Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 25 Nov 2015 16:56:21 -0500Secret DHS Audit Could Prove Governmentwide Network Surveillance Isn’t Really Governmentwide intrusion-prevention system, named EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated, garnered both ridicule and praise following the OPM hack.Aliya SternsteinWed, 25 Nov 2015 16:56:21 -0500, USCIS' New Virtual Assistant, Can Soon Answer Your Visa Questions rudimentary, text-based version of more advanced virtual assistants such as Apple's Siri, Emma interprets typed questions and direct users to relevant parts of the USCIS website.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Nov 2015 16:22:53 -0500 Too Many DARPA Projects Enter 'Valley of Death,' Don't Progress's method of tracking "technology transition" is unreliable.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Nov 2015 15:29:59 -0500 Tech Africa Studio/Shutterstock.comFDA Crowdsourcing its Way to Precision Medicine. But What About Security? team at FDA is in the midst of launching PrecisionFDA, a cloud-based platform so researchers can work together.Hallie GoldenWed, 25 Nov 2015 13:23:25 -0500 - Health ITChinese, Others Hack Interior Data 19 Times incidents are unrelated to a previously disclosed assault on Interior networks connected to Office of Personnel Management systems, the agency says.Aliya Sternstein and Jack MooreTue, 24 Nov 2015 18:33:47 -0500 Dao/Shutterstock.comVideo: 9-Year-Old Cub Reporter Interviews NASA's Charles Bolden kid has big questions about NASA's future, including the space agency's space travel plans.Caitlin FairchildTue, 24 Nov 2015 16:38:39 -0500 TechNASA administrator Charles BoldenMichael Sohn/APEnergy Invests $125 million in Green Tech Projects before COP21 in Paris, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is emphasizing the department's commitment to "innovation."Mohana RavindranathTue, 24 Nov 2015 16:12:52 -0500 TechEnergy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks at a signing ceremony for a memorandum of agreement to establish the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Interior Department in Washington.Defense Agency Wants to Talk About Operations on Twitter Defense Media Activity wants a contractor who can think about ways to use social media to talk to the public about defense.Mohana RavindranathTue, 24 Nov 2015 16:00:07 -0500 TechIvelin Radkov/Shutterstock.comGetting a Drone for Christmas? You’ll Have to Register with FAA Eventually many as 1 million people could receive drones as gifts.Mike Murphy, QuartzTue, 24 Nov 2015 11:36:46 -0500 TechAlexander Kolomietz/Shutterstock.comIs Congress All Bark and No Bite on Encryption? critics of the tech industry aren’t quite sure how to guarantee government access to terrorist communications.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 24 Nov 2015 11:23:42 -0500 Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr talks with National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APNext Step in DOD-VA Health Records Sharing: Doctors’ Scribbles and Other ‘Unstructured’ Data of the most important aspects of DOD’s future electronic health records system is its ability to pull in and display unstructured data in raw text from electronic health records.Frank KonkelTue, 24 Nov 2015 10:49:48 -0500 Tech - Emerging TechOleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.comNew 'Playbook' Details What It's Like to Work with 18F comprehensive principles aim to make it easier for agencies to work alongside 18F when building innovative services.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Nov 2015 09:07:48 -0500 BriefingPureSolution/Shutterstock.comVideo: Improve Your iPhone Experience With These Widgets these and become an iOS "power user."Caitlin FairchildMon, 23 Nov 2015 15:54:01 -0500 Department Tech Chief Not Plugged Into Cybersecurity at Bureaus operators can plug in rogue devices to the department's network without the chief information officer's knowledge, a watchdog report found.Aliya SternsteinMon, 23 Nov 2015 15:46:52 -0500 C/Shutterstock.comNational Science Foundation, Agriculture Release CIO-Boosting FITARA Plans agencies must publicly post their plans by Dec. 31.Frank KonkelMon, 23 Nov 2015 15:17:30 -0500 BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comVA Rolls Out 'Innovators Networks' at 8 Sites new program aims to get employees to test out new ideas.Mohana RavindranathMon, 23 Nov 2015 13:58:30 -0500 TechYour Design/Shutterstock.comTeach Your Kid to Code with Minecraft lessons teach the basics of computer science, asking students to move Minecraft characters Alex or Steve through a blocky, Minecraft-like world.Kit Eaton, QuartzMon, 23 Nov 2015 13:04:16 -0500 TechPabkov/Shutterstock.comTornadoes Are Still Difficult to Predict. Supercomputers Can Help. the best forecasting tools can't predict monster twisters quickly enough.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticMon, 23 Nov 2015 12:38:39 -0500 Datasolarseven/Shutterstock.comHackers Stay 8 Months at Starwood Hotels, Spy on Kentucky Hospital; IT Worker Accidentally Doxxes 6M Georgia Residents another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 23 Nov 2015 10:27:41 -0500 man hails a taxi in front of the Westin New York hotel, a Starwood property.Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoVideo: The High-Powered Technology Inside a Racing Drone drone racing becomes more popular, the machines become more powerful.Caitlin FairchildFri, 20 Nov 2015 16:53:47 -0500 TechOne of the drones designed by the Drone Racing League.Youtube ScreenshotNew Pentagon Website Can Tell If You Were Hacked by China Nov. 17, "OPM Verify" is a public, self-confirmation tool for the 21.5 million victims of the Office of Personnel hack who have not yet received notification letters or need additional help.Aliya SternsteinFri, 20 Nov 2015 16:42:50 -0500 Dao/Shutterstock.comIG Report: OPM Still Struggles with IT Security IG report identified persistent security weaknesses.Mohana RavindranathFri, 20 Nov 2015 16:37:24 -0500 Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.comThe Crisis in Federal IT That’s Scarier Than Y2K Ever Was in federal IT are a potentially multibillion disaster years in the making.Jack MooreFri, 20 Nov 2015 15:40:50 -0500 BriefingFederal CIO Tony ScottSusan Walsh/APWatchdog: Critical Infrastructure Needs More Cyber Metrics sector-specific agencies still need to develop metrics to evaluate their critical infrastructure sectors' cybersecurity progress, GAO said.Hallie GoldenFri, 20 Nov 2015 14:44:11 -0500 Guest/Shutterstock.comPentagon Ready to Certify Health Records Interoperability with VA says it has surpassed congressional requirements for sharing data with VA.Frank KonkelFri, 20 Nov 2015 13:53:26 -0500 possible/