Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:45:14 -0500Hackers Cut In Line for Burning Man Tickets, Hack Back Against Lenovo and Scam Illinois Copshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-cut-line-burning-man-tickets-hack-back-against-lenovo-and-scam-illinois-cops/106350/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:45:14 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-cut-line-burning-man-tickets-hack-back-against-lenovo-and-scam-illinois-cops/106350/CybersecurityWhite House Cyber Force Has a $140,000 Openinghttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/white-house-cyber-force-has-140000-opening/106344/Our cyber defenders are always on guard. Take that, China.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Feb 2015 17:28:12 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/white-house-cyber-force-has-140000-opening/106344/CybersecurityOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comGAO: Pentagon's IT Planning is Too Sluggishhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/gao-report-pentagon-too-slow-planning-it-programs/106317/GAO's third examination of the Defense Department's major IT programs found some projects spent an average of five years, two months and $452 million before establishing cost and schedules.Mohana RavindranathFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:24:57 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/gao-report-pentagon-too-slow-planning-it-programs/106317/DefenseGil C/Shutterstock.comIs FCC Becoming Too Politicized?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/fcc-becoming-too-politicized/106326/In the wake of the historic net-neutrality decision, an independent agency is more polarized than ever.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:34 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/fcc-becoming-too-politicized/106326/CIO BriefingPablo Martinez Monsivais/APSuits vs. Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultureshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/suits-vs-hoodies-two-sybersecurity-cultures/106329/How a tense exchange between the NSA director and a Yahoo executive reveals the rift between D.C. and Silicon ValleyJustin Lynch, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:58:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/suits-vs-hoodies-two-sybersecurity-cultures/106329/CybersecurityNational Security Agency director Mike Rogers speaks at Stanford University, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.Marcio Jose Sanchez/APCar Keys and Nuclear Keys: Big Data and the Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/car-keys-and-nuclear-keys-big-data-and-internet-things/106299/It will be up to the federal government to stitch together massive amounts of data into a comprehensible “nation of things.”Patrick BoyntonFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:31:51 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/car-keys-and-nuclear-keys-big-data-and-internet-things/106299/Big Data a-image/Shutterstock.comIndustry’s Take on FITARA? ‘A Good Step Forward’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/industrys-take-fitara-its-good-step-forward/106275/Yet, fixing a procurement system designed to build warships to buy modern technology is an ask that CIOs will find more complex than any single piece of legislation can tackle.Frank KonkelFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:18:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/industrys-take-fitara-its-good-step-forward/106275/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFor agency CIOs, great power comes with great responsibility.Featureflash/Shutterstock.comAnthem Health Care Hack Snared Federal Employees Who Weren’t Anthem Customershttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/anthem-healthcare-hack-snared-federal-employees-who-werent-anthem-customers/106260/But who knows how many?Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02:38 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/anthem-healthcare-hack-snared-federal-employees-who-werent-anthem-customers/106260/CybersecurityMichael Conroy/APWill Fixing Va.gov be Digital Team's First Priority?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/public-still-not-satisfied-vagov/106230/Although overall e-government satisfaction improved, va.gov is still struggling, according to new research.Hallie GoldenThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/public-still-not-satisfied-vagov/106230/CIO BriefingIt’s Official—FCC Enacts Expansive Net-Neutrality Ruleshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/its-officialfcc-enacts-expansive-net-neutrality-rules/106242/Obama backed the controversial Internet regulations, but Congress and the courts will have their say.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:02:29 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/its-officialfcc-enacts-expansive-net-neutrality-rules/106242/CIO BriefingFCC Chairman Tom Wheeler joins hands with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn before the start of their open hearing and vote on Net Neutrality.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APFeds Dismiss Google's Fears Over FBI’s Hacking Powerhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106245/Google’s claim that the expansion of search warrant authority is a “monumental” constitutional threat is grounded in inaccuracies, the Justice Department said.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:40:25 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106245/CybersecurityAttorney General Eric HolderPablo Martinez Monsivais/AP File PhotoVideo: Open Data Transparency Is Just the Beginninghttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/video-open-data-transparency-just-beginning/106209/The second installment in our partnership with Socrata's Open Data TV.Caitlin FairchildThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:32:15 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/video-open-data-transparency-just-beginning/106209/Big DataMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comCIA’s New Big Data Hub Will be Hosted in the Cloudhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/cias-new-big-data-hub-will-be-hosted-cloud/106227/CIA Chief Information Officer Doug Wolfe confirmed Wednesday the intelligence agency will start using Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub platform by April.