberattack on a fictional country.Hallie GoldenFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:15 -0400 Breached Slack’s Database Containing Users’ Contact Information and Passwords a result, the company said it was adding two-factor authentication, which offers an additional security layer when users log in, and enhanced controls for team administrators to terminate active sessions and reset passwords for the entire company.Alice Truong, QuartzFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:13:47 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.comMeet the Agencies: Modeling the Future at GSA has ensured its headquarters’ first major renovation since 1935 would serve as a model for federal offices everywhere.Patrick BoyntonFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:56 -0400 BriefingA view of GSA's renovated headquarters.GSAData-Centric Jobs Already Flourish in the Federal Government told, there are some 1.6 million government workers (including state and local) in positions where data is “central to the job,” according to a recent Commerce Department report.Jack MooreFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:29:49 -0400 Databloomua/Shutterstock.comDrop the ‘Magic’ Cloud Talk and 5 Other Steps to Cloud Migration Success CIOs and other tech officials need to clarify the conversations around cloud.Dan ChenokFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:53:20 -0400 - Tech Insidereverything possible/Shutterstock.comFBI Denies Intentionally Deleting Encryption Tips from Its Website“Points for creativity,” a spokesman said Thursday of reports that suggested otherwise., National JournalFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:23:29 -0400 Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crash say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.Aliya SternsteinThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400 workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015.Laurent Cipriani/APTech Alone Can’t Solve Government’s Customer Experience Clunkers, the biggest challenge to the government improving its customer experience still lies with people, not tech, experts say.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:33 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techvenimo/Shutterstock.comHouse Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fears Intelligence Committee unanimously passed its information-sharing bill Thursday.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:50:04 -0400 Kabakou/'You're Playing God with the Internet!' Republican Shouts at FCC Chief Louie Gohmert lashes out over net neutrality regulations.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:17:27 -0400 TechRep. Louie Gohmert, R-TexasCarolyn Kaster/AP File PhotoCyber Social Network Launches new website fusing elements of Facebook and LinkedIn aims to help cybersecurity workers hone their skills and employers get a bead on new talent.Hallie GoldenThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:12 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.com5 Tips for Data Management from Federal Leaders few federal data leaders shared their thoughts at a recent panel on financial regulation.Mohana RavindranathThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:29:32 -0400 DataHerrBullermann/Shutterstock.comHuddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest to Get FedRAMP Seal of Approval company's secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet FedRAMP security standards.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:49:24 -0400 Is About to Hit Bottom’s turnaround strategy -- focusing on software as its smartphone business has declined -- has not been pretty. But the worst may be here.Dan Frommer, QuartzThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0400's Executive Chairman and CEO John ChenManu Fernandez/APNASA’s Opportunity Rover Completes a Martian Marathon Mars probe is the first human-made vehicle to travel 26.2 miles on a non-Earth planet.Nicholas St. Fleur, The AtlanticThu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Tech A self-portrait that was taken by the NASA rover Opportunity weeks before its tenth landing anniversary on Mars. NASA/APHouse Advances Bill to Combat Cybertheft issue is a top priority for Obama, but Democrats worry the bill doesn’t do enough to protect private data.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400 Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.Chris Usher, CBS News/APThe Smartest Hackers in the Room (Hint: They're Not the Humans) $2 million “Cyber Grand Challenge” pits hacker-fighting software against malicious code programmed by Pentagon personnel.Aliya SternsteinWed, 25 Mar 2015 17:48:26 -0400 Sells Congress on Internet of Things a House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce meeting, lawmakers considered how the Internet of Things could move beyond consumer products.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:25:13 -0400 Techa-image/Shutterstock.comNew CIO Talks Federal IT Reform: Making FITARA Stick is Job No. 1 Tony Scott joined the administration last month, he’s been on a whirlwind tour, meeting CIOs and other agency officials, congressional backers of the law and outside groups to get their take on implementing IT reform.Jack MooreWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:10:04 -0400 BriefingFederal CIO Tony ScottBethesda AFCEAIdeas for the New White House Chief Digital Officer are six items for the new White House chief digital's officer's to-do list.Luke FretwellWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 -0400 - Tech House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislation House Intelligence Committee will introduce an information-sharing bill Tuesday, amid worries it may bolster NSA surveillanceDustin Volz, National JournalWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:09:26 -0400 Devin Nunes, R-Calif.Charles Dharapak/APSenate Passes Resolution for National Strategy on Internet of Things resolution commits the nation to incentivizing the development of the Internet of Things.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:49:28 -0400 TechSen. Deb Fisher, R- Neb.Nati Harnik/APWhite House Picks Former Twitter Exec as First Chief Digital Officer Goldman steps into the inaugural role at the White House, beginning April 6.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:54 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comDoes the Customer Know Best When it Comes to Federal Services? the implosion, the federal government learned the hard way the importance of customer experience.Frank KonkelTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:55 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user O'Reilly Conferences