Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:19:50 -0400Hackers Score IDs of S. Korean Population, Roil New Zealand Election and Drain Norwegian Oilhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/hackers-score-ids-s-korean-population-roil-new-zealand-election-and-drain-norwegian-oil/92717/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:19:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/hackers-score-ids-s-korean-population-roil-new-zealand-election-and-drain-norwegian-oil/92717/CybersecuritySean Pavone/Shutterstock.comObama Resurrects Intel Advisory Panelhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/obama-resurrects-intel-advisory-panel/92783/President Obama named six new members to the board -- including the CEO of UPS.Aliya SternsteinFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:05:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/obama-resurrects-intel-advisory-panel/92783/DefenseChuck Burton/APAs Todd Park Becomes Top Tech Recruiter, What's Next for CTO Role?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/todd-park-top-tech-recruiter-cto-role/92774/Park’s departure leaves a job opening in Washington -- one with unclear requirements.Rebecca CarrollFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:04:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/todd-park-top-tech-recruiter-cto-role/92774/CIO BriefingTodd Park, the soon-to-be former U.S. chief technology officerJ. Scott Applewhite/APCRS: Cops Can Get Kitchen and Lawn Care Gear from DOD http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/crs-cops-can-get-kitchen-and-lawn-care-gear-dod/92786/The Pentagon is a good source of gear far beyond the MRAP.Bob BrewinFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/crs-cops-can-get-kitchen-and-lawn-care-gear-dod/92786/Defense - What's BrewinDrew300/Shutterstock.comVA’s Scheduling System Revamp Will Be Big Test of Agency’s Agile Approachhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/VA takes a new approach to legacy IT systems.Jack MooreFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/Health - Health ITMatt York/APInside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/92759/For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two.Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:56:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/92759/Emerging TechVirginia Mayo/AP File PhotoObama’s Next Technology Guru May Be This Staunch Supporter of Women in Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/obamas-next-technology-guru-may-be-staunch-supporter-women-tech/92762/Smith has been a vocal supporter of women in technology, including the industry’s need to celebrate the “lost history” of little-known female tech pioneers and companies need to set diversity goals.Lily Kuo, QuartzFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:58:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/obamas-next-technology-guru-may-be-staunch-supporter-women-tech/92762/CIO BriefingGoogle VP Megan SmithFlickr user JD LasicaSen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Reporthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/DefenseSen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence CommitteeJ. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoCiting Anthrax and Smallpox Scares, White House Tells Federal Labs to Take Stockhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/Biosecurity memo urges "safety stand-down."Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/HealthA laboratory at the federal Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDavid Goldman/APOh No: Obama Once Again Talks About ‘Sacred Trust’ with Vets http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/The president has used the line repeatedly since 2007.Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/Defense - What's BrewinCharles Dharapak/APDefense to Install Health Record Viewer in Even More Facilities by the End of Next Monthhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-install-health-record-viewer-next-month/92666/The Joint Legacy Viewer will be also deployed to all 152 VA hospitals by then.Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:10:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-install-health-record-viewer-next-month/92666/Defenseeverything possible/Shutterstock.comIt's Official: White House CTO Todd Park Leaves Post to Recruit Tech Talent from Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/Todd Park stepping down from chief technology officer job.Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:44:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/CIO BriefingTodd Park, U.S. chief technology officer Labor DepartmentInfographic: Big Data, Where Does it Come From?