Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:59:04 -0500What a Privacy Activist Turned Top White House Adviser Thinks About Cybersecurityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/public-and-private-sides-white-house-cyber-director-ari-schwartz/99605/One-time civil liberties activist now forges compromises between government and industry on network security and surveillance activities.Aliya SternsteinThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:59:04 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/public-and-private-sides-white-house-cyber-director-ari-schwartz/99605/CybersecurityJeff ElkinsCIA’s Official Book Reviewer Unimpressed with Tomes on Snowdenhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/cias-official-book-reviewer-unimpressed-tomes-snowden/99587/The spy agency describes Glenn Greenwald’s recent book as full of “bitter ad hominem rationale.”Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:38:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/cias-official-book-reviewer-unimpressed-tomes-snowden/99587/DefenseJournalist Glenn Greenwald steps out of Terminal 4 after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, April 11, 2014, in New York. John Minchillo/APGovernment Tech Recruiting Still Overshadowed by HealthCare.gov Blunderhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/government-tech-recruiting-still-overshadowed-healthcaregov-blunder/99599/Democrats are concerned Todd Park’s recent grilling could hurt his efforts to recruit top tech talent.Jack MooreThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:15:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/government-tech-recruiting-still-overshadowed-healthcaregov-blunder/99599/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceTodd Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol HillJ. Scott Applewhite/APLawmaker Says NSA Should End Phone Spying On Its Ownhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/lawmaker-says-nsa-should-end-phone-spying-its-own/99593/Senate Republicans blocked a bill to restrict domestic surveillance. But Rep. Adam Schiff says the administration should act anyway.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:08:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/lawmaker-says-nsa-should-end-phone-spying-its-own/99593/Big DataRep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca.Cliff Owen/APYes, Your Pacemaker Can Get Hackedhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/11/yes-your-pacemaker-can-get-hacked/99581/Lapses in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation.Daniela Hernandez and Julie Appleby, The AtlanticThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:02:45 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/11/yes-your-pacemaker-can-get-hacked/99581/Healthkhuruzero/Shutterstock.com Developers, Want to Earn More Money? Learn Ruby on Railshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/developers-want-earn-more-money-learn-ruby-rails/99539/Though a language currently in high demand like Ruby might get you the best salary, it might not be the best way to make a career.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:49 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/developers-want-earn-more-money-learn-ruby-rails/99539/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceADE2013/Shutterstock.com Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Banhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/ted-cruzs-plan-internet-freedom-permanent-internet-tax-ban/99536/The legislation would hurt his home state’s bottom line.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:32:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/ted-cruzs-plan-internet-freedom-permanent-internet-tax-ban/99536/CIO BriefingSen. Ted Cruz, R-TexasTony Gutierrez/AP Parsing Rand Paul’s ‘No’ Vote on NSA Reformhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/parsing-rand-pauls-no-vote-nsa-reform/99533/The libertarian says his opposition to a Senate bill protected Americans’ privacy. Privacy advocates disagree.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:09:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/parsing-rand-pauls-no-vote-nsa-reform/99533/CybersecuritySen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.Carolyn Kaster/APTimeline: How the Postal Service Data Breach Went Downhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/timeline-how-postal-service-data-breach-went-down/99494/The timeline provides a fascinating look at how the federal government responds to cyber intrusions.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 18:23:54 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/timeline-how-postal-service-data-breach-went-down/99494/CybersecurityKen Wolter/Shutterstock.comHealthCare.gov Security Back in the Spotlighthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/healthcaregov-security-back-spotlight/99491/House Republicans say they remain concerned about the cybersecurity controls underpinning the online federal health exchange.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:14 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/healthcaregov-security-back-spotlight/99491/CybersecurityTodd Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington.J. Scott Applewhite/APHackers Possibly Copied Postal Employee Pay Recordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-possibly-copied-postal-employee-pay-records/99470/About 100 servers and computer workstations were breached in the September intrusion.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 14:53:33 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-possibly-copied-postal-employee-pay-records/99470/CybersecurityU.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta.David Goldman/AP File PhotoSenate Vote to Rein in NSA Spying Falls Shorthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/senate-vote-rein-nsa-spying-falls-short/99452/The defeat marks an abrupt setback for the post-Snowden movement to curb U.S. spying practices.