Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:28 -0400Corrupted Ads Hijack Viewers of a Popular YouTube Music Videohttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/corrupted-ads-hijack-viewers-popular-youtube-music-video/96842/‘Ransomware’ hosted on a hacked Polish site then tries to hold the user’s computer hostage.Nextgov StaffMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/corrupted-ads-hijack-viewers-popular-youtube-music-video/96842/CybersecurityGetting Health Info to Low-Income Cellphone Usershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/The digital divide is shrinking; useful apps aren’t keeping pace.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 17:11:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techalexmillos/Shutterstock.comHackers ‘Sandworm’ NATO, Incite Pakistan-India Cyber-rattling and Save Nude Snapchatshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-sandworm-nato-incite-pakistan-india-cyber-rattling-and-save-nude-snapchats/96806/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-sandworm-nato-incite-pakistan-india-cyber-rattling-and-save-nude-snapchats/96806/Cybersecurityscyther5/Shutterstock.comIs Big Data the Solution to VA’s Health Care Woes?http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/The key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.Mark Byers Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:27:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/Health - Health IT everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhat ‘America’s Data Agency’ Should Be Doing With Its Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/what-americas-data-agency-should-be-doing-its-data/96797/Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:22:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/what-americas-data-agency-should-be-doing-its-data/96797/Big Dataxtock/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Skeptical of FBI’s Push for Encryption Back Doorshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/lawmakers-skeptical-fbis-push-encryption-back-doors/96770/The bureau’s director is arguing that legislation is needed to catch criminals who are using new technologies, but some in Congress disagree.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:17:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/lawmakers-skeptical-fbis-push-encryption-back-doors/96770/Big DataMark Lennihan/APHere Comes the Army Cyber Battle Labhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/here-comes-army-cyber-battle-lab/96812/So long, Network Battle Lab.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:06:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/here-comes-army-cyber-battle-lab/96812/Defense - What's BrewinSangoiri/Shutterstock.comThree Reasons Apple’s New Encryption Technology is a Good Idea (Even if the FBI Hates It)http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/three-reasons-apples-new-encryption-technology-good-idea-even-if-fbi-hates-it/96779/The benefits of secure encryption far outweigh the costs of devices that "go dark" even when authorities have a lawful warrant.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:05:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/three-reasons-apples-new-encryption-technology-good-idea-even-if-fbi-hates-it/96779/MobileVincent Yu/APHow a Simple Note-Taking App Became the New Anti-Censorship Tool in Chinahttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/how-simple-note-taking-app-became-new-anti-censorship-tool-china/96773/Mainland internet users have been able to freely share commentary and stories about the protests on the app.Lily Kuo, QuartzFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:59:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/how-simple-note-taking-app-became-new-anti-censorship-tool-china/96773/MobileRiot police officers stand guard against protesters at a main road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.Vincent Yu/APObama Orders Two-Step IDs to Combat Credit Card Hackshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/obama-orders-two-step-ids-tamp-credit-card-hacks/96785/The executive order also requires agencies to switch to multifactor authentication to access sites that store citizens' personal information.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:30:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/obama-orders-two-step-ids-tamp-credit-card-hacks/96785/Cybersecurity Hamik/Shutterstock.comEbola Vaccine Development Probably Too Late to Deal with Current Crisishttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/ebola-vaccine-development-probably-too-late-deal-current-crisis/96764/A major drug firm says it will take until 2016 to ramp up production.Bob BrewinFri, 17 Oct 2014 13:54:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/ebola-vaccine-development-probably-too-late-deal-current-crisis/96764/HealthA healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering into an Ebola treatment centre in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone.Michael Duff/APDallas Hospital Had the Ebola Screening Machine That the Military Is Using in Africahttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/dallas-hospital-had-ebola-screening-machine-military-using-africa/96743/The Dallas hospital had an Ebola screening machine, but it was for research purposes only.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneFri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/dallas-hospital-had-ebola-screening-machine-military-using-africa/96743/HealthDallas police vehicles drive toward the emergency room area at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.Tony Gutierrez/APDo Not Click on That Ebola Vaccine Adhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/do-not-click-ebola-vaccine-ad/96710/DHS issues alert on contagion-inspired phishing schemes and online fraud.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 09:34:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/do-not-click-ebola-vaccine-ad/96710/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comJPMorgan Says Government Purchase Cards Not Affected by Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/fed-jpmorgan-cardholders-can-breathe-sigh-relief/96662/Expense cards and government customers were not affected by this summer’s bank hack.Aliya SternsteinThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:59:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/fed-jpmorgan-cardholders-can-breathe-sigh-relief/96662/CybersecurityTK Kurikawa/Shutterstock.comYour Smartphone Can Detect Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays. Here’s Why That Mattershttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/your-smarthone-can-detect-ultra-high-energy-cosmic-rays-heres-why-matters/96665/When your smartphone detects a cosmic ray, it can share data with the researchers, allowing them to study the rays in more detail than ever before.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:29:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/your-smarthone-can-detect-ultra-high-energy-cosmic-rays-heres-why-matters/96665/MobileThis image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/APThe FBI Wants Internet Wiretapping Powershttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/fbi-wants-internet-wiretapping-powers/96671/Despite privacy fears following the Snowden leaks, the FBI director says new spying powers are necessary to catch criminals.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 16:18:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/fbi-wants-internet-wiretapping-powers/96671/Big DataJoeBakal/Shutterstock.comComey Says FBI Collects Some Digital Information Without a Warranthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/comey-says-fbi-collects-some-digital-information-without-warrant/96659/The FBI director admitted on Thursday, “There are exceptions” to the agency’s warrant-first rule for surveillance.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 15:43:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/comey-says-fbi-collects-some-digital-information-without-warrant/96659/CybersecurityFBI Director James Comey speaks about the impact of technology on law enforcement, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Brookings Institution in Washington.Jose Luis Magana/APHuge Bidder Pile-On for VA’s $22.3 Billion Tech Dealhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/huge-bidder-pile-vas-223-billion-tech-deal/96653/If all these interested vendors actually submit a bid, the VA acquisition folks will have to go into overtime to weed through all the paper.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:57:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/huge-bidder-pile-vas-223-billion-tech-deal/96653/Defense - What's BrewinDepartment of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonaldManuel Balce Ceneta/APVA Plans to Build Nationwide High-Frequency Radio Network to Communicate During Emergencieshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/va-plans-build-nationwide-high-frequency-radio-network-communicate-during-emergencies/96644/Network will cover more than 200 VA medical facilities.Bob BrewinThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:18:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/va-plans-build-nationwide-high-frequency-radio-network-communicate-during-emergencies/96644/DefenseActor/Shutterstock.comThis Could Be the Future of Battlefield Roboticshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/could-be-future-battlefield-robotics/96641/The competition is on for a better-robot steering system.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneThu, 16 Oct 2014 13:02:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/could-be-future-battlefield-robotics/96641/DefenseRoboteamWhy General Motors is Wading Into the Net Neutrality Debatehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/why-general-motors-wading-net-neutrality-debate/96629/The car company is warning the FCC not to expand regulation of wireless Internet.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:22:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/why-general-motors-wading-net-neutrality-debate/96629/CIO BriefingAn auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.LM Otero/AP File PhotoGet Ready for a New Wave of Biometricshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/get-ready-new-wave-biometrics/96632/A new Google study suggests there's hope for the once-futuristic technology that's gotten a bit... boring.Shirley Li, The AtlanticThu, 16 Oct 2014 12:17:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/get-ready-new-wave-biometrics/96632/Big Dataktsdesign/Shutterstock.comA New Way to Find Federal Contracting Informationhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/new-way-find-federal-contracting-information/96584/GovTribe’s free alternative to FBO hits the Web.Rebecca CarrollWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:53:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/new-way-find-federal-contracting-information/96584/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techkoya979/Shutterstock.comIs FedRAMP Toothless? Rogue Cloud Systems Abound at Agencies, IGs Sayhttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/fedramp-toothless-unauthorized-cloud-systems-abound-agencies-igs-say/96569/Auditors chalked up the missed deadline, in part, to a leadership vacuum.Jack MooreWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:08:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/fedramp-toothless-unauthorized-cloud-systems-abound-agencies-igs-say/96569/Cloud3dreams/Shutterstock.comInstitute of Medicine Plans Ebola Research Workshophttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/institute-medicine-ebola-research-workshop/96542/Focus on public health, risks and countermeasures.Bob BrewinWed, 15 Oct 2014 15:26:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/institute-medicine-ebola-research-workshop/96542/Defense - What's BrewinBellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in the Emergency Room, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients.Richard Drew/AP