Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 01 Apr 2015 18:12:11 -0400Commerce: Tell Us What You Want From Our Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/04/commerce-tell-us-what-you-want-our-data/109093/Crowdsourcing is a key part of Commerce's open data efforts.Frank KonkelWed, 01 Apr 2015 18:12:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/04/commerce-tell-us-what-you-want-our-data/109093/Big DataUncle Sam Might Be Even Less Innovative Than You Thoughthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/federal-government-less-innovative-5-years-ago-new-survey-says/109075/Only 32.7 percent of employees said they felt creativity and innovation were rewarded in their organization, new research found.Mohana RavindranathWed, 01 Apr 2015 18:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/federal-government-less-innovative-5-years-ago-new-survey-says/109075/CIO BriefingPeshkova/Shutterstock.comWhat NASA's 3-D-Printed Space Wrench Says About Government Innovation http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/might-be-time-stop-doubting-federal-technological-capabilities/109048/NASA’s success in on-demand manufacturing could pave the way for other federal agencies.Hallie GoldenWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:02:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/might-be-time-stop-doubting-federal-technological-capabilities/109048/Emerging TechInternational Space Station Expedition 42 Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore shows off a ratchet wrench made with a 3-D printer on the station.NASAThis Duck Drone Could Spy on Enemy Subshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/duck-drone-could-spy-enemy-subs/109051/But building a flying-and-swimming robot is harder than nature makes it look.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:35:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/04/duck-drone-could-spy-enemy-subs/109051/DefenseNaval Research LabHow Tech Giants Became a Leading Civil-Rights Voicehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/how-tech-giants-became-leading-civil-rights-voice/109060/In the tech industry, civil-rights activism is simultaneously considered a responsibility and just good business.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:26:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/how-tech-giants-became-leading-civil-rights-voice/109060/CIO BriefingApple CEO Tim CookEric Risberg/AP File PhotoWatchdog: Library of Congress Lacks a Digital Blueprint -- And Doesn't Know How Much It Spends on Technologyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/watchdog-library-congress-lacks-digital-blueprint/109030/A new watchdog report calls into question the Library of Congress' ability to keep up with the demands of the digital age.Jack MooreWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:56:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/04/watchdog-library-congress-lacks-digital-blueprint/109030/CIO Briefingf11photo/Shutterstock.comGoogle's Next-Gen Robots Could Have Personalities http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/googles-next-gen-robots-could-have-personalities/109009/Google’s patent details a cloud-based system where a personality could be downloaded to a robot, in the same way one might download an app.Mike Murphy, QuartzWed, 01 Apr 2015 11:22:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/04/googles-next-gen-robots-could-have-personalities/109009/Emerging TechThe Asimo Robot made by Honda is displayed at the New York International Auto Show.Seth Wenig/APThe Amazon Button Isn't an April Fools' Jokehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/04/amazon-button-isnt-april-fools-joke/109012/Designed to correlate with specific products around your house, it's basically a physical manifestation of the one-click-to-buy feature on Amazon's site.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 01 Apr 2015 11:09:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/04/amazon-button-isnt-april-fools-joke/109012/MobileThis goes way beyond an app.Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.comObama Declares Cyberattacks a 'National Emergencyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/obama-declares-cyberattacks-national-emergency/109003/A new executive order will allow the government to impose financial sanctions against those waging malicious cyberattacks.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 01 Apr 2015 10:39:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/04/obama-declares-cyberattacks-national-emergency/109003/CybersecurityJacquelyn Martin/AP18F Wants to Make More Dot-Govs Accessible to People with Disabilitieshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/18f-trying-make-federal-sites-better-disabled-users/108961/Many federal websites aren't designed for the visually and hearing impaired. 18F is trying to change that.Mohana RavindranathTue, 31 Mar 2015 18:40:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/18f-trying-make-federal-sites-better-disabled-users/108961/CIO BriefingShutter_M/Shutterstock.comClinton’s Email Excuse Doesn’t Add Uphttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/clintons-email-excuse-doesnt-add/108934/All it took was four released emails to poke major holes in Clinton’s email excuse that she didn't want to carry several devices.Frank KonkelTue, 31 Mar 2015 15:41:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/clintons-email-excuse-doesnt-add/108934/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPablo Martinez Monsivais/APInfographic: Manage the Surge in Unstructured Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/infographic-manage-surge-unstructured-data/108907/To figure out the best way to deal with the coming data surge, check out this infographic.Caitlin FairchildTue, 31 Mar 2015 14:46:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/infographic-manage-surge-unstructured-data/108907/Big Datavasabii/Shutterstock.comLost Your Green Card? Now You Can Replace it Onlinehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/lost-your-green-card-now-you-can-replace-it-online/108922/The advance was aided by a White House digital fix-it team, a squad that also saved Obamacare website HealthCare.gov.Aliya SternsteinTue, 31 Mar 2015 