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:47:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/senate-vote-rein-nsa-spying-falls-short/99452/Big DataBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comReport: Government Has Only 5 Years To Secure Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/report-government-has-only-5-years-secure-internet-things/99446/Water, power, health care and transportation systems have grown more dependent on IoT devices in recent years.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 11:33:54 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/report-government-has-only-5-years-secure-internet-things/99446/Cybersecuritymaxuser/Shutterstock.comWill Veterans' Data Ever Truly Be Secure?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/will-veterans-data-ever-truly-be-secure/99401/"Every day, industry is finding new ways that things can be exploited," VA CIO told Congress.Frank KonkelWed, 19 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/will-veterans-data-ever-truly-be-secure/99401/DefenseMember of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.J. Scott Applewhite/APPostal Service Says Cyber Official Retiringhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/postal-service-says-cyber-official-retiring/99395/Chuck McGann was a key player in the Postal Service's response to the recent cyber intrusion.Jack MooreTue, 18 Nov 2014 18:06:22 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/postal-service-says-cyber-official-retiring/99395/CybersecurityFlickr user tales of a wandering youkaiAre Federal Agencies Ready for Apple Pay?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/apple-pay-here-and-federal-agencies-need-be-ready/99365/In 2015, mobile payments will accelerate and constituents will expect federal agencies to support these alternative payment options.Nolan JonesTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:50:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/apple-pay-here-and-federal-agencies-need-be-ready/99365/MobileEddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif.Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoGovernmentwide Login Portal Connect.gov Unaffected by Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/connectgov-governmentwide-login-portal-unaffected-hack/99350/Breached Postal Service is weeks away from activating universal passwords for citizens.Aliya SternsteinTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:38:53 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/connectgov-governmentwide-login-portal-unaffected-hack/99350/CybersecurityRedshinestudio/Shutterstock.comWatchdog: VA Still Not Doing Enough to Address IT Vulnerabilities http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/watchdog-va-still-not-doing-enough-address-it-vulnerabilities/99335/VA information security weaknesses are again in the crosshairs of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.Frank KonkelTue, 18 Nov 2014 13:58:09 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/watchdog-va-still-not-doing-enough-address-it-vulnerabilities/99335/CybersecurityThe Phoenix VA Health Care Center.Ross D. Franklin/AP File Photo White House ‘Strongly Supports’ Bill to Curb NSA Phone-Spying http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/white-house-strongly-supports-bill-curb-nsa-phone-spying/99311/A key vote on the measure is looming.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 18 Nov 2014 12:40:39 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/white-house-strongly-supports-bill-curb-nsa-phone-spying/99311/CybersecurityPablo Martinez Monsivais/APIn the Workplace of the Future, Say Farewell to Your Deskhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/workplace-future-say-farewell-your-desk/99317/More people are working remotely now, creating workstation vacancies that irk those paying the rent.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 18 Nov 2014 12:24:02 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/workplace-future-say-farewell-your-desk/99317/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceNaphat Rojanarangsiman/Shutterstock.comIs Facebook Doomed?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/facebook-doomed/99314/The social network's future dominance is far from assured.Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticTue, 18 Nov 2014 11:53:30 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/facebook-doomed/99314/Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comIs State’s Reluctance to Disclose Hack a Double Standard?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/states-reluctance-disclose-hack-double-standard/99290/Agency is mum on what happened, as lawmakers demand details on an internal breach.Aliya SternsteinMon, 17 Nov 2014 20:02:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/states-reluctance-disclose-hack-double-standard/99290/CybersecurityMark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comWhy NSA Surveillance Threatens Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/why-nsa-surveillance-threatens-silicon-valley/99236/A new study finds a vast majority of Americans trust neither the government nor tech companies with their personal data.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticMon, 17 Nov 2014 16:23:30 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/why-nsa-surveillance-threatens-silicon-valley/99236/CybersecurityAn undated file photo made available by Google shows the campus-network room at a data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou, FileNASA Develops Biodegradable Drones http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/nasa-developing-biodegradable-drones/99239/This biodegradable vehicle, developed to protect sensitive ecosystems, invited a closer look at the positive uses of drone technology.Shirley Li, The AtlanticMon, 17 Nov 2014 16:15:50 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/nasa-developing-biodegradable-drones/99239/Emerging Tech marekuliasz/Shutterstock.comMore Cloud Data Breaches ‘Inevitable’ in 2015, Forrester Sayshttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/11/cloud-data-breaches-inevitable-2015-forrester-says/99257/The findings should raise eyebrows particularly for government customers, who put a premium on protecting sensitive information.Frank KonkelMon, 17 Nov 2014 16:07:49 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/11/cloud-data-breaches-inevitable-2015-forrester-says/99257/Cloudwk1003mike/Shutterstock.com