Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 05 Mar 2015 17:12:24 -0500Attention, Cyber Pros: The Pentagon Wants You -- 3,000 of Youhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/pentagon-has-until-2016-extend-3000-jobs-offers-civilian-cyber-whizzes/106842/The military has been given the go-ahead to fast-track the hiring of 3,000 computer whiz civilians.Aliya SternsteinThu, 05 Mar 2015 17:12:24 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/pentagon-has-until-2016-extend-3000-jobs-offers-civilian-cyber-whizzes/106842/CybersecurityPentagon Adds Social Media Whiz to Teamhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/department-defense-adds-social-media-whiz-its-team/106827/The new director for digital media and strategy will revamp DOD's communication via social media.Hallie GoldenThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:46:32 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/department-defense-adds-social-media-whiz-its-team/106827/DefenseDefense Secretary Ash CarterManuel Balce Ceneta/AP4 Things to Know about the Federal IT Budget Proposalhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/4-things-know-about-federal-it-budget-proposal/106812/Big-ticket IT procurements and system modernizations provide a road map of agencies’ spending priorities in the year ahead.Jack MooreThu, 05 Mar 2015 15:56:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/4-things-know-about-federal-it-budget-proposal/106812/CIO BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comGAO: CMS Isn't Doing Enough to Address HealthCare.gov Failureshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2015/03/gao-cms-not-doing-enough-address-healthcaregov-failures/106782/After the botched Healthcare.gov rollout, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services haven't adequately improved itsIT processes, a recent report found.Mohana RavindranathThu, 05 Mar 2015 13:29:52 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2015/03/gao-cms-not-doing-enough-address-healthcaregov-failures/106782/Health - Health ITGil C/Shutterstock.comSorry Consumers, Companies Have Little Incentive to Invest in Better Cybersecurityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/sorry-consumers-companies-have-little-incentive-invest-better-cybersecurity/106785/The actual expenses from the recent and high-profile breaches at Sony, Target and Home Depot amount to less than 1% of each company’s annual revenues.Benjamin Dean, QuartzThu, 05 Mar 2015 13:29:27 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/sorry-consumers-companies-have-little-incentive-invest-better-cybersecurity/106785/CybersecurityHermin/Shutterstock.comHow New US Net Neutrality Rules Are Shaping the Internet Worldwidehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/how-new-us-net-neutrality-rules-are-shaping-internet-worldwide/106788/Supporters see FCC's decision as the first open-Internet domino, but critics are warning of darker possibilities.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58:30 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/how-new-us-net-neutrality-rules-are-shaping-internet-worldwide/106788/CIO Briefingpeterfactors/Shutterstock.comDoes the Focus on Snowden Undermine Surveillance Reform Discussions?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-focus-snowden-undermine-surveillance-reform-discussions/106770/Exaggerated headlines and narratives overshadow the importance of the Snowden leaks in understanding U.S. government surveillance.Frank KonkelThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:33:31 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-focus-snowden-undermine-surveillance-reform-discussions/106770/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFormer U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is in Moscow, is seen on a giant screen during a live video conference for an interview with Amnesty International.Charles Platiau/APFallout from Clinton’s Private Emails: How Secure are Agency Email Systems?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/how-easy-it-dox-official-secretary-state/106746/Official government email accounts are no locked fortresses, and some shirk key federal security regulations.Aliya SternsteinThu, 05 Mar 2015 09:08:38 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/how-easy-it-dox-official-secretary-state/106746/CybersecurityBebeto Matthews/AP File PhotoHouse Committee Prods Energy Department to Use More Supercomputershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/house-science-committee-approves-supercomputing-bill/106698/The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved a bill that would require the Energy Department to invest in supercomputing research.Mohana RavindranathWed, 04 Mar 2015 17:10:24 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/house-science-committee-approves-supercomputing-bill/106698/Emerging TechThe Energy Department's Jaguar SupercomputerOak Ridge National LaboratoryVideo: Open Data and a More Effective, More Efficient Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/video-open-data-and-more-effective-more-efficient-government/106695/The fourth installment in our collaboration with Socrata's Open Data TV.Caitlin FairchildWed, 04 Mar 2015 17:07:01 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/video-open-data-and-more-effective-more-efficient-government/106695/Big Dataphipatbig/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department Launches Private Sector Data Brain Trusthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/commerce-department-data-advisory-council-be-filled-private-sector-experts/106716/The members of the newly created Data Advisory Council stem from some of the private sector’s leading tech companies.Hallie GoldenWed, 04 Mar 2015 16:36:18 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/commerce-department-data-advisory-council-be-filled-private-sector-experts/106716/CIO BriefingCommerce Secretary Penny PritzkerJ. Scott Applewhite/APSome Smartphone Apps Have to Be Cleared by the FDAhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/some-smartphone-apps-have-be-cleared-fda/106719/Apps with a medical purpose need some approvalDr. Corinna Lathan, QuartzWed, 04 Mar 2015 16:10:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/some-smartphone-apps-have-be-cleared-fda/106719/Mobilebloomua/Shutterstock.comYou Don’t Have to Know How to Code to Make it Big in Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/you-dont-have-know-how-code-make-it-big-tech/106704/There are some characteristics of the tech world that have nothing to do with coding or technical preparation — and everything to do with attitude, emotional intelligence and flexibility.Karen Wickre, QuartzWed, 04 Mar 2015 15:54:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/you-dont-have-know-how-code-make-it-big-tech/106704/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMark Lennihan/APFISMA by the Numbers: The Biggest Cyber Threats at These 5 Agencieshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/fisma-numbers/106689/Cybersecurity incidents targeting federal agencies are on the rise.Caitlin Fairchild and Jack MooreWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:54:05 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/fisma-numbers/106689/CybersecurityJeff Wasserman/Shutterstock.comTime is Running Out to Reform NSA Mass Surveillancehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/time-running-out-reform-nsa-mass-surveillance/106686/Nearly two years after Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations, surveillance reform remains in doubt as the window of opportunity closes.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:41:52 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/time-running-out-reform-nsa-mass-surveillance/106686/DefenseJose Luis Magana/APMore Security Fears Surround Clinton’s 'Homebrew' Email Serverhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/more-security-fears-surround-clintons-homebrew-email-server/106677/“Clinton's decision to forgo the State Department's servers is inexplicable and inexcusable,” says one security expert.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:31:05 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/more-security-fears-surround-clintons-homebrew-email-server/106677/CybersecurityFormer Secretary of State Hillary ClintonCarolyn Kaster/APSenate Offices Want New System to Track Website Vulnerabilities http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/senate-offices-getting-new-system-track-vulnerabilities-their-websites/106674/The Senate wants commercial, off-the-shelf software to scan, identify and help resolve vulnerabilities across 140 different Senate office websites.Jack MooreWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:22:44 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/senate-offices-getting-new-system-track-vulnerabilities-their-websites/106674/CybersecurityBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comEXCLUSIVE: Energy Department Gets New CIOhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/energy-department-gets-new-cio/106668/Michael Johnson, an official with the White House science office, is stepping into the role.Frank KonkelWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:42:23 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/energy-department-gets-new-cio/106668/CIO BriefingEnergy DepartmentRollout of New CIO Powers Could be 'Uneven,' DOJ CIO Sayshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/fitara-implementation-will-be-uneven-says-doj-cio/106593/At a recent conference, Justice Department Chief Information Officer Joe Klimavicz said some agencies will be quicker to enact the federal IT reform.Mohana RavindranathTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/fitara-implementation-will-be-uneven-says-doj-cio/106593/CIO Briefingdencg/Shutterstock.comWere Clinton's Personal Emails an Open Door to Hackers?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/were-clintons-personal-emails-open-door-hackers/106608/Beyond the transparency concerns, security experts wonder whether the former secretary of state’s emails were protected from foreign hackers.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:10:20 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/were-clintons-personal-emails-open-door-hackers/106608/Cybersecurityxtock/Shutterstock.comWhy US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/why-us-officials-stopped-talking-about-cyberwar/106599/A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.Bruce Schneier, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:31:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/why-us-officials-stopped-talking-about-cyberwar/106599/DefenseTammy54/Shutterstock.comWhat Clinton's Email Habits Reveal About Federal Records Lawshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/three-things-you-should-know-about/106566/Federal regulations don’t outright ban the use of personal email accounts to conduct official government business.Hallie GoldenTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:25:07 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/three-things-you-should-know-about/106566/CIO BriefingBebeto Matthews/APFeds Say They Finally Have a Database of Every Cyber Job in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/Federal cyberwarriors hail from more than 100 different job categories scattered across agencies.Jack MooreTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms and Dadshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leaveRebecca Grant, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEdyta Pawlowska/Shutterstock.comWhy Big Data Gets a Bad Rap in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/big-data-good-bad-and-opportunities/106548/Believe it or not, big data is not all fire and brimstone, surveillance and mass spying.Frank KonkelTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:55 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/big-data-good-bad-and-opportunities/106548/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techfaithie/Shutterstock.com