Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400Human Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crashhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/human-trust-overpowered-high-tech-security-german-air-plane-crash/108592/Experts say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.Aliya SternsteinThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/human-trust-overpowered-high-tech-security-german-air-plane-crash/108592/DefenseRescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015.Laurent Cipriani/APTech Alone Can’t Solve Government’s Customer Experience Clunkers http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/tech-fixes-governments-customer-experience-clunkers/108553/Still, the biggest challenge to the government improving its customer experience still lies with people, not tech, experts say.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/tech-fixes-governments-customer-experience-clunkers/108553/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techvenimo/Shutterstock.comHouse Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fearshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-cybersecurity-bill-despite-surveillance-fears/108544/The Intelligence Committee unanimously passed its information-sharing bill Thursday.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:50:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-cybersecurity-bill-despite-surveillance-fears/108544/CybersecurityMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.com'You're Playing God with the Internet!' Republican Shouts at FCC Chiefhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/youre-playing-god-internet-republican-shouts-fcc-chief/108541/Rep. Louie Gohmert lashes out over net neutrality regulations.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:17:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/youre-playing-god-internet-republican-shouts-fcc-chief/108541/Emerging TechRep. Louie Gohmert, R-TexasCarolyn Kaster/AP File PhotoCyber Social Network Launches http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/using-social-networking-strengthen-countrys-cybersecurity/108472/A new website fusing elements of Facebook and LinkedIn aims to help cybersecurity workers hone their skills and employers get a bead on new talent.Hallie GoldenThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/using-social-networking-strengthen-countrys-cybersecurity/108472/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com5 Tips for Data Management from Federal Leadershttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/tips-data-management-federal-leaders/108478/A few federal data leaders shared their thoughts at a recent panel on financial regulation.Mohana RavindranathThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:29:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/tips-data-management-federal-leaders/108478/Big DataHerrBullermann/Shutterstock.comHuddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest to Get FedRAMP Seal of Approvalhttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/03/huddles-collaborative-cloud-offering-latest-get-fedramp-seal-approval/108529/The company's secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet FedRAMP security standards.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:49:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/03/huddles-collaborative-cloud-offering-latest-get-fedramp-seal-approval/108529/Cloudnobeastsofierce/Shutterstock.comBlackBerry Is About to Hit Bottomhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/blackberry-about-hit-bottom/108499/BlackBerry’s turnaround strategy -- focusing on software as its smartphone business has declined -- has not been pretty. But the worst may be here.Dan Frommer, QuartzThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/blackberry-about-hit-bottom/108499/MobileBlackberry's Executive Chairman and CEO John ChenManu Fernandez/APNASA’s Opportunity Rover Completes a Martian Marathonhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/nasas-opportunity-rover-completes-martian-marathon/108496/The Mars probe is the first human-made vehicle to travel 26.2 miles on a non-Earth planet.Nicholas St. Fleur, The AtlanticThu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/nasas-opportunity-rover-completes-martian-marathon/108496/Emerging Tech A self-portrait that was taken by the NASA rover Opportunity weeks before its tenth landing anniversary on Mars. NASA/APHouse Advances Bill to Combat Cyberthefthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-bill-combat-cybertheft/108493/This issue is a top priority for Obama, but Democrats worry the bill doesn’t do enough to protect private data.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-bill-combat-cybertheft/108493/CybersecurityRep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.Chris Usher, CBS News/APThe Smartest Hackers in the Room (Hint: They're Not the Humans)http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/smartest-hackers-room-or-these-are-smartest-hackers-world/108466/The $2 million “Cyber Grand Challenge” pits hacker-fighting software against malicious code programmed by Pentagon personnel.Aliya SternsteinWed, 25 Mar 2015 17:48:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/smartest-hackers-room-or-these-are-smartest-hackers-world/108466/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comIndustry Sells Congress on Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/industry-sells-congress-internet-things-job-creator/108367/During a House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce meeting, lawmakers considered how the Internet of Things could move beyond consumer products.