Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:24 -0400More Federal Employees Are Teleworking More Oftenhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/more-federal-employees-are-teleworking-more-often/97382/The uptick is slight but steady, survey of feds shows.Rebecca CarrollFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/more-federal-employees-are-teleworking-more-often/97382/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekazoka/Shutterstock.comHackers Seize Terminally Ill Newborn’s Tribute Page, Take From Staples’ Till and Avenge Snapchat Archivist http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-seize-terminally-ill-newborns-tribute-page-rob-staples-till-and-avenge-snapchat-archivist/97361/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:43:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-seize-terminally-ill-newborns-tribute-page-rob-staples-till-and-avenge-snapchat-archivist/97361/CybersecurityLynne Sladky/AP File PhotoGawkers at Two Hospitals Peek into Rob Ford’s Patient Recordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/gawkers-two-hospitals-peek-rob-fords-patient-records/97358/Cancer-stricken Toronto mayor says he hopes the premier investigates the privacy breach.Nextgov StaffFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:55:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/gawkers-two-hospitals-peek-rob-fords-patient-records/97358/CybersecurityToronto Mayor Rob FordChris Young/APBig Data Might Have Stopped Ebola in Its Trackshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/big-data-might-have-stopped-ebola-its-tracks/97337/Computational epidemiologists were among the those who foresaw the crisis to come.Caitlin Rivers, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/big-data-might-have-stopped-ebola-its-tracks/97337/Big DataA burial team in protective gear carry the body of woman suspected to have died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Abbas Dulleh/AP File Photo Geospatial Agency Goes Unclassified for Ebola Efforthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/geospatial-agency-goes-unclassified-ebola-effort/97352/The online Ebola tools the agency is offering NGOs provide much more dynamic capabilities than those previously deployed by the agency.Jack MooreFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:13:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/geospatial-agency-goes-unclassified-ebola-effort/97352/Emerging TechA child, center, stands underneath a signboard reading 'Police order quarantined home unauthorised should keep off' as a family home is placed under quarantine due to the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.Michael Duff/APHow These 11 Geeks Will Make the Internet More Securehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/how-these-11-geeks-will-make-internet-more-secure/97346/Half a year on from Heartbleed, what’s changed?Chris Stokel-Walker, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:54:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/how-these-11-geeks-will-make-internet-more-secure/97346/CybersecurityB. Shifteh Somee/Shutterstock.comThe Queen Is Now Tweeting http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/queen-now-tweeting/97343/The official account had been building up to the tweet throughout the day, highlighting the 88-year-old monarch’s past technological milestones.Sonali Kohli, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:48:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/queen-now-tweeting/97343/MobileQueen Elizabeth II sends her first Tweet during a visit to the Information Age Exhibition at the London Science Museum.AP Photo10 Crazy Devices the Secret Service Could Use to Put the Kibosh on Fence Jumpinghttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/10-devices-secret-service-needs-put-kibosh-fence-jumping/97280/Terminator-like "RoBo," modeled after first dog Bo, should replace human agents.Aliya SternsteinThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/10-devices-secret-service-needs-put-kibosh-fence-jumping/97280/Emerging TechA Secret Service police officer keeps an eye on visitors on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APInfographic: Are We Prepared for Major Cyberattacks?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/infographic-are-we-prepared-major-cyber-attacks/97265/Large-scale cyberattacks could do serious damage.Nextgov StaffThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:08:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/infographic-are-we-prepared-major-cyber-attacks/97265/Cybersecurityfotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comTech Companies Spend Big on Midterm Electionshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/tech-companies-spend-big-midterm-elections/97226/Google's campaign spending has grown fortyfold in the past eight years.Laura Ryan, National JournalThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:52:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/tech-companies-spend-big-midterm-elections/97226/Emerging Techturtix/Shutterstock.comUS Turns to 3-D Printing for Key Technology Behind Rocket Launcheshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-turns-3-d-printing-key-technology-behind-rocket-launches/97229/The Pentagon could field an alternative to the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine faster, but the technology is unproven.Marcus Weisgerber, Defense OneThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:47:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-turns-3-d-printing-key-technology-behind-rocket-launches/97229/DefenseA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Terry Renna/APWill This Google App Really Reinvent Email?