Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:33 -0400Sen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Reporthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/DefenseSen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence CommitteeJ. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoCiting Anthrax and Smallpox Scares, White House Tells Federal Labs to Take Stockhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/Biosecurity memo urges "safety stand-down."Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/HealthA laboratory at the federal Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDavid Goldman/APOh No: Obama Once Again Talks About ‘Sacred Trust’ with Vets http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/The president has used the line repeatedly since 2007 -- but to what effect?Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/Defense - What's BrewinCharles Dharapak/APDefense Misses Original Deadline to Deploy Joint Health Record Viewer http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-misses-original-deadline-deploy-joint-health-record-viewer/92666/The joint viewer has been touted by the White House as a way to improve service member and veteran care.Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:10:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-misses-original-deadline-deploy-joint-health-record-viewer/92666/Defenseeverything possible/Shutterstock.comIt's Official: White House CTO Todd Park Leaves Post to Recruit Tech Talent from Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/Todd Park stepping down from chief technology officer job.Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:44:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/CIO BriefingTodd Park, U.S. chief technology officer Labor DepartmentInfographic: Big Data, Where Does it Come From?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/The key sources for the information delugeCaitlin FairchildThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:26:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/Big DataBloom Design/Shutterstock.comIs Your Agency Ready to Start ‘Storyboarding?’http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/It's the latest buzzword humming through agencies.Winston ChangThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/CIO BriefingNathan Crow, Creative Director at RPA: Rubin Postaer and Associates, an advertisement agency, checks a story board for a Superbowl ad. Nick Ut/AP What Does a Texas Megachurch Have to Say About Drones? http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/One pastor is using drones as a metaphor.Michael Silverberg, QuartzThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:20:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/DefenseAn unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP File PhotoWhy People Don't Like to Talk About Government Surveillance on Social Mediahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/why-people-dont-talk-about-government-surveillance-social-media/92645/In a recent survey only 42 percent of Facebook and Twitter users were willing to post about it.Shirley Li, The WireThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:50:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/why-people-dont-talk-about-government-surveillance-social-media/92645/Emerging Tech Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comRussian Government Might Be Behind New JPMorgan Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/russian-government-might-be-behind-new-jpmorgan-hack/92624/Infiltration might be a response to U.S. sanctions against Russian banks.Nextgov StaffThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/russian-government-might-be-behind-new-jpmorgan-hack/92624/CybersecurityPeople stand in the lobby of JPMorgan's headquarters in New York.Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoPatent Office Telework Scandal Not Really About Teleworkhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/patent-office-telework-abuses-not-really-telework-abuses/92582/Mobile work advocates say the controversy is evidence of a management breakdown.Rebecca CarrollWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:58:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/patent-office-telework-abuses-not-really-telework-abuses/92582/CIO BriefingThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seen in Alexandria, Va.Alex Brandon/APDHS Official: Create a Governmentwide Seal of Approval for Appshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/08/dhs-official-create-governmentwide-seal-approval-apps/92564/Gmail and other mobile tools would undergo uniform screening, similar to the FedRAMP cloud certification program.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:21:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/08/dhs-official-create-governmentwide-seal-approval-apps/92564/MobileOleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.comUK Prisons Issued Encrypted Drives to Stop Leaks But Had No Luckhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/uk-prisons-issued-encrypted-drives-stop-leaks-had-no-luck/92594/Turns out, disk encryption wasn't turned on.Nextgov Staff, Government ExecutiveWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:15:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/uk-prisons-issued-encrypted-drives-stop-leaks-had-no-luck/92594/CybersecurityStaff strike outside the main gate of the Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London.Lefteris Pitarakis/AP File PhotoChanging Memories to Treat PTSDhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/changing-memories-treat-ptsd/92585/A controversial area of brain research suggests it may be possible—but is it ethical?Cari Romm, The AtlanticWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:56:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/changing-memories-treat-ptsd/92585/HealthFlickr user A Health BlogBeware the Risks of Government Data Center Consolidation http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/beware-risks-government-data-center-consolidation/92513/Federal data center consolidation has its share of benefits -- and challenges.Rick StevensonWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:52:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/beware-risks-government-data-center-consolidation/92513/CIO BriefingOleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.comFormer HHS Cybersecurity Head Guilty of Child Porn Chargeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/former-hhs-cybersecurity-head-guilty-child-porn-charges/92504/Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for HHS was one of 20 site users discovered after the F.B.I.'s division in Omaha, Nebraska began investigating the site's creator.Arit John, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:46:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/former-hhs-cybersecurity-head-guilty-child-porn-charges/92504/Cybersecuritybikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comTwo Explosive Reminders That the US and China Are in a Hypersonic Arms Racehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/two-explosive-reminders-us-and-china-are-hypersonic-arms-race/92510/The test of a rocket-powered glider called the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon failed when US Army engineers ordered it to self-destruct after its launch went wrong.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:37:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/two-explosive-reminders-us-and-china-are-hypersonic-arms-race/92510/DefenseThe X-51 Hypersonic's final flightU.S. Air ForcePolice Allegedly Vetted Dates Using Law Enforcement Databasehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/police-allegedly-vet-dates-using-law-enforcement-database/92474/While working at an investigations bureau in California, cops visited dating websites Tinder, eHarmony and Match.com.Aliya SternsteinTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/police-allegedly-vet-dates-using-law-enforcement-database/92474/Cybersecurityveralub/Shutterstock.comThousands of Weather Satellite Bugs Won’t Be Fixed For Yearshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/tens-thousands-weather-satellite-bugs-wont-be-fixed-years/92465/IG slams Raytheon and NOAA for failing to fix security holes on ground control system.Aliya SternsteinTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:10:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/tens-thousands-weather-satellite-bugs-wont-be-fixed-years/92465/CybersecurityThe Joint Polar Satellite SystemNOAAWhich US Company Will Help the Government Send Americans to Space?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/which-us-company-will-help-government-send-americans-space/92459/A different kind of space race is coming to an end.Marina Koren, National JournalTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:32:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/which-us-company-will-help-government-send-americans-space/92459/Emerging TechVadim Sadovski/Shutterstock.com6 Charts That Show Why Utilities, Businesses are Concerned About Cyberhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/cybersecurity-charts/92336/Survey finds organizations are simply not prepared to deal with advanced cyber threatsCaitlin FairchildTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:16:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/cybersecurity-charts/92336/Cybersecuritywinui/Shutterstock.comUnder Further Scrutiny, Obamacare Website Gets CEOhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/obamacare-website-gets-ceo-more-scrutiny/92438/Twenty HealthCare.gov-related contracts cost more than estimated, while the cost of seven more than doubled.Rebecca CarrollTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:42:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/obamacare-website-gets-ceo-more-scrutiny/92438/HealthSylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS secretaryJ. Scott Applewhite/APPentagon Accepts Bids on Long-Awaited Health Records Contract http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-accepting-bids-long-awaited-health-records-contract/92423/The solicitation is the first step in what could be an $11 billion effort over the next decade to modernize the Pentagon's health records system.Frank KonkelTue, 26 Aug 2014 12:14:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/pentagon-accepting-bids-long-awaited-health-records-contract/92423/DefenseArmy Maj. (Dr.) Tim Cheslock examines a patient and fellow soldier at the primary care New Kabul Compound clinic in Afghanistan.U.S. ArmyVA to Kick Off Hunt For New Patient Scheduling System Next Monthhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/va-kick-hunt-new-patient-scheduling-system-next-month/92402/By the end of September, VA plans to issue a solicitation for a new system to manage the scheduling of veterans’ medical appointments.Jack MooreTue, 26 Aug 2014 11:36:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/va-kick-hunt-new-patient-scheduling-system-next-month/92402/DefenseThree statues portraying a wounded soldier being helped, stand on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.Jim Mone/APMillions of Weather Records Pose Big Data Challenge for Scientistshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/quest-scan-millions-weather-records/92414/Scientists are embarking on data rescue missions all over the world to find and digitize old climate information.Rose Eveleth, The AtlanticTue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/quest-scan-millions-weather-records/92414/Big DataHarvepino/Shutterstock.com