Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:22:03 -0400Tangled Up in FOIA Requests, Agencies Turn to Technology http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/tangled-foia-requests-agencies-turn-technology/95492/Think user experience to simplify back-end processes.Rebecca CarrollTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:22:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/tangled-foia-requests-agencies-turn-technology/95492/CIO Briefingjdwfoto/Shutterstock.comVeterans Benefits Administration Gets New Communications Chiefhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/veterans-benefits-administration-gets-new-communications-chief/95495/Seasoned public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/veterans-benefits-administration-gets-new-communications-chief/95495/Defense - What's BrewinThe Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.Charles Dharapak/APVA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded by 2017, Not 2020http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/va-cio-scheduling-system-software-will-be-fielded-2017-not-2020/95483/The department says a chart depicting a full rollout not until 2020 was outdated and it's committed to a two-year rollout.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/va-cio-scheduling-system-software-will-be-fielded-2017-not-2020/95483/DefenseThe Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix.Matt York/APPorn Purveyor Serves up Nude Celeb Photos and Lookalikes on Hacked Siteshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/porn-purveyor-serves-nude-celeb-photos-and-lookalikes-hacked-sites/95477/Some of the compromised Web pages belong to schools and church groups.Nextgov StaffTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:29:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/porn-purveyor-serves-nude-celeb-photos-and-lookalikes-hacked-sites/95477/CybersecurityActress Jennifer LawrenceArthur Mola/Invision/APGovernment, the Last Great Technology Skeptichttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/09/congress-basically-still-your-grandparents-when-it-comes-internet/95468/Aversion to technology remains an issue in all branches of government.Camille TuuttiTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:21:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/09/congress-basically-still-your-grandparents-when-it-comes-internet/95468/News - Tech InsiderBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comDoes the Intelligence Community Really Get Hadoop?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/does-intelligence-community-really-get-hadoop/95465/Intelligence experts say the government needs to hire more data scientists to keep up with the big-data savvy private sector.Jack MooreTue, 30 Sep 2014 14:39:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/does-intelligence-community-really-get-hadoop/95465/Big Databloomua/Shutterstock.comNOAA Taps New Head for Satellite Programshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/noaa-taps-new-head-satellite-programs/95453/Chief among new NOAA satellite guru’s priorities will be overseeing two new programs worth a collective $20 billionFrank KonkelTue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/noaa-taps-new-head-satellite-programs/95453/Emerging TechNOAA's GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument arrives at Lockheed Martin’s Littleton, Colorado facility.NOAAContractors, Expect 72-hour Rule for Disclosing Corporate Hackshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/contractors-expect-72-hour-rule-disclosing-corporate-hacks/95399/The military requires breaches of company systems holding technical data be reported within three days – and so might the rest of the government.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Sep 2014 22:11:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/contractors-expect-72-hour-rule-disclosing-corporate-hacks/95399/CybersecurityJeff Wasserman/Shutterstock.comWhat We Know About Coming DATA Act Standardshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/what-we-know-about-coming-data-act-standards/95393/The pile of data needed to track federal spending is an unwieldy, nonuniform mess.Rebecca CarrollMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:33:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/what-we-know-about-coming-data-act-standards/95393/Big DataGenialbaron/Shutterstock.comFewer Cyber Pros, More Cyber Problemshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/fewer-cyber-pros-more-cyber-problems/95375/The U.S. government does not have an adequate workforce to address the government’s growing and critical cybersecurity needs.Jeffrey AitMon, 29 Sep 2014 17:12:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/fewer-cyber-pros-more-cyber-problems/95375/CybersecurityRawpixel/Shutterstock.comNo More Selfie Elbow? Drones Could Soon Be Snapping Your Self Portraitshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/no-more-selfie-elbow-drones-could-soon-be-snapping-your-self-portraits/95360/This device, now in development, introduces a new way to use drones.Sonali Kohli, QuartzMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:43:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/no-more-selfie-elbow-drones-could-soon-be-snapping-your-self-portraits/95360/MobileA man takes a selfie with the White House in Washington, DC.Carolyn Kaster/APWhy This Tech Giant is Impressed with the International Ebola Responsehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/why-tech-giant-impressed-international-ebola-response/95366/Here’s at least one person who thinks the world is doing a good job.Sophie Novack, National JournalMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/why-tech-giant-impressed-international-ebola-response/95366/HealthSusan Walsh/APMAP: Just How Big is the World’s Largest Marine Reserve?