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/will-google-app-really-reinvent-email/97235/Google’s Inbox is not an email app. It is a personal assistant, a tool for reminders, and a way to quickly scan incoming information all in one.Leo Mirani, QuartzThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:43:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/will-google-app-really-reinvent-email/97235/Mobilebloomua/Shutterstock.comIrony Alert: Booz Allen Wins Cybersecurity Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/irony-alert-booz-allen-wins-cybersecurity-contract/97238/Company will provide support to Defense CIOBob BrewinThu, 23 Oct 2014 12:59:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/irony-alert-booz-allen-wins-cybersecurity-contract/97238/Defense - What's BrewinChristopher Lane/APGSA’s Green Proving Grounds Wants Government to be on the Greening Edgehttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/gsas-green-proving-grounds-wants-government-be-greening-edge/97211/The next smart light bulb or building design could wind up in the Green Proving Grounds program first.Frank KonkelThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:36:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/gsas-green-proving-grounds-wants-government-be-greening-edge/97211/News - Tech Insiderarosoft/Shutterstock.comCyber Policy Still Stuck in the ‘90shttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-report/2014/10/cyber-policy-still-stuck-90s/97184/In the nearly 20 years since the first cyber policy discussions, technology has changed tremendously. The debate hasn’t caught up yet.Jessica Herrera-Flanigan Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:43:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-report/2014/10/cyber-policy-still-stuck-90s/97184/Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity ReportMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comHow the Government Spent $103 Billion in Just 2 Monthshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/how-government-spent-103-billion-just-2-months/97151/And those were just the contracts we know about.Rebecca CarrollWed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/how-government-spent-103-billion-just-2-months/97151/CIO BriefingAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comSo, How Do I Get Onto the VA eBenefits Site?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/so-how-do-i-get-va-ebenefits-site/97166/The system seems designed to frustrate Vietnam vets.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:09:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/so-how-do-i-get-va-ebenefits-site/97166/Defense - What's BrewinIraq war veteran Dave Walker uses his computer. Carolyn Kaster/APVA: Hackers Never Siphoned Data Out of Our Systemshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/va-hackers-never-siphoned-data-out-its-systems/97142/Veterans Affairs experiences 55,000 malware attacks a day, agency official says.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/va-hackers-never-siphoned-data-out-its-systems/97142/Cybersecurityjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comWant to Work for Google? You Have Only a 0.2 Percent Chance of Getting Hiredhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/want-work-google-you-have-only-02-percent-chance-getting-hired/97133/Google gets around 3 million applications a year now.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/want-work-google-you-have-only-02-percent-chance-getting-hired/97133/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceA view of the Google France office.Jacques Brinon/AP File PhotoCongress Wants to Probe the Internet of Things. Here’s What It Should Focus Onhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/congress-wants-probe-internet-things-heres-what-it-should-focus/97127/A bipartisan contingent of senators have requested a “general oversight” hearing on the Internet of Things by year’s end.Jack MooreWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/congress-wants-probe-internet-things-heres-what-it-should-focus/97127/CIO Briefingfrank_peters/Shutterstock.comHow SpaceX Leapfrogged NASA and Became a Serious Space Companyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/how-spacex-leapfrogged-nasa-and-became-serious-space-company/96995/SpaceX has a chance at beating the aerospace giant Boeing to be the first private company to fly humans into orbit.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/how-spacex-leapfrogged-nasa-and-became-serious-space-company/96995/Emerging TechElon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, walks down the steps while introducing the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship.Jae C. Hong/APEx-Wife of Former Cop Allegedly Used Mobile Spyware for ID Fraud Rackethttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ex-wife-former-cop-allegedly-used-mobile-spyware-id-fraud-racket/97097/Her secret cellphone recordings are evidence in the case against a one-time California local police commander.Nextgov StaffWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ex-wife-former-cop-allegedly-used-mobile-spyware-id-fraud-racket/97097/CybersecurityPavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.comNOAA Considers Whether to Ax Employee Accused of Breaching Army Dam Fileshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/noaa-considers-whether-axe-employee-accused-breaching-army-dam-files/97094/Hydrologist Xiafen Chen was arrested at work for supposedly stealing sensitive, restricted information on critical infrastructure.Aliya SternsteinTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/noaa-considers-whether-axe-employee-accused-breaching-army-dam-files/97094/CybersecurityA view of the recently completed Portugues Dam. The dam, located near Ponce, Puerto Rico, is designed to reduce the impacts of flooding along the Portugues River.US ArmyCan the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together? http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/The full promise of the DATA Act won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Jennifer BelissentTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/News - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.comA Snowden Journalist Is Going to Work for the Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/snowden-journalist-going-work-government/97037/Ashkan Soltani will be the new chief technologist for the FTC.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/snowden-journalist-going-work-government/97037/DefenseFlickr user Data Days