Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSat, 30 May 2015 09:35:28 -0400One of Amazon’s Cloud Leaders Heads to Cyber Nonprofithttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/one-amazons-cloud-leaders-heads-cyber-nonprofit/114100/Steve Spano spent the past four years building up Amazon Web Services’ defense and intelligence community business.Frank KonkelSat, 30 May 2015 09:35:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/one-amazons-cloud-leaders-heads-cyber-nonprofit/114100/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe Patriot Act Was Controversial Long Before Edward Snowdenhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/patriot-act-was-controversial-long-edward-snowden/114079/The Obama administration claims the post-9/11 law is “noncontroversial” outside the NSA phone dragnet. But the law drew the ire of civil libertarians—and even Obama himself—long before the Snowden revelations began.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 29 May 2015 16:39:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/patriot-act-was-controversial-long-edward-snowden/114079/DefensePatrick Semansky/AP File PhotoU.S. Regulators Want No Part in .Sucks Domain Fighthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/us-regulators-want-no-part-sucks-domain-fight/114082/Celebrities and companies complain they're getting extorted to prevent embarrassing websites.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 29 May 2015 16:29:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/us-regulators-want-no-part-sucks-domain-fight/114082/Emerging TechTaylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.Chris Pizzello/APMeet a Solar Farm Scientist Who Wants to Help Native American Communities Become More Sustainablehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/womeninstem-inspiring-others-become-scientists-and-engineers/114031/How one scientist is reaching out to tribal communities.Caitlin FairchildFri, 29 May 2015 15:50:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/womeninstem-inspiring-others-become-scientists-and-engineers/114031/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceSuzanne Singer of the Energy Department.Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Hackers Air Feds’ Sexual Preferences and Pose as Baltimore Prosecutor in Freddie Gray Casehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/hackers-air-feds-sexual-preferences-and-pose-baltimore-prosecutor-freddie-gray-case/114061/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 29 May 2015 15:47:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/hackers-air-feds-sexual-preferences-and-pose-baltimore-prosecutor-freddie-gray-case/114061/CybersecurityMarilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore.Alex Brandon/APEverything Google Just Announced at its I/O Developer Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/everything-google-just-announced-its-io-developer-conference/114022/Among other things, the company debuted the new capabilities of its next Android release.Alice Truong, QuartzFri, 29 May 2015 11:28:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/everything-google-just-announced-its-io-developer-conference/114022/MobileSundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco.Jeff Chiu/APGSA’s Plan for Network Services 2020 Aims to Bypass Speedbumpshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/gsas-plan-network-services-2020-strategy-aims-bypass-speedbumps/114001/GSA officials say the goal is for agencies to start planning for the transition now.Frank KonkelFri, 29 May 2015 09:35:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/gsas-plan-network-services-2020-strategy-aims-bypass-speedbumps/114001/CIO Briefing Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.comWho Has the Best App in Government?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/federal-agencies-compete-top-mobile-app/113965/An FDA app used by food investigators to enter data while performing field inspections won "Best Business Investment."Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 17:10:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/federal-agencies-compete-top-mobile-app/113965/Mobilebloomua/Shutterstock.comCyber Command Says New Mega-Contract Will Be Out by Fallhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/cyber-command-says-new-mega-contract-will-be-out-fall/113977/The Pentagon last week abandoned a $475 million job posting for cyberattack and network defense experts.Aliya SternsteinThu, 28 May 2015 16:47:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/cyber-command-says-new-mega-contract-will-be-out-fall/113977/DefenseMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comVideo: How to Clear Roads with Open Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/video-clear-wintry-roads-open-data/113944/Open data helps local governments in all seasons.Caitlin FairchildThu, 28 May 2015 16:22:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/video-clear-wintry-roads-open-data/113944/Big DataSF photo/Shutterstock.comWhat Comes After Driverless Cars? Motion Sicknesshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/what-comes-after-driverless-cars-motion-sickness/113929/Mankind’s rapid march toward a future of self-driving vehicles seems inevitable. And this makes a lot of people nervous.John McDuling, QuartzThu, 28 May 2015 14:29:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/what-comes-after-driverless-cars-motion-sickness/113929/Emerging TechGoogle's