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/map-marine-reserve-pacific-ocean-obama/95327/From Esri, the map illustrates the expansion of protected areas in the Pacific Ocean.Caitlin Fairchild and Jack MooreMon, 29 Sep 2014 15:56:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/map-marine-reserve-pacific-ocean-obama/95327/Big DataJohn A. Anderson/Shutterstock.comHush-hush Data Firm Palantir Snags ICE Case-Tracking Dealhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/hush-hush-data-firm-palantir-snags-ice-case-tracking-deal/95333/The deal is part of an $818 million program to replace a 1980s-era watch-list system.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/hush-hush-data-firm-palantir-snags-ice-case-tracking-deal/95333/Big DataIn this March 30, 2012 photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents take a suspect into custody.Gregory Bull/AP File PhotoWhen Everything Works Like Your Cell Phonehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/when-everything-works-your-cell-phone/95315/When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.Alexis Madrigal and Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticMon, 29 Sep 2014 12:25:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/when-everything-works-your-cell-phone/95315/MobileEllagrin/Shutterstock.comHackers Zero In on Subs, Steal Kentucky Patient Data and Foul Web Developer Site http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-zero-subs-steal-kentucky-patients-and-foul-web-developer-site/95252/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 26 Sep 2014 20:44:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-zero-subs-steal-kentucky-patients-and-foul-web-developer-site/95252/CybersecurityFlickr user Matthew C. WrightNo New VA Patient Schedule System Until 2020 (UPDATED)http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/no-new-va-patient-schedule-system-until-2020/95258/VA aims to roll out new software to first 300 users in 2016.Bob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:31:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/no-new-va-patient-schedule-system-until-2020/95258/Defense - What's BrewinA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center.David Goldman/AP File PhotoForget Supersonic Jets. The Military Needs an Odometer for Computer Chips.http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/forget-supersonic-jets-military-needs-odometer-computer-chips/95246/Project could keep out Chinese counterfeit chips from military systemsAliya SternsteinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:05:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/forget-supersonic-jets-military-needs-odometer-computer-chips/95246/CybersecurityRaimundas/Shutterstock.comIG: VA Overpays Some Temporary Disability Claimshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/ig-va-overpays-temporary-100-cent-disability-claims/95243/Report on Chicago and Seattle offices shows slow review of claimsBob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/ig-va-overpays-temporary-100-cent-disability-claims/95243/HealthJim Mone/APBuying Coffee vs. Visualizing the Life Cycle of Federal Spendinghttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/buying-coffee-vs-visualizing-life-cycle-federal-spending/95216/More DATA Act considerations.Rebecca CarrollFri, 26 Sep 2014 14:36:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/buying-coffee-vs-visualizing-life-cycle-federal-spending/95216/Big DataSean Wandzilak/Shutterstock.com‘Beyond the Law?’ FBI Director Criticizes Apple, Google Privacy Featureshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/beyond-law-fbi-director-criticizes-apple-google-privacy-features/95198/The companies will prevent the government from accessing phone data—even with a warrant.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:22:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/beyond-law-fbi-director-criticizes-apple-google-privacy-features/95198/Big DataFBI Director James ComeyManuel Balce Ceneta/APHow Big Data Can be Used to Fight Unfair Hiring Practiceshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/how-big-data-can-be-used-fight-unfair-hiring-practices/95195/Big data may be fraught with peril, but its evangelists say its use could help remedy common—and often unseen—discriminatory behavior. But only if employers really want that.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:10:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/how-big-data-can-be-used-fight-unfair-hiring-practices/95195/Big Data Jirsak/Shutterstock.comFacebook Increasingly the Gatekeeper of Your Online Identityhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/facebook-increasingly-gatekeeper-your-online-identity/95201/The notion that the world outside its homepage remains anonymous is increasingly untrue.Leo Mirani, QuartzFri, 26 Sep 2014 11:51:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/facebook-increasingly-gatekeeper-your-online-identity/95201/Emerging Techantb/Shutterstock.comDo We Need to ‘Disrupt’ the Cybersecurity Status Quo?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-report/2014/09/do-we-need-disrupt-cybersecurity-status-quo/95150/Next month marks 10 years since DHS first marked Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Is the cyber conversation stuck in 2004?Jessica Herrera-Flanigan Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:41:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-report/2014/09/do-we-need-disrupt-cybersecurity-status-quo/95150/Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity ReportMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.com1.4 Million Users of Travel Site Acquired by TripAdvisor Affected by Payment and Account Breachhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/14-million-tripadvisor-site-users-affected-payment-and-account-breach/95141/Unauthorized charges showed up on customers’ credit cards after booking through Viator.Nextgov StaffThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:58:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/14-million-tripadvisor-site-users-affected-payment-and-account-breach/95141/CybersecurityMathias Rosenthal/Shutterstock.com