Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 08 Oct 2015 17:34:18 -0400White House Renews Bet on the Creativity of the Crowd the fifth anniversary of, the White House announced nine new innovation contests, open to the public.Mohana RavindranathThu, 08 Oct 2015 17:34:18 -0400 TechWhy Are Federal IT Workers So Miserable? techies report being overworked, undertrained and eyeing the exits.Jack MooreThu, 08 Oct 2015 17:06:35 -0400 BriefingAleutie/Shutterstock.comVideo: What is NASA Investing in to Get Us to Mars? will take more than just guts to get us to the Red Planet.Caitlin FairchildThu, 08 Oct 2015 16:46:37 -0400 TechNASAFBI: ‘Dozens’ of Terror Suspects Have Used Encryption to Hide from Law Enforcement“I’m surprised if it is only a couple dozen people,” says Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalThu, 08 Oct 2015 15:37:01 -0400 Director James ComeyPablo Martinez Monsivais/APHouse Inspector General: 'Everybody' Needs to Fight in the Current Cyberwar country is in the middle of a cyberwar and needs everyone's help, said House IG Theresa Grafenstine.Hallie GoldenThu, 08 Oct 2015 13:52:24 -0400 Are Developing a Test to Detect All Known Viruses in Your Body, Even at Low Levels develop the test, a research team indexed the unique DNA or RNA sequences of every known virus to affect not only humans but animals, too—some 2 million in all.Richard Macauley, QuartzThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:57:17 -0400 Kon/Shutterstock.comWhat It’s Like to Interview at Tesla's a multistage process aimed at finding out how passionate you are about the company. Quora, QuartzThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:48:22 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceElon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc.Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThe Government Is Testing Military-Grade Technology to Keep Drones Away From Airports the agency’s final rule for commercial drones still more than half a year out, FAA is responding to an increasing number of “close calls” between airliners and drones.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalThu, 08 Oct 2015 12:09:39 -0400 Bazemore/APHow to Boost DHS Cyber Division Morale? Change Its Name. title -- National Protection and Programs Directorate -- does not jive with the division's purpose, explains Suzanne Spaulding, undersecretary of the ill-named directorate.Aliya SternsteinThu, 08 Oct 2015 09:15:12 -0400 USPS Phishing Hack, Audit Shows Postal Workers Still Click on Links of agency employees fell for a simulated email scheme, according to an internal watchdog.Aliya SternsteinWed, 07 Oct 2015 16:34:12 -0400 Social Media Team: We Use Twitter to 'Explain Our Mission' small team is more interested in using the platform to push out historical tidbits than having conversations with individual users.Mohana RavindranathWed, 07 Oct 2015 16:11:56 -0400 Is How Much You Can Expect to Make Right After You Learn to Code thing to keep in mind is that this survey isn’t representative of the broader workforce—though it does resemble the technical departments of companies like Google.Alice Truong, QuartzWed, 07 Oct 2015 16:00:00 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceSpectral-Design/Shutterstock.comVideo: Inside Google's Self-Driving Car Prototype't underestimate this tiny robotic car.Caitlin FairchildWed, 07 Oct 2015 15:56:54 -0400 TechGoogle's new self-driving prototype car drives around a parking lot during a demonstration at the Google campus.Tony Avelar/APVA's Allin Promises ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Approach to Customer Service mediocre attitude toward serving the veterans who valiantly served the country is not acceptable, says VA's Chief Veteran Experience Officer Tom Allin.Frank KonkelWed, 07 Oct 2015 15:48:47 -0400 Tech - Emerging Booked its First Moon Mission—and it Uses Ridesharing by nonprofit SpaceIL, the unmanned dishwasher-sized probe will attempt to land on the moon, transmit digital pictures and video back to earth, and “hop” 500 meters across its surface.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 07 Oct 2015 15:05:27 -0400 TechThe SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.John Raoux/APFirstNet Team Issues List of Cyber Concerns nationwide public safety broadband network should be protected against cyberattack, but "not at the expense of public safety users’ ability to use the network," the new notice says.Mohana RavindranathWed, 07 Oct 2015 14:49:46 -0400 Rise/Shutterstock.comThe 3 Things Humans Will Always Do Better Than Robots robots are not coming, they’re already here. They’re just not sentient… yet.Roger Wu, QuartzWed, 07 Oct 2015 14:08:33 -0400 TechA receptionist robot performs during a demonstration for the media at a new hotel in Japan.Shizuo Kambayashi/APNever Trust the First Number Announced in a Data Breach a company or government agency suffers a data breach, the number of records they say were lost are often preliminary estimates, whether they say so or not.Keith Collins, QuartzWed, 07 Oct 2015 13:52:26 -0400 wk1003mike/Shutterstock.comCensus Packs Plan for 2020 Count With New Tech Tuesday, the bureau released its 2020 Census Operational Plan, which centers on new technological techniques and cost savings.Hallie GoldenWed, 07 Oct 2015 13:27:30 -0400 TechGil C/Shutterstock.comDrone Company Faces $1.9 Million Fine for Unsanctioned Flights FAA has proposed its largest ever fine of a company for unauthorized drone flights.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 07 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0400 TechNoah Berger/AP File PhotoCybersecurity Bill to Resurface After Next Week’s Recess, Co-Sponsors Say stalled information-sharing bill is expected to get a vote soon, despite opposition from some in the tech and civil-rights communities.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 07 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.Jacquelyn Martin/APWhy Aren't We Learning from These Devastating Cyberattacks?'s why cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors might make sense.Camille TuuttiTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:51:27 -0400 OPM Hack Data Being Used to Attempt Identity Theft Gerry Connolly’s assessment is at odds with what leaders of the intelligence community and OPM have said.Jack MooreTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:31:09 -0400 Gerald Connolly, D-Va.J. Scott Applewhite/APSenators Aim to Revamp Federal Rules for Electronic Medical Charts measure aims to fix the system’s problems—but also make them more transparent.Rachel Roubein, National JournalTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:12:28 -0400 Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP GSA’s Gwynne Kostin to Take 1-year Presidential Transition Detail's new work will focus on "developing new programming to help an incoming administration get up and running on Ready to Govern."Frank KonkelTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:31:10 -0400 Schild/