Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSun, 05 Jul 2015 18:00:00 -0400Pentagon Contractors Ranked Below Retailers and Banks When it Comes to Cybersecurityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/pentagon-contractors-ranked-below-retailers-and-banks-when-it-comes-cybersecurity/116899/Pentagon suppliers score below hacked retailers and banks on cyber defense, according to industry-developed metrics.Aliya SternsteinSun, 05 Jul 2015 18:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/pentagon-contractors-ranked-below-retailers-and-banks-when-it-comes-cybersecurity/116899/CybersecurityQ: Why Congress is Jumping on the Open Source Bandwagonhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/07/interview-why-house-jumping-open-source-bandwagon/116851/Ben Balter, chief executive for code repository site Github, talked with Nextgov about last week's announcement.Mohana RavindranathThu, 02 Jul 2015 15:40:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/07/interview-why-house-jumping-open-source-bandwagon/116851/Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comWhy Americans Don’t Trust the Government to Safeguard Their Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/do-consumers-trust-agencies-their-personal-information/116848/Many consumers do not have much faith in federal agencies keeping their personal information safe, according to a new report.Hallie GoldenThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:00:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/do-consumers-trust-agencies-their-personal-information/116848/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comAfter the OPM Breach, It’s Time for IT Organizations to be Accountablehttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/07/after-opm-breach-its-time-some-accountability/116830/Modernized technology and formal standards like FISMA won’t be enough -- mindsets must change, too.Jeff GouldThu, 02 Jul 2015 10:43:36 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/07/after-opm-breach-its-time-some-accountability/116830/News - Tech InsiderA chart of data breaches is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, as witnesses testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee's hearing on the Office of Personnel Management data breach. AP Photo/Cliff OwenDHS Alerts Public to OPM-Related Phishing Scamshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/dhs-alerts-public-opm-related-phishing-scams/116794/Emails claiming to come from the agency and contractor CSID might be after money, U.S. secrets or both, say experts.Aliya SternsteinWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:39:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/dhs-alerts-public-opm-related-phishing-scams/116794/CybersecurityVentura/Shutterstock.comVA CIO: OPM Breach Is a Lesson for All Employeeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/va-cio-opm-breach-lesson-all-employees/116752/VA defends against 55,000 new malware variants every day, according to the agency.Mohana RavindranathWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:06:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/va-cio-opm-breach-lesson-all-employees/116752/CybersecurityAP File Photo/Charles DharapakIs the White House Skirting Governmentwide Cybersecurity Rules?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/white-house-skirting-governmentwide-cybersecurity-rules/116779/The White House’s unclassified networks were breached by hackers last fall.Jack MooreWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:12:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/white-house-skirting-governmentwide-cybersecurity-rules/116779/CybersecurityOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comHow Do We Stop Artificial Intelligence from Overpowering Humans?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/07/if-ai-takes-over-world-it-will-be-humans-fault/116734/Legislation could help protect humankind before AI dominates the world, experts say.Hallie GoldenWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:54:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/07/if-ai-takes-over-world-it-will-be-humans-fault/116734/Emerging TechTatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Government? Not Yet. Feds Still Manage by Hunchhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/07/data-driven-government-not-yet-feds-still-manage-hunch/116743/In a true data-driven culture, leaders need to be willing to rethink their plans and perhaps even change course based on what the data says, according to EPA CTO Greg Godbout.Jack MooreWed, 01 Jul 2015 12:50:59 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/07/data-driven-government-not-yet-feds-still-manage-hunch/116743/CIO BriefingNo, agencies don't really a "big data" button. Yet. Roobcio/Shutterstock.com Why Chief Data Officers Should Really be Chief Digital Officershttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/07/why-chief-data-officers-really-should-be-chief-digital-officers/116722/Having a chief data officer is akin to the Army having a chief bullet officer or hospitals having a chief bandage officer.Andrew H. LaVanwayWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:51:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/07/why-chief-data-officers-really-should-be-chief-digital-officers/116722/News - Tech Insiderwww.BillionPhotos.com/Shutterstock.comState Department Posts Back Online after Tech Glitch Snarls Visashttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/07/state-department-visa-issuing-posts-back-online-three-weeks-after-tech-glitch-found/116716/A hardware bug corrupted the agency’s database used for processing biometric information.Hallie GoldenWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:18:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/07/state-department-visa-issuing-posts-back-online-three-weeks-after-tech-glitch-found/116716/NewsSorbis/Shutterstock.comWhy the Lawsuit Against OPM over the Massive Data Breach Faces an Uphill Battlehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/why-lawsuit-against-opm-over-massive-data-breach-faces-uphill-battle/116701/Demonstrating damages have been suffered will be the challenge, legal experts say.Aliya SternsteinWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:20:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/why-lawsuit-against-opm-over-massive-data-breach-faces-uphill-battle/116701/CybersecurityOPM Director Katherine Archuleta, left, and others, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on recent cyber attacks. From left are, Archul(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)You're Doing It All Wrong: What Siri Wishes She