Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:54:19 -0400How These 11 Geeks Will Make the Internet More Secure a year on from Heartbleed, what’s changed?Chris Stokel-Walker, QuartzFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:54:19 -0400 Shifteh Somee/Shutterstock.comThe Queen Is Now Tweeting 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 -0400 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 Jumping "RoBo," modeled after first dog Bo, should replace human agents.Aliya SternsteinThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:12 -0400 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? cyberattacks could do serious damage.Nextgov StaffThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:08:42 -0400 Companies Spend Big on Midterm Elections's campaign spending has grown fortyfold in the past eight years.Laura Ryan, National JournalThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:52:05 -0400 Techturtix/Shutterstock.comUS Turns to 3-D Printing for Key Technology Behind Rocket Launches 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 -0400 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?’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 -0400 Alert: Booz Allen Wins Cybersecurity Contract will provide support to Defense CIOBob BrewinThu, 23 Oct 2014 12:59:55 -0400 - What's BrewinChristopher Lane/APGSA’s Green Proving Grounds Wants Government to be on the Greening Edge 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 -0400 - Tech Insiderarosoft/Shutterstock.comCyber Policy Still Stuck in the ‘90s 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 -0400 - Cybersecurity ReportMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comHow the Government Spent $103 Billion in Just 2 Months those were just the contracts we know about.Rebecca CarrollWed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:17 -0400 BriefingAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comSo, How Do I Get Onto the VA eBenefits Site? system seems designed to frustrate Vietnam vets.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:09:45 -0400 - What's BrewinIraq war veteran Dave Walker uses his computer. Carolyn Kaster/APVA: Hackers Never Siphoned Data Out of Our Systems Affairs experiences 55,000 malware attacks a day, agency official says.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0400 to Work for Google? You Have Only a 0.2 Percent Chance of Getting Hired gets around 3 million applications a year now.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:23 -0400 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 On 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 -0400 Briefingfrank_peters/Shutterstock.comHow SpaceX Leapfrogged NASA and Became a Serious Space Company 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 -0400 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 Racket secret cellphone recordings are evidence in the case against a one-time California local police commander.Nextgov StaffWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:35 -0400 Ignatov/Shutterstock.comNOAA Considers Whether to Ax Employee Accused of Breaching Army Dam Files Xiafen Chen was arrested at work for supposedly stealing sensitive, restricted information on critical infrastructure.Aliya SternsteinTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:44 -0400 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? 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 -0400 - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.comA Snowden Journalist Is Going to Work for the Government Soltani will be the new chief technologist for the FTC.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:48 -0400 user Data DaysAn Ode to the White House Website, Circa 1995’s a site to behold.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:07:37 -0400 Briefing Vacclav/Shutterstock.comVA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functions new user interface includes patient “newsfeed."Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:19 -0400 - What's BrewinAndrei Orlov/Shutterstock.comIRS Agrees It Wastes Money on Software -- But Not That Much CTO disputes IG findings but agrees to manage licenses better.Rebecca CarrollTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:53 -0400 BriefingJ. David Ake/APHanford Waste Contractors Refuse to Cooperate with IG McCaskill slams stonewalling.Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:38 -0400 BriefingSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.Lauren Victoria Burke/APHere’s Everything a Hacker Can Learn About You from Coffee Shop Wi-Fi public networks, the barrier to your personal details is pretty darn low.Kabir Chibber, QuartzTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:23 -0400