Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:50 -0400Government’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’ http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/governments-sustainability-efforts-present-big-data-opportunity/97844/A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.Frank KonkelThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/governments-sustainability-efforts-present-big-data-opportunity/97844/Emerging TechChones/Shutterstock.comWhite House Challenge: Make Our First 3-D Printed Christmas Ornamenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/You don’t even need a 3-D printer.Rebecca CarrollThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.Jacquelyn Martin/APVA Eyes New Medical Imaging Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:51:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/Defense - What's Brewinlendy16/Shutterstock.comRace is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competitionhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Health - Health ITAmanda Hsu/Shutterstock.comWhy an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemichttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/why-ebola-vaccine-may-not-stop-epidemic/97805/The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.Kate Thomas, QuartzThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:16:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/why-ebola-vaccine-may-not-stop-epidemic/97805/HealthProfessor Adrian Hill, Director leader of the trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine holds a vial of the vaccine in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.Steve Parsons/APAre the White House Hackers Gone?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/are-white-house-hackers-gone/97775/There's a possibility the unnamed attacker is still there.Aliya SternsteinThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/are-white-house-hackers-gone/97775/Cybersecuritykropic1/Shutterstock.comMegan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Codehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/megan-smith-thinks-every-child-should-be-able-code/97748/The U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes the key to innovation is early STEM education.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:01:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/megan-smith-thinks-every-child-should-be-able-code/97748/CIO BriefingFlickr user Joi ItoDefense Mobile Update: BlackBerry Still Dominateshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/defense-mobile-update-blackberry-still-dominates/97730/BlackBerry devices in use by the Defense Department total 85,000 -- 10 times the number of Apple and Android devices.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:52:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/defense-mobile-update-blackberry-still-dominates/97730/MobileA person tries out the BlackBerry 10.Mark Lennihan/APNSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hackinghttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97724/"Hacking back" may be illegal, Michael Rogers said. But his advice doesn't apply to the agency he heads.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 14:03:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97724/CybersecurityNSA Director Adm. Michael RogersLauren Victoria Burke/APBritish Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warranthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97694/Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97694/Big Data Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.comToday's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Flyhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Orbital Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades agoBob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Defense - What's BrewinThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUnmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginiahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-virginia/97691/The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to a stray boat encroaching into the rocket's safety range.Matt Berman and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-virginia/97691/Emerging TechThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUS Army Will Provide Wi-Fi for NGOs in the Fight Against Ebolahttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-army-will-provide-wi-fi-other-communications-ngos-fight-against-ebola/97709/The networks the Army is setting up in West Africa will support both military users and NGOs, such as Doctors without Borders.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-army-will-provide-wi-fi-other-communications-ngos-fight-against-ebola/97709/DefensePavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Disaster Managementhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/The Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.Robert A. Runge and Isabel RungeWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/News - Tech Insider A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoRepublicans Target Tech Official to Link Obama to HealthCare.gov Woeshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/republicans-target-tech-official-link-obama-healthcaregov-woes/97634/Todd Park formally subpoenaed to testify Nov. 19.Rebecca CarrollTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:09:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/republicans-target-tech-official-link-obama-healthcaregov-woes/97634/HealthTodd Park, former U.S. chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy testified before the House Oversight Committee, Nov. 13, 2013. J. Scott Applewhite/APHere Are Six Nearly Certified Cloud Services Waiting in the Wingshttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/here-are-six-nearly-certified-cloud-services-waiting-wings/97619/A new list of “RedRAMP Ready Systems” is meant to make it easier for agencies to comply with security controls.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/here-are-six-nearly-certified-cloud-services-waiting-wings/97619/CloudDenis Demidenko/Shutterstock.comA Whole Bunch of GPS Actionhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Two new GPS sets pack enhanced anti-jam features. The latest launch is this week.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Defense - What's BrewinA United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force Feb. 20, 2014, at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.U.S. Air Force600 Military Travelers Handed ‘Chip and PIN’ Hack-Resistant Credit Cardshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/600-military-travelers-handed-chip-and-pin-hack-resistant-credit-cards/97607/All Pentagon travel cards will be replaced with new tech by summer 2015.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:10:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/600-military-travelers-handed-chip-and-pin-hack-resistant-credit-cards/97607/CybersecurityValeri Potapova/Shutterstock.comTo Hack the Bureaucracy, 18F First Needs to Hack Hiringhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/10/hack-bureaucracy-18f-first-needs-hack-hiring/97595/The incubator has plans to grow bigger in the next year.Camille TuuttiTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:02:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/10/hack-bureaucracy-18f-first-needs-hack-hiring/97595/Newsvenimo/Shutterstock.comWatchdog: Pentagon Failed to Develop Blood IT Systems http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/watchdog-pentagon-failed-develop-blood-it-systems/97601/The $289 million system double counts blood inventory.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:32:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/watchdog-pentagon-failed-develop-blood-it-systems/97601/Health - Health ITSenior Airman Kendall Thomas, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Blood Trans-shipment Center laboratory technician, and Maj. Brian Dart, 379th MDG BTC chief, verify blood products before shipment.U.S. Air ForceThe Future of Wearable Technology Sounds Kind of Awfulhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/future-wearable-technology-sounds-kind-awful/97583/A new report out from the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers concludes that sooner or later wearable technology will catch on.Leo Mirani, QuartzTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:34:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/future-wearable-technology-sounds-kind-awful/97583/MobileThe Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Spain.Manu Fernandez/AP File PhotoThe Female Pioneers Who Changed STEM Foreverhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/female-pioneers-who-changed-stem-forever/97580/One was turned down from a job in a lab because she was “too pretty” and would be “a distracting influence.”Alexandra Ossola, The AtlanticTue, 28 Oct 2014 12:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/female-pioneers-who-changed-stem-forever/97580/HealthGertrude Elion and George Hitchings in 1948Wikimedia CommonsCyber E-Book Turns Spotlight on Threat Vectorshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nextgov-e-book-turns-spotlight-cyberthreats/97538/The “Emerging Threats: Assessing 2014 Attack Vectors” explores the threat landscape for five different areas.Nextgov StaffTue, 28 Oct 2014 04:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nextgov-e-book-turns-spotlight-cyberthreats/97538/CybersecurityEugene Sergeev/Shutterstock.comWhy Some Agencies Want a One-Size-Fits-All Policy for Mobile Deviceshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/need-federal-mobile-device-policy/97547/There are no uniform BYOD security requirements for tapping into the cloud.Aliya SternsteinMon, 27 Oct 2014 18:33:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/need-federal-mobile-device-policy/97547/CybersecurityGeorgejmclittle/Shutterstock.comAnyone Ever Done This Before? Patent Office Turns to Crowdsourcing http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/anyone-ever-done-patent-office-crowdsources-precedent/97499/What should the contract look like? PTO asks.Rebecca CarrollMon, 27 Oct 2014 16:16:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/anyone-ever-done-patent-office-crowdsources-precedent/97499/Emerging Techigor kisselev/Shutterstock.com