Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usMon, 05 Oct 2015 07:10:33 -0400$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 InsiderHouse 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/Shutterstock.comCIA Announces First ‘Digital’ Directorate digital office is the first new directorate in more than 50 years.Frank KonkelThu, 01 Oct 2015 13:18:32 -0400 BriefingCIA Director John BrennanPablo Martinez Monsivais/APCould We All Have Cyber Doppelgängers in the Future? idea of a world with "mind clones" may not seem so crazy after all.Camille TuuttiThu, 01 Oct 2015 11:15:26 -0400 TechTatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock.comJeh Johnson: 'Time Will Tell' Whether US Comes Under Chinese Cyberattack said he has recently met with senior Chinese officials to discuss pulling back cyber intrusions and cybercrime.Mohana RavindranathThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0400 BriefingHomeland Security Secretary Jeh JohnsonLauren Victoria Burke/AP File PhotoOSTP Releases Best Practices for Agencies Navigating the Crowd new toolkit includes a step-by-step guide, case studies and other resources to help agencies launch and manage crowdsourcing projects.Hallie GoldenThu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0400 BriefingThin line flat desi, ... ]Bloomua/Shutterstock.comFeds Call Cyber Information Sharing ‘Ineffective,’ Study Finds finding is one of several grim conclusions in an independently conducted study on the state of cybersecurity at all levels of government.Aliya SternsteinThu, 01 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400 DARPA's Cyber Strategy So Far Has Been 'Patch and Pray' needs to adopt commercial technology and re-purpose it for military use, Arati Prabhakar said.Mohana RavindranathWed, 30 Sep 2015 17:11:07 -0400 BriefingDARPA Director Arati PrabhakarDefense Department GSA Loses Customer Experience Champion Dorris spent nearly 34 years at GSA, including leading efforts to improve the federal government's customer experience.Frank KonkelWed, 30 Sep 2015 16:33:18 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechGSA