Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSun, 03 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400Long Live Secrets on the Internet app Secret may be dead, but people have been confessing things to strangers for centuries.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticSun, 03 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400 TechZygotehaasnobrain/Shutterstock.comThe Presidential Contender that Would Dismantle NSA Spying. Clinton is reluctant to take a clear stance on mass surveillance. But Bernie Sanders has no problem knocking the spy agency’s “Orwellian” programs.Dustin Volz, National JournalSat, 02 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400 DataSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.Carolyn Kaster/APHow the Pentagon Could Soon Share Americans’ Data With Foreign Militaries new cyber strategy could provide allies with Americans’ information gathered under proposed legislation.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneSat, 02 May 2015 04:00:00 -0400 NavyWhy People Who Put ‘Data Scientist’ on Their LinkedIn Profiles Earn More Money the White House’s first chief data scientist, DJ Patil explains the growing importance of his field during his speech at the National Science Foundation.Hallie GoldenFri, 01 May 2015 18:07:32 -0400 Tech The White House’s first chief data scientist, DJ Patil Flickr user JD LasicaUS CIO Tony Scott Says Federal IT is Now a ‘Contact Sport.’ Here’s the Rulebook. OMB guidance aims to break down barriers that have sprouted up between IT decision-makers and other agency officials.Jack MooreFri, 01 May 2015 17:25:28 -0400 BriefingVMwareAstronauts Will Get Dumber on Their Way to Mars enthusiasts of space travel, the bad news keeps coming.Akshat Rathi, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 16:58:53 -0400 TechSergeyDV/Shutterstock.comSenators Beg Techies To Bring Congress Into 21st Century Hack4Congress, developers attempted to write code that could improve campaign finance record keeping and facilitate cross-party dialogue.Mohana RavindranathFri, 01 May 2015 16:05:50 -0400 BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comVideo: Make Your iPhone Feel Like New Again simple ways to revive a tired deviceCaitlin FairchildFri, 01 May 2015 14:49:40 -0400 Is Being Polluted with Junk Faster than We Can Dispose of It are thousands of satellites in Earth’s orbit, of varying age and usefulness. At some point they reach the end of their lives, at which point they become floating junk. What do we do with them then?Jennifer Kingston, Stephen Hobbs, and Chiara Palla, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 12:39:12 -0400 Swanepoel/Shutterstock.comNASA Is Working on Super-Fast Spaceship Technology That Defies the Laws of Physics propulsion system, known as the EmDrive, was conceived around the turn of the millennium by a British engineer named Roger Shawyer.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzFri, 01 May 2015 12:25:55 -0400 TechA NASA Orion capsule on top of a Delta IV rocket lifts off on its first unmanned orbital test flight from Complex 37 B at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014Marta Lavandier/APCYBERCOM to Outsource $475 Million Worth of Offense and Defense Work potentially five-year contract is capped at $475 million and covers nearly 20 task areas, according to the new performance work statement.Aliya SternsteinFri, 01 May 2015 07:39:12 -0400 Secretary Ash Carter Seth Wenig/APHackers Nick CENTCOM Laptops, Hijack Tesla’s Publicity Machine and Infiltrate SendGrid Systems another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400 product specialist Kat Brand explains the control panel on the electric car at a dealership for the vehicle.Elaine Thompson/APVA Thwarts Over a Billion Cyber Threats -- Just in March department will need to scale its cybersecurity to prevent what could be an exponential increase in threats, according to VA CIO Stephen Warren.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Apr 2015 17:17:42 -0400 and the US Air Force Successfully Tested a Plane with Shapeshifting Wings has flown 22 research flights over the past six months using the technology, and it passed with flying colors.Adam Epstein, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 16:29:15 -0400 Patriot Act Deadline Closing In, House Advances Bill to Limit NSA Spying two years after the Snowden revelations began, lawmakers are scrambling to rein in government surveillance—before it’s too late.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 30 Apr 2015 16:20:55 -0400 Luis Magana/APGot Ideas About Cyber R Strategy? You Can Weigh in Now National Science Foundation is teaming with the private sector to develop a federal cybersecurity research and development strategic plan.Hallie GoldenThu, 30 Apr 2015 15:47:44 -0400 Supinskaya/Shutterstock.comVideo: New Ideas from New Generations data provides government with an opportunity to try new ideas and renew itself.Caitlin FairchildThu, 30 Apr 2015 15:13:26 -0400 Dataixpert/Shutterstock.comOMB Unveils FITARA Guidelines For Public Comment guidelines, posted on GitHub, are open for comment until May 30.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Apr 2015 13:45:52 -0400 BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comJeff Bezos Has a Rocket Now, too Origin, the space company created by the Amazon founder, had its first successful test flight yesterday.Tim Fernholz, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 11:05:20 -0400 TechAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos Ted S. Warren/AP File PhotoMicrosoft Unveils Its Successor to Internet Explorer company today took the wraps off its new browser, Microsoft Edge, at its developer conference.Alice Truong, QuartzThu, 30 Apr 2015 10:53:20 -0400 TechMicrosoft CEO Satya NadellaJeff Chiu/APThe Senate Is Finally Getting Serious About Slaying Patent Trolls nothing ever comes easy when it comes to patent reform.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Apr 2015 21:23:54 -0400 Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Army Is Testing Handheld Ray Guns, these rifle-sized weapons would gun for other electronics.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneWed, 29 Apr 2015 21:15:57 -0400 specialist with the 533rd Brigade Support Battalion competes in a 9mm pistol course at the Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisc., on April 29, 2014.U.S. ArmyAdvice for Job-Switchers and Newbies From Google’s Hiring Chief HR chief Laszlo Bock discusses the extremely data-focused approach to hiring and management he has created at the search and tech giant.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 29 Apr 2015 16:32:22 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMark Lennihan/AP File PhotoRand Paul Leads Charge to Kill Net Neutrality Republican presidential candidate is bucking both Silicon Valley and key members of his own party to try to repeal the FCC's rules.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Apr 2015 15:59:52 -0400 BriefingRepublican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Nati Harnik/APTrio of DC's Top Female Coders Hail from Federal Innovation Shop women were selected based on the impact their programming work has had on their organization and the community, as well as the level of complexity in their code.Hallie GoldenWed, 29 Apr 2015 15:31:17 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceKieferPix/