Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:15 -0400For White House Cyber Czar, Being Called a 'Total n00b' Just Comes with the Territoryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/white-house-cyber-czar-being-called-total-n00b-just-comes-territory/94652/Despite the flap over recent comments, Michael Daniel remains focused on cybersecurity’s human factor.Jack MooreFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/white-house-cyber-czar-being-called-total-n00b-just-comes-territory/94652/CybersecurityWhite House Cybersecurity Czar Michael DanielAnn Heisenfelt/APHackers Compromise iPhone Ads, Go Incognito 12 Years in Europe, and Infect Bloggershttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-compromise-iphone-ads-go-incognito-12-years-europe-and-infect-bloggers/94640/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:03:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-compromise-iphone-ads-go-incognito-12-years-europe-and-infect-bloggers/94640/CybersecurityGil C/Shutterstock.comContracting Officers: Take a Look, It's in a Bookhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/you-already-have-power-procure-it-look-within/94607/"The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."Rebecca CarrollFri, 19 Sep 2014 15:11:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/you-already-have-power-procure-it-look-within/94607/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechHouse Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.,J. Scott Applewhite/APGAO: Joint Basing Does Not Increase Efficiency http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/gao-joint-basing-does-not-increase-efficiency/94616/Only one-quarter of joint bases consolidated IT systems.Bob BrewinFri, 19 Sep 2014 15:01:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/gao-joint-basing-does-not-increase-efficiency/94616/DefenseArmy Col. Thomas Brittain, left, and Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon walk away from the new headquarters sign after a ceremony marking attainment of initial operational capability for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.Defense DepartmentHome Depot Announces Hackers Stole 56 Million Credit and Debit Cardshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/home-depot-announces-hackers-stole-56-million-credit-and-debit-cards/94586/The size of the cyberattack exceeds the one that hit Target during last year’s holiday-shopping season.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 19 Sep 2014 11:52:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/home-depot-announces-hackers-stole-56-million-credit-and-debit-cards/94586/CybersecuritySergey Yechikov/Shutterstock.comNCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Opshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/nci-seals-41-million-deal-support-army-cyber-ops/94550/Will provide NETCOM synchronized and secure information operations for missions.Aliya SternsteinFri, 19 Sep 2014 09:09:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/nci-seals-41-million-deal-support-army-cyber-ops/94550/Cybersecurityjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comVA Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicidehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/va-staffer-sent-hospital-wide-email-detailing-vets-suicide/94556/Press can leak medical information, but providers cannot respond to allegations.Nextgov Staff, Government ExecutiveFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:57:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/va-staffer-sent-hospital-wide-email-detailing-vets-suicide/94556/CybersecurityThe Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix, Arizona. Matt York/APUS CIO Steven VanRoekel Steps Down http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/federal-cio-steven-vanroekel-leaving-white-house-lead-usaids-tech-response-ebola/94562/In his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the Ebola epidemic.Jack MooreFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/federal-cio-steven-vanroekel-leaving-white-house-lead-usaids-tech-response-ebola/94562/CIO BriefingJ. Scott Applewhite/APDC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence'http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/dc-seeks-first-civic-hacker-residence/94544/Full-time developer will help improve access to public data by using open-source tools.Michael Grass, Government ExecutiveThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:32:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/dc-seeks-first-civic-hacker-residence/94544/Big DataD.C. Council General Counsel V. David ZvenyachMichael Grass/Govexec.comBoosting Hispanic Share of Tech Workforce Could be Key to Closing STEM gaphttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/boosting-hispanic-share-stem-workforce-crucial-economic-growth/94511/As the young demographic grows, public-private partnerships are working to place Hispanic millennials in one of the country's fastest-growing fields.Janie Boschma, National JournalThu, 18 Sep 2014 16:34:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/boosting-hispanic-share-stem-workforce-crucial-economic-growth/94511/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplace Alexander Raths/Shutterstock.comOfficials Pulled HealthCare.gov Code From GitHub Because of ‘Bashing’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/officials-pulled-healthcaregov-code-github-because-bashing/94514/Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.Rebecca CarrollThu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/officials-pulled-healthcaregov-code-github-because-bashing/94514/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techscyther5/Shutterstock.comBreached HealthCare.gov Server Still Had Default Passwordhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/breached-healthcaregov-server-still-had-default-password/94490/Hack did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.Rebecca CarrollThu, 18 Sep 2014 14:36:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/breached-healthcaregov-server-still-had-default-password/94490/Healthtxking/Shutterstock.comCongress to Decide Whether to Tax Your Internethttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/congress-decide-whether-tax-your-internet/94466/The price of surfing the Web—or buying things online—could soon go up.