new self-driving prototype car is presented during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Tony Avelar/APHow Cable Companies Use Data to Keep Customers from Cutting the Cordhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/how-cable-companies-use-data-keep-customers-cutting-cord/113926/When you call Verizon FiOS, the customer service representative on the other end of the line already knows quite a lot about you.Shelly Banjo, QuartzThu, 28 May 2015 14:04:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/how-cable-companies-use-data-keep-customers-cutting-cord/113926/Big DataMel Evans/AP Air Traffic Control Tech Upgrades Face Turbulence in Congresshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/air-traffic-control-tech-upgrades-face-turbulence-congress/113917/Heading into a record travel season, FAA’s traffic upgrades are in the political spotlight.Jason Plautz, National JournalThu, 28 May 2015 14:01:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/air-traffic-control-tech-upgrades-face-turbulence-congress/113917/CIO BriefingA Lufthansa Boeing 747-830, takes off from the south runaway at the Los Angeles International Airport.AP PhotoCIO: FITARA 'Won't Change A Lot' at DHShttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/cio-fitara-wont-change-lot-dhs/113893/DHS CIO Luke McCormack said the legislation would only force CIOs to get more involved in the planning phase of major at decisions.Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 13:52:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/cio-fitara-wont-change-lot-dhs/113893/CIO BriefingJeff Gentner/AP File PhotoDARPA Wants Technology That Could Help Troops See Through Wallshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Light particles used to create photographs carry lots of information about their surroundings, but traditional imaging systems only gather a fraction of it, according to DARPA.Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 09:48:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOther Agencies Use Same Log-on Procedures as Exploited IRS Sitehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/The IRS hack is raising questions about once tried-and-true identity-protection measures.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 May 2015 18:58:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comFCC Wants to Make It Easier to Block Annoying Robocallshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/The commission plans to tighten its rules on telemarketing.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 18:06:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/MobileApatsara/Shutterstock.comUnbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stoppedhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 17:56:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/Emerging TechAntoine Cully / Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityWhat to Expect at Google's I/O Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/Google takes on the Internet of Things.Caitlin FairchildWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/MobileVisitors walk past the Android booth on the floor at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco.Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoSpaceX Has Broken the Monopoly on US National Security Launcheshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/The move is another milestone in the development of SpaceX from start up to a legitimate aerospace company.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/DefenseThe Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.John Raoux/APInbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000: A Unified Theoryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/There are two types of people in the world: those with hundreds of unread messages, and those who can’t relax until their inboxes are cleared out.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekpatyhka/Shutterstock.comThe Future of the Patriot Act Depends on the Votes of These 10 Senators http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/If the USA Freedom Act comes to another vote, these are the senators to watch.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 13:19:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/DefenseSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act.Senate TV/APAmericans Are, by Far, Hackers’ Favorite Credit-Card Fraud Targetshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Nearly half of all the credit card fraud around the world occurs in the U.S., even though America accounts for only about a quarter of the global card volume.Shelly Banjo, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 13:01:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department Recruits Former Google Exechttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/Alan Davidson is expected to help lead Commerce’s work on issues related to the digital economy and Internet policyHallie GoldenWed, 27 May 2015 12:32:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/CIO BriefingFormer Google executive Alan DavidsonAlex Brandon/APDHS Seeks Input on Public-Private Cyber Sharing Groupshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Information Sharing Analysis Organizations are to be formed based on sector, sub-sector or region, and overseen by a standards board.Mohana RavindranathWed, 27 May 2015 12:20:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Cybersecurityvoyager624/Shutterstock.com