Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:13:28 -0400Tech Companies Dominate List of Most Valuable Brands and Google top the list for the third year in a row.Ashley Rodriguez, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:13:28 -0400 TechIMAGE DISTRIBUTED F, ... ]Ryan Emberley/Invision for Apple/APUltra-Fast Memory Chip That Uses Light to Store Information Could be a Game Changer big computing innovation relies on a throwback to the 1990's.Mike Murphy, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:00:00 -0400 DataThere it is, at about 1 micrometer across.Nature Photonics/Integrated all-photonic nonvolatile multi-level memory/Rios et al.EPA Wants to Tap the Crowd for Research Help builds on OSTP's “Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit," released last week.Mohana RavindranathMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:54:12 -0400 Briefingvenimo/Shutterstock.comVideo: NASA Scientists Fact-Check 'The Martian' the science fiction from the science fact.Caitlin FairchildMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:35:51 -0400 TechMatt Damon, star of "The Martian"Joel Ryan/Invision/APWhat Comes After Cybersecurity Awareness? recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nextgov will be shining the light on what’s being done in government to raise the cybersecurity awareness and the multitude of challenges federal agencies face.Camille TuuttiMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:35:38 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.comTesla’s New SUV Comes with 'Bioweapon Defense Mode''s a James Bond car designed for soccer moms.Adam Epstein, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:21:17 -0400 Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.Marcio Jose Sanchez/APWill the Next War Be Fought in Space? everyone agrees outer space should remain free of weapons. But will it always be that way?Jesse Coburn, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:05:17 -0400 would become of the International Space Station if there were weapons in orbit?NASA$460 Million CYBERCOM Contract Coming this Month; ‘Cyber Joint Munitions’ Help Wanted first job under the forthcoming contract to outsource all mission support involves a lot of digital munitions-making.Aliya SternsteinMon, 05 Oct 2015 07:10:33 -0400 Photo/Patrick Semansky, FileHackers Prey on Scottrade Clients, Penetrate Bank Lobbying Giant and Steal from T-Mobile Customers another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 05 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0400 Governance Key to Good FITARA Implementation“The idea of good governance is simple and pure -- but not often practiced,” U.S. CIO Tony Scott remarked recently.Darryn GrahamMon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400 - Tech InsiderFederal CIO Tony ScottSusan Walsh/APHouse Committee Mandates New DHS Cyber Strategy legislation comes two weeks after a watchdog report on the lack of coordination in the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity efforts.Jack MooreFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:37:50 -0400 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comWhat NASA’s Discovery of Liquid Water on Mars Really Means—in the Words of NASA Scientists agency's scientists reveal a more nuanced picture of the discovery.Akshat Rathi, QuartzFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:54:27 -0400 TechNASA/JPLFor Years, the Pentagon Hooked Everything to the Internet. Now, It’s a ‘Big, Big Problem’ Internet of Things is supposed to make life easier. For the Pentagon, the quintessential early adopter, it has made life much harder.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:51:37 -0400 Logghe/APNot Your Daddy's Dune Buggy: What We Can Expect From the Next Mars Rover vehicle will be similar to the Curiosity Rover -- but better.Caitlin FairchildFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:23:36 -0400 TechNASA's Curiosity Mars RoverNASACalifornia Lawmaker Wants New ‘Cyber Hygiene’ Standards from NIST, FTC act would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Homeland Security to develop a list of voluntary best practices to shore up cybersecurity in government and outside.Hallie GoldenFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:20:24 -0400 Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.Charles Dharapak/APDHS Gets Its Own Digital Services Team founding member of the U.S. Digital Service is leaving to stand up DHS' team, modeled after the White House version.Mohana RavindranathFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:15:52 -0400 BriefingMark J. Terrill/AP File PhotoReview: Finally, a Better Inkjet Printer? printers, the technology pretty much hit a plateau and remained stable for years. Until now.John Breeden IIFri, 02 Oct 2015 10:58:07 -0400 - Tech InsiderPhoto courtesy of John Breeden IIFederal Agencies Need to Demand Bigger Cyber Budgets unvarnished truth is that the government needs to spend a lot more on shoring up its defenses.Darren GuccioneFri, 02 Oct 2015 10:53:15 -0400 - Tech InsiderHermin/Shutterstock.comIBM’s Superfast, Powerful and Tiny Carbon Computer Chips Could Soon Be in All Our Devices could mean the end of the silicon computer chip.Mike Murphy, QuartzThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:30:01 -0400 TechAn IBM researcher observes different solutions of carbon nanotubes. Flickr user IBM ResearchWhite House Cybersecurity Official Steps Down more than two years at the White House, Ari Schwartz has left his post.Hallie GoldenThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:26:27 -0400 White House’s senior director for cybersecurity, Ari SchwartzHouse Oversight and Reform CommitteeFormer Intelligence Director: Law Enforcement Must 'Adapt' to Encryption McConnell, who has served as NSA Director and director of national intelligence, continues his new crusade for strong encryption.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:22:21 -0400 Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP File PhotoVideo: It Might Get Easier to Make Payments with Your Mobile Device free to leave your wallet at home.Caitlin FairchildThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:15:41 -0400 product expert demonstrates the Samsung Pay during a presentation, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Lincoln Center in New York.Mary Altaffer/APReport: Pentagon Made Fewer than Half of Recommended Cyber Fixes Last Year are still 136 unresolved recommendations, a new report summary says.Mohana RavindranathThu, 01 Oct 2015 16:04:57 -0400 Finally Begins Notifying Hacked Feds -- Via Snail Mail This Time letters will include a unique PIN the victim will need to register for the protectionsAliya SternsteinThu, 01 Oct 2015 14:45:51 -0400 Mark Van Scyoc/ShutterstockAmericans Love Technology—but They Want Their Privacy Back new poll shows people have mixed feelings about the growing reliance on digital data in daily life.Adrienne Green, The AtlanticThu, 01 Oct 2015 13:27:47 -0400 TechLa1n/