Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:49 -0400How SpaceX Leapfrogged NASA and Became a Serious Space Companyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/how-spacex-leapfrogged-nasa-and-became-serious-space-company/96995/SpaceX has a chance at beating the aerospace giant Boeing to be the first private company to fly humans into orbit.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/how-spacex-leapfrogged-nasa-and-became-serious-space-company/96995/Emerging TechElon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, walks down the steps while introducing the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship.Jae C. Hong/APEx-Wife of Former Cop Allegedly Used Mobile Spyware for ID Fraud Rackethttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ex-wife-former-cop-allegedly-used-mobile-spyware-id-fraud-racket/97097/Her secret cellphone recordings are evidence in the case against a one-time California local police commander.Nextgov StaffWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ex-wife-former-cop-allegedly-used-mobile-spyware-id-fraud-racket/97097/CybersecurityPavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.comNOAA Considers Whether to Ax Employee Accused of Breaching Army Dam Fileshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/noaa-considers-whether-axe-employee-accused-breaching-army-dam-files/97094/Hydrologist Xiafen Chen was arrested at work for supposedly stealing sensitive, restricted information on critical infrastructure.Aliya SternsteinTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/noaa-considers-whether-axe-employee-accused-breaching-army-dam-files/97094/CybersecurityA view of the recently completed Portugues Dam. The dam, located near Ponce, Puerto Rico, is designed to reduce the impacts of flooding along the Portugues River.US ArmyCan the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together? http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/The full promise of the DATA Act won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Jennifer BelissentTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/News - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.comA Snowden Journalist Is Going to Work for the Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/snowden-journalist-going-work-government/97037/Ashkan Soltani will be the new chief technologist for the FTC.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/snowden-journalist-going-work-government/97037/DefenseFlickr user Data DaysAn Ode to the White House Website, Circa 1995http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/ode-white-house-website-circa-1995/97031/It’s a site to behold.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:07:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/ode-white-house-website-circa-1995/97031/CIO Briefing Vacclav/Shutterstock.comVA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functionshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-introduces-google-medical-record-search-functions/97064/The new user interface includes patient “newsfeed."Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-introduces-google-medical-record-search-functions/97064/Defense - What's BrewinAndrei Orlov/Shutterstock.comIRS Agrees It Wastes Money on Software -- But Not That Muchhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/irs-agrees-it-wastes-money-software-not-much/97022/Agency CTO disputes IG findings but agrees to manage licenses better.Rebecca CarrollTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/irs-agrees-it-wastes-money-software-not-much/97022/CIO BriefingJ. David Ake/APHanford Waste Contractors Refuse to Cooperate with IG http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/hanford-waste-contractors-refuse-cooperate-ig/97034/Sen. McCaskill slams stonewalling.Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/hanford-waste-contractors-refuse-cooperate-ig/97034/CIO BriefingSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.Lauren Victoria Burke/APHere’s Everything a Hacker Can Learn About You from Coffee Shop Wi-Fihttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/heres-everything-hacker-can-learn-about-you-coffee-shop-wi-fi/96983/Over public networks, the barrier to your personal details is pretty darn low.Kabir Chibber, QuartzTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/heres-everything-hacker-can-learn-about-you-coffee-shop-wi-fi/96983/CybersecurityChaloemphan/Shutterstock.comWhere in the World Does the Internet ‘Sleep?’http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/where-world-does-internet-sleep/96989/A peek at the global rhythm of Internet usage.Laura Bliss, CityLabTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:32:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/where-world-does-internet-sleep/96989/Big DataToria/Shutterstock.comFeds Use New 3-D Printer to Create Bomb-Sniffing Artificial Dog Noseshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/why-feds-will-3-d-print-bomb-sniffing-dog-noses-new-229k-machine/96929/Dog noses have about 50 times as many olfactory receptors as humans.Rebecca CarrollMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:10:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/why-feds-will-3-d-print-bomb-sniffing-dog-noses-new-229k-machine/96929/Emerging TechVishnevskiy Vasily/Shutterstock.comThe Number of Industries Getting Classified Cyberthreat Tips from DHS Has Doubled Since Julyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/number-industries-getting-classified-cyberthreat-tips-dhs-has-doubled-july/96923/The banking, chemical, water, information technology and transportation sectors all recently joined.Aliya SternsteinMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:34:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/number-industries-getting-classified-cyberthreat-tips-dhs-has-doubled-july/96923/CybersecurityFinchen/Shutterstock.comIs the Chinese Government Hacking Every iPhone in the Country?