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:25:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/industry-sells-congress-internet-things-job-creator/108367/Emerging Techa-image/Shutterstock.comNew CIO Talks Federal IT Reform: Making FITARA Stick is Job No. 1http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-cio-talks-federal-it-reform-making-fitara-stick-job-no-1/108454/Since Tony Scott joined the administration last month, he’s been on a whirlwind tour, meeting CIOs and other agency officials, congressional backers of the law and outside groups to get their take on implementing IT reform.Jack MooreWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:10:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-cio-talks-federal-it-reform-making-fitara-stick-job-no-1/108454/CIO BriefingFederal CIO Tony ScottBethesda AFCEAIdeas for the New White House Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/Here are six items for the new White House chief digital's officer's to-do list.Luke FretwellWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/News - Tech InsiderWhitehouse.gov House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislationhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-panel-tries-ease-privacy-fears-new-cybersecurity-legislation/108373/The House Intelligence Committee will introduce an information-sharing bill Tuesday, amid worries it may bolster NSA surveillanceDustin Volz, National JournalWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:09:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-panel-tries-ease-privacy-fears-new-cybersecurity-legislation/108373/CybersecurityRep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.Charles Dharapak/APSenate Passes Resolution for National Strategy on Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/senate-passes-resolution-national-strategy-internet-things/108358/The resolution commits the nation to incentivizing the development of the Internet of Things.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:49:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/senate-passes-resolution-national-strategy-internet-things/108358/Emerging TechSen. Deb Fisher, R- Neb.Nati Harnik/APWhite House Picks Former Twitter Exec as First Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/Jason Goldman steps into the inaugural role at the White House, beginning April 6.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comDoes the Customer Know Best When it Comes to Federal Services?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-customer-know-best-when-it-comes-federal-services/108346/After the HealthCare.gov implosion, the federal government learned the hard way the importance of customer experience.Frank KonkelTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-customer-know-best-when-it-comes-federal-services/108346/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user O'Reilly ConferencesNew Federal CIO’s Mission: ‘Landing the Plane’ http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-federal-cios-mission-landing-plane/108319/Tony Scott says he’s focusing on finishing the job envisioned by his predecessors, not wiping the slate clean and starting anew.Jack MooreTue, 24 Mar 2015 16:12:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-federal-cios-mission-landing-plane/108319/CIO BriefingVMwareAgencies Waited Nearly a Month and a Half to Fix High-Threat Vulnerabilitieshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/agencies-waited-nearly-month-and-half-fix-high-threat-vulnerabilities/108232/Initial "anti-phishing" and malware defense reports show the mean time for dealing with "high findings" flagged by vulnerability scans was 42 days.Aliya SternsteinTue, 24 Mar 2015 16:08:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/agencies-waited-nearly-month-and-half-fix-high-threat-vulnerabilities/108232/CybersecurityEugene Sergeev/Shutterstock.comInternet Providers Sue to Kill Net Neutralityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/internet-providers-sue-kill-net-neutrality/108277/The first legal shots have been fired in the battle over Internet regulation.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 24 Mar 2015 12:15:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/internet-providers-sue-kill-net-neutrality/108277/CIO BriefingFederal Communications Commision Chairman Tom Wheeler Lauren Victoria Burke/APSteve Wozniak Says World Domination by Robots Could be Thwarted by Simple Physicshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/steve-wozniak-says-world-domination-robots-could-be-thwarted-simple-physics/108280/Several prominent scientists worry about the rise of artificial intelligence and robots, and about humanity’s place in the world if robots take over.Mike Murphy, QuartzTue, 24 Mar 2015 12:08:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/steve-wozniak-says-world-domination-robots-could-be-thwarted-simple-physics/108280/Emerging Techjosefkubes/Shutterstock.comFTC Launches Investigative Arm to Tackle Internet of Things, Big Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/ftc-launching-technological-investigative-arm-its-agency/108214/The new office aims to address all consumer technological risks, according to Chief Technologist Ashkan Soltani.Hallie GoldenMon, 23 Mar 2015 17:51:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/ftc-launching-technological-investigative-arm-its-agency/108214/CIO BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.comFederal CIO Council Named 'Worst' in Open Government http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/federal-cio-council-named-worst-open-government/108199/This is the council's second time winning the Rosemary Award, named after Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods, who erased 18.5 minutes of a Watergate tape.Mohana RavindranathMon, 23 Mar 2015 16:53:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/federal-cio-council-named-worst-open-government/108199/CIO BriefingHillary Clinton answers questions at a news conference at the United Nations, Tuesday, March 10, 2015.Richard Drew/APAgencies Need Broadband Today – Why Wait for NS2020?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/agencies-need-broadband-today-why-wait-ns2020/108172/Much of the emerging technology agencies need today is already available under the GSA Schedule.Tony BardoMon, 23 Mar 2015 13:38:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/agencies-need-broadband-today-why-wait-ns2020/108172/News - Tech Insiderasharkyu/Shutterstock.com