Could Tell Youhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/06/oure-doing-it-all-wrong-what-siri-wishes-she-could-tell-you/116632/Put more faith in voice recognition technology.Caitlin FairchildTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:07:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/06/oure-doing-it-all-wrong-what-siri-wishes-she-could-tell-you/116632/MobileEric Risberg/AP File PhotoNextgov Prime 2015 to Shine Spotlight on Cybersecurity and Data http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/06/prime-cybersecurity-and-data-focus/116644/The event will give federal IT influencers insight into the top challenges of managing, leveraging and securing data and tackling emerging cyberthreats in 2015 and beyond.Camille TuuttiTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:12:36 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/06/prime-cybersecurity-and-data-focus/116644/Newsbluebay/Shutterstock.comCourt Revives Defunct NSA Mass Surveillance Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/06/court-revives-defunct-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/116641/NSA’s phone dragnet is back—for now.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:01:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/06/court-revives-defunct-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/116641/Big DataThe National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md.Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoYou Could Buy Your Own Personal Jetpack by 2017http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/you-could-buy-your-own-personal-jetpack-2017/116620/Martin Aircraft's P12 jetpack has a maximum speed of 46 miles per hour and can rise up to 3,000 feet.Gabriel Fisher, QuartzTue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/you-could-buy-your-own-personal-jetpack-2017/116620/Emerging TechMeSamong/Shutterstock.comThis NASA Software Aims to Make the Skies a Little Bit More Organizedhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/nasa-partners-faa-make-aircraft-landings-more-efficient/116614/The tool is expected to help air traffic controllers better manage the spacing between each aircraft as they make their final descent.Hallie GoldenTue, 30 Jun 2015 12:29:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/nasa-partners-faa-make-aircraft-landings-more-efficient/116614/Emerging TechJames Steidl/Shutterstock.comOPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Weekhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/opm-may-announce-size-second-data-breach-next-week/116617/The embattled federal agency is planning to reveal details about a breach of security-clearance information as soon as early next week, according to Hill sources.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 30 Jun 2015 12:27:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/opm-may-announce-size-second-data-breach-next-week/116617/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comAustralia Ramps Up Digital Services With Own 18F-Inspired Officehttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/06/australias-version-18-f-digital-services/116578/The Digital Transformation Office is expected to function in the manner of a startup and launch coordinated, user-centered digital services for the entire government.Hallie GoldenTue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/06/australias-version-18-f-digital-services/116578/Newsxtock/Shutterstock.comFederal Employee Union Sues Over OPM Hack, Citing Financial and Emotional Distresshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/federal-employee-union-sues-hacked-opm-over-financial-and-emotional-distress/116563/Agency Director Katherine Archuleta and CIO Donna Seymour are named in the class action lawsuit.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Jun 2015 20:42:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/federal-employee-union-sues-hacked-opm-over-financial-and-emotional-distress/116563/CybersecurityOPM Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015.Susan Walsh/APWhy Open Data is the Future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agencyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/why-open-data-future-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency/116551/“Don’t send a spy where you can send a schoolboy," says the intelligence official leading the agency's effort to work with unclassified data.Frank KonkelMon, 29 Jun 2015 18:02:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/why-open-data-future-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency/116551/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNGA Director Robert CardilloNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyVideo: Top 5 Tech Tools Any Nerd Should Ownhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/video-top-5-tech-tools-any-nerd-should-own/116503/Tech aficionados are going to need more than a hammer and a socket wrench.Caitlin FairchildMon, 29 Jun 2015 17:18:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/06/video-top-5-tech-tools-any-nerd-should-own/116503/Emerging Techasharkyu/Shutterstock.comDHS Group Wants Homeland Security to Share Database of Cyber Incidents with Private Sectorhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/dhs-makes-case-more-cyber-incident-data-sharing/116506/The effort builds on a 2015 White House executive order encouraging more cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors.Mohana RavindranathMon, 29 Jun 2015 16:55:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/06/dhs-makes-case-more-cyber-incident-data-sharing/116506/Cybersecurityjijomathaidesigners/Shutterstock.comAfter Hack, Officials Pull Plug on Pentagon and OPM Background Check Systems http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/06/after-hack-officials-pull-plug-pentagon-and-opm-background-check-systems/116515/A vulnerability in an OPM tool that links to the Pentagon system was discovered during a probe.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/06/after-hack-officials-pull-plug-pentagon-and-opm-background-check-systems/116515/Defense fotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comFeds: App Secretly Hijacked Phones to Mine Digital Moneyhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/06/feds-app-secretly-hijacked-phones-mine-digital-money/116497/The "Prized" app drained batteries and burned through mobile data, according to regulators.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 29 Jun 2015 13:29:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/06/feds-app-secretly-hijacked-phones-mine-digital-money/116497/MobileSergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com