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/The key sources for the information delugeCaitlin FairchildThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:26:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/Big DataBloom Design/Shutterstock.comIs Your Agency Ready to Start ‘Storyboarding?’http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/It's the latest buzzword humming through agencies.Winston ChangThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/CIO BriefingNathan Crow, Creative Director at RPA: Rubin Postaer and Associates, an advertisement agency, checks a story board for a Superbowl ad. Nick Ut/AP What Does a Texas Megachurch Have to Say About Drones? http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/One pastor is using drones as a metaphor.Michael Silverberg, QuartzThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:20:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/DefenseAn unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP File PhotoWhy People Don't Like to Talk About Government Surveillance on Social Mediahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/why-people-dont-talk-about-government-surveillance-social-media/92645/In a recent survey only 42 percent of Facebook and Twitter users were willing to post about it.Shirley Li, The WireThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:50:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/why-people-dont-talk-about-government-surveillance-social-media/92645/Emerging Tech Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comRussian Government Might Be Behind New JPMorgan Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/russian-government-might-be-behind-new-jpmorgan-hack/92624/Infiltration might be a response to U.S. sanctions against Russian banks.Nextgov StaffThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/russian-government-might-be-behind-new-jpmorgan-hack/92624/CybersecurityPeople stand in the lobby of JPMorgan's headquarters in New York.Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoPatent Office Telework Scandal Not Really About Teleworkhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/patent-office-telework-abuses-not-really-telework-abuses/92582/Mobile work advocates say the controversy is evidence of a management breakdown.Rebecca CarrollWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:58:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/patent-office-telework-abuses-not-really-telework-abuses/92582/CIO BriefingThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is seen in Alexandria, Va.Alex Brandon/APDHS Official: Create a Governmentwide Seal of Approval for Appshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/08/dhs-official-create-governmentwide-seal-approval-apps/92564/Gmail and other mobile tools would undergo uniform screening, similar to the FedRAMP cloud certification program.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:21:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/08/dhs-official-create-governmentwide-seal-approval-apps/92564/MobileOleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.comUK Prisons Issued Encrypted Drives to Stop Leaks But Had No Luckhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/uk-prisons-issued-encrypted-drives-stop-leaks-had-no-luck/92594/Turns out, disk encryption wasn't turned on.Nextgov Staff, Government ExecutiveWed, 27 Aug 2014 16:15:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/uk-prisons-issued-encrypted-drives-stop-leaks-had-no-luck/92594/CybersecurityStaff strike outside the main gate of the Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London.Lefteris Pitarakis/AP File PhotoChanging Memories to Treat PTSDhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/changing-memories-treat-ptsd/92585/A controversial area of brain research suggests it may be possible—but is it ethical?Cari Romm, The AtlanticWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:56:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/changing-memories-treat-ptsd/92585/HealthFlickr user A Health BlogBeware the Risks of Government Data Center Consolidation http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/beware-risks-government-data-center-consolidation/92513/Federal data center consolidation has its share of benefits -- and challenges.Rick StevensonWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:52:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/beware-risks-government-data-center-consolidation/92513/CIO BriefingOleksiy Mark/Shutterstock.comFormer HHS Cybersecurity Head Guilty of Child Porn Chargeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/former-hhs-cybersecurity-head-guilty-child-porn-charges/92504/Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for HHS was one of 20 site users discovered after the F.B.I.'s division in Omaha, Nebraska began investigating the site's creator.Arit John, The WireWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:46:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/former-hhs-cybersecurity-head-guilty-child-porn-charges/92504/Cybersecuritybikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comTwo Explosive Reminders That the US and China Are in a Hypersonic Arms Racehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/two-explosive-reminders-us-and-china-are-hypersonic-arms-race/92510/The test of a rocket-powered glider called the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon failed when US Army engineers ordered it to self-destruct after its launch went wrong.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:37:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/two-explosive-reminders-us-and-china-are-hypersonic-arms-race/92510/DefenseThe X-51 Hypersonic's final flightU.S. Air ForcePolice Allegedly Vetted Dates Using Law Enforcement Databasehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/police-allegedly-vet-dates-using-law-enforcement-database/92474/While working at an investigations bureau in California, cops visited dating websites Tinder, eHarmony and Match.com.Aliya SternsteinTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/police-allegedly-vet-dates-using-law-enforcement-database/92474/Cybersecurityveralub/Shutterstock.com