Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 22 May 2015 14:26:22 -0400House OKs Bill to Promote ‘Exascale’ Supercomputing bill would require the Energy Department to research supercomputing technology, especially for reducing power consumption.Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 14:26:22 -0400 TechThe Cray XT Jaguar features more than 224,000 processing cores, each with 2 gigabytes of local memory.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryWatch the Energy Secretary Test Drive a 3-D-Printed Car Moniz got behind the wheel of a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra.Caitlin FairchildFri, 22 May 2015 13:44:09 -0400 TechEnergy DepartmentBolstering CX in Government Makes 'Fundamental Business Sense' government has nowhere to go but up in terms of providing customer service on par with top private sector organizations.Frank KonkelFri, 22 May 2015 13:36:56 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comPentagon Kills $475M Cyber Contract solicitation would have outsourced support for cyberspying and network attacks against foreigners, as well as the defense of military networks.Aliya SternsteinFri, 22 May 2015 13:07:32 -0400 Wants To Know How Big Data Affects Small Business's common for large businesses to make data-driven decisions, according to the Small Business Administration. But can small businesses do the same?Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 13:00:30 -0400 Databloomua/Shutterstock.comWhat Would Happen if Patriot Act Section 215 Expires Snowden’s leaks revealed that NSA was interpreting the law to vacuum up millions of U.S. call records every day.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:58:25 -0400 rally at the U.S. Capitol to protest spying on Americans by the National Security Agency.J. Scott Applewhite/APFCC Prepares to Become the Internet's Privacy Cop providers will soon face new rules on how they can handle customer information.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:49:36 -0400 BriefingFederal Communications Commisison (FCC) Chairman Tom WheelerLauren Victoria Burke/APObama Admin: Senate Needs to Pass NSA Reform Now to Avoid National Security 'Uncertainty' the House out for Memorial Day, it’s up to the Senate to handle the coming expiration of key provisions of the Patriot Act.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:37:11 -0400 Scavenge CareFirst and Manipulate the Federal Reserve another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 22 May 2015 10:34:49 -0400 the USAJobs Revamp and Other Digital Summit Highlights programs tended to come at problems from a user-centric point of view.Frank KonkelThu, 21 May 2015 18:11:19 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechEdward Snowden: Rand Paul's 'Filibuster' Is a 'Sea Change' ex-spy answered Reddit users' questions about NSA reform Thursday.Emma Roller, National JournalThu, 21 May 2015 17:34:38 -0400 U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is in Moscow, is seen on a giant screen during a live video conference for an interview with Amnesty International.Charles Platiau/APJohn Boehner on NSA: The Senate Must Act, But 'We’ll Certainly Look at What They Do' House speaker's remarks on Thursday suggest his chamber hasn't written off a "clean" renewal of the Patriot Act.Matt Berman and Marina Koren, National JournalThu, 21 May 2015 17:29:07 -0400 of the House John Boehner, R-OhioSusan Walsh/APWatchdog Says Agencies Aren’t Tracking How Much They Spend on Smartphones federal government spends about $1.2 billion each year on circa 1.5 million mobile devices and services.Mohana RavindranathThu, 21 May 2015 16:40:05 -0400 Briefing Maxx-Studio/Shutterstock.comVideo: Apple Now Has New Location-Tracking Powers the tech company is improving upon GPS for its users.Caitlin FairchildThu, 21 May 2015 16:33:58 -0400 Apple Maps app is displayed on an Apple Watch during an event in San Francisco.Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoWhen It Comes to Protecting their Data, Americans Still Trust the Government More Than Facebook percent of Americans say they’re “very confident” records maintained by federal agencies will be kept private and secure.Hallie GoldenThu, 21 May 2015 13:26:59 -0400 Briefingantb/Shutterstock.comHuge Data Sets Are Changing How Humans Observe the Universe this data is creating a new class of astronomer, one who doesn’t have to gaze skyward to understand the heavens, but instead has to go no further than a laptop.John Wenz, The AtlanticThu, 21 May 2015 12:18:59 -0400 DataNASATeaching Federal Contracting Officers About Agile Could Net You $320,000 comes as GSA pushes for an agile blanket purchasing agreement.Mohana RavindranathThu, 21 May 2015 12:17:15 -0400 Briefingdjem/Shutterstock.comHere’s What the Senate is Planning to Do About NSA Spying majority leader is facing a choice between a bill he doesn’t like and a short-term extension he may not be able to get passed.Lauren Fox, National JournalThu, 21 May 2015 11:47:59 -0400 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comSpecial Operators Are Using Rapid DNA Readers a midnight SEAL raid on a terrorist compound? Positive DNA identification is just 90 minutes away.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneThu, 21 May 2015 10:49:17 -0400 Graphics/Shutterstock.com3-year Prison Sentence for Hacker Who Fraudulently Ordered $1M Worth of Agency Office Supplies Nigerian had faced up to 20 years in prison for phishing feds at EPA, the Census and other agencies.Aliya SternsteinWed, 20 May 2015 18:18:09 -0400 Official: Businesses Need to Take More Responsibility for Cybersecurity need for public-private collaboration on cybersecurity has been echoed by other cyber experts.Mohana RavindranathWed, 20 May 2015 16:48:05 -0400 Director Blasts Tech Companies Fighting for Encryption, Apple, Facebook and others are urging Obama to back strong encryption, but James Comey worries it will hamper law-enforcement access to critical data.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 20 May 2015 16:00:59 -0400 director James ComeyEvan Vucci/AP File PhotoApp Glitches Cost Agencies Millions of Dollars in Lost Productivity email to enterprise-resource planning systems, applications are often critical to keeping agency operations running along.Hallie GoldenWed, 20 May 2015 14:27:58 -0400 BriefingOvchinnkov Vladimir/Shutterstock.comHow NASA Space Exploration Technology Makes Big Difference in Small Business same tech that helps astronauts in space can assist in brewing a great cup of java.Caitlin FairchildWed, 20 May 2015 13:51:45 -0400 TechInside Compass Coffee in Washington, DCFlickr user Ted EytanObama Admin: NSA Spying Will Begin Shutting Down This Week Justice Department memo circulated Wednesday says lawmakers only have until Friday—not June 1—to resolve their standoff over NSA surveillance without risking an interruption to the program.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 20 May 2015 13:40:28 -0400 Data The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.Rick Bowmer/AP File Photo