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/chinese-government-hacking-every-iphone-country/96914/China has an estimated 100 million iPhone users, and all of them could be vulnerableHeather Timmons, QuartzMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:50:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/chinese-government-hacking-every-iphone-country/96914/MobilePeople line up to enter a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Andy Wong/AP File PhotoThis Tech Giant Thinks Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem is Overstatedhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/tech-giant-thinks-silicon-valleys-diversity-overstated/96917/He cites that demand for talent is so high, that any logical company will go anywhere to get it.Max Nisen, QuartzMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:37:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/10/tech-giant-thinks-silicon-valleys-diversity-overstated/96917/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceFlickr user JD LasicaMobile Devices Will Transform How Government Fieldwork Gets Donehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/how-mobile-devices-are-transforning-government-field-work/96893/IPads and iPhones can do more than make field workers more efficient in creating reports and reducing paperwork.Ian BakerMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:08:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/how-mobile-devices-are-transforning-government-field-work/96893/MobileTATSIANAMA/Shutterstock.comNavy Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email from Dell in $2.1M Dealhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/navy-will-get-its-microsoft-cloud-email-dell-21m-deal/96896/The Navy sees hundreds of millions of dollars in savings over the Next Generation Enterprise Network.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:43:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/navy-will-get-its-microsoft-cloud-email-dell-21m-deal/96896/Defenseliravega/Shutterstock.comIntelink Sets Up Ebola Websitehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/intelink-sets-ebola-website/96899/Effort is focused on open source reporting.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/intelink-sets-ebola-website/96899/Defense - What's BrewinA medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoFCC Wants to Upgrade Your Phone to 5Ghttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/fcc-wants-upgrade-your-phone-5g/96890/The agency is looking into the next generation of wireless technology, which could make phones a thousand times faster.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:33:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/fcc-wants-upgrade-your-phone-5g/96890/MobileMacrovector/Shutterstock.comFacebook Scolds Federal Authorities Over Fake Accounthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/facebook-scolds-federal-authorities-over-fake-account/96887/The social network accused DEA of threatening "the integrity of our community" by pretending to be a New York woman on the site.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/facebook-scolds-federal-authorities-over-fake-account/96887/Big Dataantb/Shutterstock.comCorrupted Ads Hijack Viewers of Popular YouTube Music Videohttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/corrupted-ads-hijack-viewers-popular-youtube-music-video/96842/"Ransomware" hosted on a hacked Polish site then tries to hold the user’s computer hostage.Nextgov StaffMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/corrupted-ads-hijack-viewers-popular-youtube-music-video/96842/CybersecurityGil C/Shutterstock.comGetting Health Info to Low-Income Cellphone Usershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/The digital divide is shrinking; useful apps aren’t keeping pace.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 17:11:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techalexmillos/Shutterstock.comHackers ‘Sandworm’ NATO, Incite Pakistan-India Cyber-rattling and Save Nude Snapchatshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-sandworm-nato-incite-pakistan-india-cyber-rattling-and-save-nude-snapchats/96806/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-sandworm-nato-incite-pakistan-india-cyber-rattling-and-save-nude-snapchats/96806/Cybersecurityscyther5/Shutterstock.comIs Big Data the Solution to VA’s Health Care Woes?http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/The key to more proactive patient care is lots and lots of data.Mark Byers Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:27:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/big-data-solution-vas-health-care-woes/96776/Health - Health IT everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhat ‘America’s Data Agency’ Should Be Doing With Its Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/what-americas-data-agency-should-be-doing-its-data/96797/Lessons from an open data roundtable at the Commerce Department.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 16:22:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/what-americas-data-agency-should-be-doing-its-data/96797/Big Dataxtock/Shutterstock.com