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:07 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/cias-new-big-data-hub-will-be-hosted-cloud/106227/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techagsandrew/Shutterstock.comWhat 'Cloud' Really Stands For? House Mulls Over Pentagon IT Programshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/house-mulls-over-pentagon-it-programs/106191/Acting Defense Department Terry Halvorsen urged lawmakers to prioritize efforts to update military IT, such the Joint Information Environment, a concept for a militarywide data sharing system.Mohana RavindranathThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:06:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/house-mulls-over-pentagon-it-programs/106191/DefenseDOD acting Chief Information Officer Terry HalvorsenUS Naval InstituteInfographic: Telework Savings Across the Countryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/infographic-telework-savings-across-country/106101/The less you commute, the more money you can save.Caitlin FairchildThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:54:49 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/infographic-telework-savings-across-country/106101/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekazoka/Shutterstock.comHow the Military Will Fight ISIS on the Dark Webhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/how-military-will-fight-isis-dark-web/106182/ISIS already is on the Dark Web raising money through Bitcoin. The military is on the Dark Web, too.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:09:15 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/how-military-will-fight-isis-dark-web/106182/DefenseTammy54/Shutterstock.comBig Data, Not Quick Data: Most Agencies Don’t Need Real-Time Analytics Yethttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/big-data-not-quick-data-most-agencies-dont-need-real-time-analytics/106053/At a recent data conference, technologists from the departments of Transportation and Health and Human Services explained why real-time data analysis doesn't make sense for every agency.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:30:45 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/02/big-data-not-quick-data-most-agencies-dont-need-real-time-analytics/106053/Big DataHerrBullermann/Shutterstock.comCyber Collaboration in Government Still a Work in Progresshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/cyber-collaboration-government-still-work-progress/106071/If the nation were forced to defend itself against a catastrophic cyberattack, Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon said there must be teamwork between federal agencies and the private sector.Hallie GoldenWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:12:09 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/cyber-collaboration-government-still-work-progress/106071/CybersecurityLt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commanding general of the Army Cyber Command.U.S. ArmyRepublicans Furious as FCC Chief Refuses to Testify on Net Neutralityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/republicans-furious-fcc-chief-refuses-testify-net-neutrality/106092/Net-neutrality advocates deride anger as the "latest episode of House Republicans' long-running IRS-Benghazi-death-panels clown show."Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:49:39 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/republicans-furious-fcc-chief-refuses-testify-net-neutrality/106092/CIO BriefingFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom WheelerJose Luis Magana/APAttention, CIOs: Start Planning for FITARA Nowhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/attention-cios-start-planning-fitara-now/106089/The Office of Management and Budget is still writing guidelines to more fully flesh out federal IT reform legislation.Jack MooreWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:42:33 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/attention-cios-start-planning-fitara-now/106089/CIO Briefingronfromyork/Shutterstock.comEconomists Say Robots Will Have Dire Effect on US Economyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/02/economists-say-robots-will-have-dire-effect-us-economy/106062/A new study explores various scenarios for an economy increasingly powered by robots, and none of them look great for human workers.Mike Murphy, QuartzWed, 25 Feb 2015 13:21:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/02/economists-say-robots-will-have-dire-effect-us-economy/106062/Emerging Techwellphoto/Shutterstock.comGoogle Playing Catch-up to Apple in Mobile Paymentshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/02/google-playing-catch-apple-mobile-payments/106065/Google’s relationship with the big U.S. wireless carriers is complicated.Alice Truong, QuartzWed, 25 Feb 2015 13:10:16 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/02/google-playing-catch-apple-mobile-payments/106065/MobileEric Risberg/AP File PhotoCSC Acquires Cloud Infrastructure Provider Autonomic Resourceshttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/02/csc-acquires-cloud-infrastructure-provider-autonomic-resources/106038/With the purchase, CSC becomes an instant player in the federal cloud market.Frank KonkelWed, 25 Feb 2015 09:59:43 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/02/csc-acquires-cloud-infrastructure-provider-autonomic-resources/106038/Cloudbloomua/Shutterstock.comIBM Tries to Sell Government on ‘Brain in a Box’ Technologyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/02/ibm-tries-sell-government-brain-box-technology/105975/The low-power technology was funded by a grant from DARPA.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:59:51 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/02/ibm-tries-sell-government-brain-box-technology/105975/Emerging Tech Robert Voight/Shutterstock.comThe Federal Government’s Technology Problem is Actually a Design Problemhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/federal-governments-technology-problem-actually-design-problem/105996/If you want to help federal tech, start with design, according to USDS consultant Dana Chisnell.Hallie GoldenWed, 25 Feb 2015 08:49:17 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/02/federal-governments-technology-problem-actually-design-problem/105996/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMarish/Shutterstock.com