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:14:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/congress-decide-whether-tax-your-internet/94466/CIO BriefingOtnaYdur/Shutterstock.comUncle Sam Drops $3M in Grants to Kill the Passwordhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/uncle-sam-drops-3-million-kill-password/94448/Login alternatives to be tested include smartphone SIM cards and driver's licenses.Aliya Sternstein and Jack MooreThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/uncle-sam-drops-3-million-kill-password/94448/CybersecurityBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comThis Is Why We Don’t Have Meaningful Cybersecurity Legislation Yethttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/09/why-dont-have-meaningful-cybersecurity-legislation/94349/The issue of governing the multidimensional virtual world is rather complex.Dr. Vincent BerkThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/09/why-dont-have-meaningful-cybersecurity-legislation/94349/NewsMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comTodd Park Subpoenaed to Testify on HealthCare.gov Security http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/todd-park-subpoenaed-testify-healthcaregov-security/94421/Panel says new emails contradict former CTO’s previous statements.Rebecca CarrollWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:37:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/todd-park-subpoenaed-testify-healthcaregov-security/94421/HealthFormer Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.NASAAir Force Video Selfie Winners http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/air-force-video-selfie-winners/94418/Airmen get personal in video selfiesBob BrewinWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/09/air-force-video-selfie-winners/94418/Defense - What's BrewinU.S. Air ForceUS Official: Chinese Want NSA Cyber Schools. Really.http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/us-official-chinese-want-nsa-cyber-schools-really/94382/The offer of shared cybersecurity training comes at a time when both countries are exchanging accusations of hacking each other’s trade secrets.Aliya SternsteinWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:14:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/us-official-chinese-want-nsa-cyber-schools-really/94382/CybersecurityCyber security analysts work in the "watch and warning center" during the first tour of the government’s secretive cyber defense lab, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mark J. Terrill/AP File PhotoHealthCare.gov Still Vulnerable, GAO Sayshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/healthcaregov-had-security-problems-launch-gao-finds/94352/Site is still vulnerable today, watchdog says.Rebecca CarrollWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/09/healthcaregov-had-security-problems-launch-gao-finds/94352/Healthtxking/Shutterstock.comDOD to Provide Command and Control for West Africa Ebola Missionhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/dod-provide-command-and-control-west-africa-ebola-mission/94355/U.S. plans to spend $800 million to battle epidemic.Bob BrewinWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/dod-provide-command-and-control-west-africa-ebola-mission/94355/DefenseHealth workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus.Abbas Dulleh/APThe US Will Spend $6.8 Billion Hiring Boeing and SpaceX to Build New Spacecrafthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/us-will-spend-68-billion-hiring-boeing-and-spacex-build-new-spacecraft/94316/The United States will go from space hitch-hiker to the proud owner of not one but two viable space craft in 2017.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:40:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/09/us-will-spend-68-billion-hiring-boeing-and-spacex-build-new-spacecraft/94316/Emerging TechFrom left, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders and Astronaut Mike Fincke, announce NASA's choice of Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the ISS.John Raoux/APAttention, Defense Contractors: You've Been Hackedhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/attention-defense-contractors-youve-been-hacked-china/94313/China committed about 20 cyberattacks across a year-long period on defense contractors, according to a newly declassified Senate report.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/09/attention-defense-contractors-youve-been-hacked-china/94313/DefenseDuc Dao/Shutterstock.comIs NSA Planning to Beef up Cyber Response Capabilities?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/nsa-cyber-response-capabilities/94334/A confident Adm. Rogers says the NSA remains popular with the people it spied onPatrick Tucker, Defense OneWed, 17 Sep 2014 12:53:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/nsa-cyber-response-capabilities/94334/Big DataAdm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security AgencyLauren Victoria Burke/APIT Worker Wanted For $40 Million Nigerian Bank Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/it-worker-wanted-40-million-nigerian-bank-hack/94277/Accomplices allegedly came on premises disguised as maintenance staff.Nextgov StaffWed, 17 Sep 2014 09:19:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/it-worker-wanted-40-million-nigerian-bank-hack/94277/CybersecurityPavel Shlykov/Shutterstock.comSecret Docs: US Argued Yahoo Couldn't Defend Users' Privacyhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/secret-docs-us-argued-yahoo-couldnt-defend-users-privacy/94286/The documents offer insight into the legal maneuvers the US government has used to argue against any challenges to its right to surveil.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/09/secret-docs-us-argued-yahoo-couldnt-defend-users-privacy/94286/Big DataGil C/Shutterstock.com