Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 04 Sep 2015 16:56:21 -0400Video: NASA Designed a Hedgehog Robot to Explore Comets and Asteroidshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-nasa-designed-hedgehog-robot-explore-comets-and-asteroids/120359/This adorable robot uses its wheels in a different way.Caitlin FairchildFri, 04 Sep 2015 16:56:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-nasa-designed-hedgehog-robot-explore-comets-and-asteroids/120359/Emerging TechWhile a Mars rover can't operate upside down, the Hedgehog robot can function regardless of which side lands up. NASADHS Delays Refugee DNA Tests Aimed at Stemming Human Traffickinghttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/dhs-delays-dna-tests-refugee-camps-aimed-stemming-human-trafficking/120356/The onsite, one-hour minilabs could help curb human trafficking, officials sayAliya SternsteinFri, 04 Sep 2015 16:06:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/dhs-delays-dna-tests-refugee-camps-aimed-stemming-human-trafficking/120356/DefenseCreations/Shutterstock.comNASA Is Working on Making a Tractor Beam out of Hoverboardshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-working-making-tractor-beam-out-hoverboards/120332/We're one step closer to making Star Wars a reality.Mike Murphy, QuartzFri, 04 Sep 2015 15:26:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-working-making-tractor-beam-out-hoverboards/120332/Emerging Techpio3/Shutterstock.comGeological Agency Wants to Know if Its Social Media Strategy is Workinghttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/usgs-wants-know-if-its-social-media-strategy-working/120329/The agency is looking for a social media analytics service.Mohana RavindranathFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:49:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/usgs-wants-know-if-its-social-media-strategy-working/120329/CIO BriefingLibrary of Congress’ Latest Tech Stumble: Copyright System Down for a Weekhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/copyright-offices-online-registration-system-goes-dark/120326/The online system used to electronically register copyrights has been out of commission for nearly a week.Hallie GoldenFri, 04 Sep 2015 14:36:59 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/copyright-offices-online-registration-system-goes-dark/120326/CIO BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comJustice Department to Require Warrants for Cell Phone Tracking Technologyhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/justice-department-require-warrants-cell-phone-tracking-technology/120320/The new policy does not apply to state and local police departments that have used cell-site simulators to track criminalsKaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 04 Sep 2015 13:52:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/justice-department-require-warrants-cell-phone-tracking-technology/120320/Mobilekenkistler/Shutterstock.comThe Subatomic Race to Harness Quantum Sciencehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/subatomic-race-harness-quantum-science/120281/U.S. and China are betting millions on the promise of this newish field, but the real-world potential remains a mystery.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneFri, 04 Sep 2015 12:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/subatomic-race-harness-quantum-science/120281/Emerging TechQuantum computing processor from the company D Wave, the Washington C16.D WaveTSA's 'Airport of the Future' Includes More Biometrics and 'Intelligence-Driven' Procedures http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/tsas-five-year-plan-creating-airport-future/120263/With an influx of 1.1 billion passengers over the next two decades, TSA technology and procedures will need to change.Hallie GoldenFri, 04 Sep 2015 09:59:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/tsas-five-year-plan-creating-airport-future/120263/Emerging TechAug. 11, 2015, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, TSA agents are surrounded by travelers in lines that snake around the airport.Elaine Thompson/APState Department Wants to Compile Cybersecurity 'Playbook'http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/state-department-wants-compile-cybersecurity-playbooks/120251/World-class industry expertise is needed for planning tactics to block and perhaps strike back at hackers.Aliya SternsteinThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:31:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/state-department-wants-compile-cybersecurity-playbooks/120251/CybersecurityGil C/Shutterstock.comVideo: What it's Like to Eat at a Restaurant Entirely Run by Computers http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-what-its-eat-restaurant-entirely-run-computers/120221/Fast-food is made even faster.Caitlin FairchildThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:30:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-what-its-eat-restaurant-entirely-run-computers/120221/Emerging TechCustomers get their food from one of Eatsa's cubbies.CNETGSA Ponders Slashing 2-Year Experience Requirement for IT Contractors http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/09/gsa-tries-make-contracting-easier-suppliers/120236/The agency is also considering eliminating a requirement for a spot on the Schedule 70 that potential contractors must have at least two years' corporate experience.Mohana RavindranathThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:25:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/09/gsa-tries-make-contracting-easier-suppliers/120236/NewsRena Schild/Shutterstock.comWhat Congress Can Learn from the Military About Cybersecurityhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/what-congress-can-learn-military-about-cybersecurity/120233/As it stands, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act won’t much improve information-sharing. Here's how to change that.Robert Knake, Defense OneThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:54:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/what-congress-can-learn-military-about-cybersecurity/120233/DefenseSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.Lauren Victoria Burke/APVA Official: New, Streamlined 'Vets.gov' Coming in Novemberhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/va-official-new-streamlined-vetsgov-coming-november/120224/The new hub is scheduled to go live on Veterans Day -- Nov. 11 -- of this year.Mohana RavindranathThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:08:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/va-official-new-streamlined-vetsgov-coming-november/120224/CIO BriefingVeterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP File PhotoHere’s What OPM Is Offering to Protect Hack Victims from Blackmailhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/heres-what-opm-offering-protect-hack-victims-blackmail/120176/Hint: It’s not $330 million worth of ID protection services.Aliya SternsteinThu, 03 Sep 2015 07:19:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/heres-what-opm-offering-protect-hack-victims-blackmail/120176/CybersecurityActing Director of OPM, Beth CobertGovernment ExecutiveVideo: Who Envisions a Future with Self-Driving Cars?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-who-envisions-future-self-driving-cars/120143/Not everyone is excited about a driverless future.Caitlin FairchildWed, 02 Sep 2015 16:33:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/video-who-envisions-future-self-driving-cars/120143/Emerging TechGoogle's new self-driving prototype car is presented during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.Tony Avelar/AP File PhotoTeams in NASA’s Latest Challenge Compete to Have Their Inventions Sent into Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-taking-its-competition-outer-space/120125/NASA has completed the first round of its first space-based competition.Hallie GoldenWed, 02 Sep 2015 16:12:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-taking-its-competition-outer-space/120125/Emerging TechNASAShould Government Use 'Dark Web' Data to Warn Industry about Planned Attacks? http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/should-government-use-dark-web-warn-industry/120086/Tipping your hand could be a really bad idea.Camille TuuttiWed, 02 Sep 2015 15:50:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/should-government-use-dark-web-warn-industry/120086/CybersecurityIsmagilov/Shutterstock.comNASA Creates New 'Self-Healing' Materialhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-creates-new-self-healing-material/120146/Hurtling through the endless void of space in a thin aluminum can as debris zips around in every direction may have just gotten a little safer.Mike Murphy, QuartzWed, 02 Sep 2015 15:37:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/nasa-creates-new-self-healing-material/120146/Emerging TechThe International Space StationNASARedesigning Government Work for the Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/redesigning-government-work-internet-things/120122/The proliferation of Internet-connected devices represents a new way of working.William D. Eggers, Max Meyers, and Claire NiechWed, 02 Sep 2015 14:21:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/redesigning-government-work-internet-things/120122/Emerging TechMacrovector/Shutterstock.comThis Might Be the Best New Drone to Buy for Beginnershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/might-be-best-new-drone-buy-beginners/120110/Safety first!Mike Murphy, QuartzWed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/09/might-be-best-new-drone-buy-beginners/120110/Emerging TechThe Snap DroneVantage Robotics‘The Meatball’ vs. ‘The Worm’: How NASA Brands Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/meatball-vs-worm-how-nasa-brands-space/120104/The space agency’s current symbol, a beloved signal of the agency’s storied past, wasn’t always so beloved.Megan Garber, The AtlanticWed, 02 Sep 2015 12:22:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/meatball-vs-worm-how-nasa-brands-space/120104/CIO BriefingEdwin Verin/Shutterstock.comGovernment Will Actually Spend $330 Million to Protect Victims of the OPM Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/government-will-actually-spend-330-million-protect-victims-opm-hack/120065/The initial $133 million contract award covers only one year of ID protection services.Jack MooreWed, 02 Sep 2015 09:14:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/government-will-actually-spend-330-million-protect-victims-opm-hack/120065/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.com5 Months after Detecting OPM Hack, Officials Begin Protecting 21.5 Million Victims At a Cost of $330 Millionhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/5-months-after-detecting-opm-hack-officials-begin-notifying-215-million-victims/120056/In 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/5-months-after-detecting-opm-hack-officials-begin-notifying-215-million-victims/120056/CybersecurityWASHINGTON, 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 Wayhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/qualcomm-beefs-security-hardware-level/120020/Say hello to hardware that keeps your phone safer.Caitlin FairchildTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:07:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/qualcomm-beefs-security-hardware-level/120020/Mobile ymgerman/Shutterstock.comWhite House Names Facebook Alum Its First Product Directorhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/white-house-names-facebook-alum-its-first-product-director/120017/America’s executive branch continues to build out its digital organization.Dan Frommer, QuartzTue, 01 Sep 2015 15:18:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/white-house-names-facebook-alum-its-first-product-director/120017/CIO BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.com