14:41:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/lost-your-green-card-now-you-can-replace-it-online/108922/DefenseLeena Robinson/Shutterstock.comTony Scott on USDS: Influx of New Tech Talent a Balancing Act for Agencieshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/tony-scott-usds-influx-new-tech-talent-balancing-act-agencies/108925/Making sure new digital teams are seamlessly integrated into agency operations has some officials fearing a potential culture clash.Jack MooreTue, 31 Mar 2015 14:38:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/tony-scott-usds-influx-new-tech-talent-balancing-act-agencies/108925/CIO BriefingFlickr user Bethesda AFCEABeing a Model Minority is a Double-Edged Sword in Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/being-model-minority-double-edged-sword-silicon-valley/108868/The tech industry's diversity problems continue.Jenn Fang, QuartzTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:24:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/being-model-minority-double-edged-sword-silicon-valley/108868/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEllen Pao leaves the Civic Center Courthouse during a lunch break in her trial in San Francisco.Eric Risberg/APPentagon Personnel Now Talking on 'NSA-Proof' Smartphoneshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/pentagon-personnel-are-talking-nsa-proof-smartphones/108820/The Defense Department has rolled out supersecret smartphones for work and maybe play, made by anti-government-surveillance firm Silent Circle,Aliya SternsteinMon, 30 Mar 2015 17:42:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/pentagon-personnel-are-talking-nsa-proof-smartphones/108820/CybersecuritySilicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.Eric Risberg/APGitHub Battles Its Largest-Ever DDoS Attack http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/github-faces-largest-ddos-attack-history/108796/The code repository is used by several federal groups, including the White House.Mohana RavindranathMon, 30 Mar 2015 17:03:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/github-faces-largest-ddos-attack-history/108796/Cybersecurityfotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comBYOD to the Pentagon? Pilot to Begin This Summerhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/byod-pentagon-pilot-begin-summer/108817/One of the government’s most risk-averse agencies is making plans for a BYOD pilot program this summer.Frank KonkelMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:52:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/byod-pentagon-pilot-begin-summer/108817/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user Michael BairdInfographic: What's Your Organization's Greatest Cyber Threat?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/infographic-whats-your-organizations-greatest-cyber-threat/108751/Find out if you should be more worried about malware or an insider threat.Caitlin FairchildMon, 30 Mar 2015 15:29:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/infographic-whats-your-organizations-greatest-cyber-threat/108751/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comSenate to Investigate White House Role in Google's Antitrust Victoryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/senate-investigate-white-house-role-googles-antitrust-victory/108775/FTC accidentally disclosed documents that are raising new questions about its decision not to sue Google in 2013.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 30 Mar 2015 14:39:36 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/senate-investigate-white-house-role-googles-antitrust-victory/108775/CIO BriefingSen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.Molly Riley/APRemember ‘Computerphobia?’ When People Feared PCshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/remember-computerphobia-when-people-feared-pcs/108766/When the machine became ubiquitous in homes across America, a new kind of anxiety captivated consumers.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticMon, 30 Mar 2015 13:50:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/remember-computerphobia-when-people-feared-pcs/108766/Emerging TechFlicke user Daniel Bagel Federal Agents Charged With Stealing Bitcoinhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/federal-agents-charged-stealing-bitcoin/108757/A former DEA official and a former Secret Service agent are accused of using Bitcoin to launder money during an investigation into Silk Road.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 30 Mar 2015 13:23:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/federal-agents-charged-stealing-bitcoin/108757/CybersecurityJulia Zakharova/Shutterstock.comCongressman Wants to Curb Copycat IT Systems at DHShttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/heres-how-reduce-it-duplication-dhs/108718/The DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act, introduced last week, would require the DHS chief information officer to report to Congress on plans for reducing duplicative IT systems.Hallie GoldenMon, 30 Mar 2015 13:12:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/heres-how-reduce-it-duplication-dhs/108718/CIO BriefingHouse Information Technology subcommittee Chairman Rep. Will Hurd, R-TexasPablo Martinez Monsivais/APWhy Cybersecurity Dollars Do Not Add Up At the Pentagonhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/why-cybersecurity-dollars-do-not-add-pentagon/108697/Cyber budget numbers are squishy, partly, because authority over the cyber mission is fragmented.Aliya SternsteinMon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/why-cybersecurity-dollars-do-not-add-pentagon/108697/CybersecurityTwo airmen in the Global Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance System Center at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo., on Sept. 2, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey). Hackers Take on Amazon’s Twitch Gaming Service, Con Car Accident Victims and Cause ‘Deep Shido’ for Judo Club http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-take-amazons-twitch-gaming-service-con-car-accident-victims-and-cause-deep-shido-judo-club/108688/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-take-amazons-twitch-gaming-service-con-car-accident-victims-and-cause-deep-shido-judo-club/108688/CybersecurityTony Gutierrez/AP File Photo