Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:40:06 -0400White House Details ‘Cyber Sprint’ Progress, Says Congress Needs to Lift Sequester for Security Improvements White House released the overdue progress report on agency cybersecurity improvements following the massive OPM hack.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:40:06 -0400 Chief Information Officer Tony Scott testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015, during a hearing on Federal Cybersecurity and the Susan Walsh/APObama Says Customer Experience is a Big Deal. Is it? recent years, the White House has prioritized customer experience as a pillar for government success.Frank KonkelFri, 31 Jul 2015 16:57:43 -0400 BriefingObama appeared on The Daily Show July 21Comedy CentralVA Embraces Virtual Care, Testing Bluetooth Hearing Aids, more VA services will be delivered virtually, Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said during a recent keynote.Mohana RavindranathFri, 31 Jul 2015 14:33:08 -0400 TechVA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks. (AP File Photo/Matt York)DOD Official to Industry: We Need Fitness Tracking Software, Not New Devices tracking software could help military patients recover from injuries, Col. Deydre Teyhen said.Mohana RavindranathFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:53:55 -0400 - Health ITBsWei/Shutterstock.comContractor Group: Start Offering OPM Hack Victims ID Protection -- Now should immediately provide all affected employees with the 18 months of free credit monitoring offered to victims of the first breach, PSC argues.Hallie GoldenFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:38:59 -0400 Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comControversial Cyber Bill Could Come Up for Senate Vote Next Week Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would make it easier for companies to share information about cyberthreats with the government.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 31 Jul 2015 11:37:39 -0400 Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)DHS Secretary OKs Bill to Monitor Federal Networks would let Homeland Security see other agency's Internet traffic to find and block intruders, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson says.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Jul 2015 09:55:56 -0400 Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2015, during a ceremony to sign a preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Trade Group Collecting Tips on Federal Cybersecurity for White House plans to take its recommendations to the White House, the CIO and the Federal CIO Council.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:28:42 -0400 BriefingTanarch/Shutterstock.comVideo: Curious about Windows 10? Here Are the Features You Need to Know's latest offering could make the workday a breeze.Caitlin FairchildThu, 30 Jul 2015 16:09:39 -0400 TechMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella demonstrates new features of new OS Windows 10Elaine Thompson/APWhite House Gets Superserious about Supercomputing new order directs agencies within the federal government to work together -- and with the private sector -- on high-performance computers.Mohana RavindranathThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:32:45 -0400 TechThe Energy Department's Titan SupercomputerOak Ridge National Laboratory4 Myths of Citizen Experience is required for success is to abandon old myths and fundamentally shift our thinking.Josh PlaskoffThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:03:24 -0400 - Tech Insidervenimo/Shutterstock.comFake Data Sets Could Safeguard Privacy datasets allow researchers to study social systems without compromising individual identities—but how reliable is the information they’re using?Viviane Callier, The AtlanticThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:54:39 -0400 Kabakou/Shutterstock.comConsumers Rant to FCC about Net Neutrality have filed complaints against Comcast, AT&T and other Internet service providers.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:44:19 -0400 BriefingFCC Chairman Tom WheelerLauren Victoria Burke/APThere's Now an X-Ray Pill You Can Swallow new development could make important medical procedures like colonoscopies a little less invasive.Mike Murphy, QuartzThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:26:48 -0400 Girl/Shutterstock.comBill to Let DHS Monitor Internet Traffic on Government Systems Advances federal data security upgrade would the agency closer to the center of cybersecurity operations.Aliya SternsteinThu, 30 Jul 2015 10:01:07 -0400 view of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center before remarks by President Barack Obama, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Arlington, Va. Obama renewed his call for Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation, including a proposal tHouse Talks 'Internet of Things,' Data Privacy discussed how data could be both useful to consumers -- and also a potentially risky asset.Mohana RavindranathWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:57:37 -0400 TechRep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.Lauren Victoria Burke/APVideo: How Android Phones Can Be Hacked With One Text 95 percent of Android users are at risk.Caitlin FairchildWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:55:11 -0400 Dolgikh/Shutterstock.comShadow IT on the Rise But Feds Unsure How to Tackle Security Risks federal technology decision-makers say they see widespread use of shadow IT in their agency, but consider themselves Ill-equipped to handle its accompanying security risks.Hallie GoldenWed, 29 Jul 2015 16:45:39 -0400 S./Shutterstock.comUPDATED: Leidos Wins Massive Pentagon Health Care Records Contract Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s base value is $4.3 billion over 10 years, with an expected 18-year lifecycle value of $9 billion.Frank KonkelWed, 29 Jul 2015 15:32:29 -0400 possible/Shutterstock.comWhite House Preps New Cyber Policy Dealing with Federal Contractors proposal, which could be published as early as today, follows hacks at two background checkers that compromised the security of personnel who handle U.S. secrets.Aliya SternsteinWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:56:58 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comWhy Science Students Need to Think Outside the Lab students miss the most important education of all: how to relate their specialization to others in an increasingly interconnected world.Susan D. Gillespie, Kevin S. Jones, and Sophia Krzys Acord, QuartzWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:20:57 -0400 TechSergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comCongress Running Out of Time on Cyber Bill hurdles remain for the Senate's proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:07:14 -0400 Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-TexasSusan Walsh/APWhite House Nixes Edward Snowden Pardon Request“Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it.”Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:01:37 -0400 U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.Charles Platiau/APWill Digital Service Funding Survive Congressional Penny Pinching? Senate appropriations committee last week approved an annual spending measure that would grant USDS just one-third of the new funding President Barack Obama requested to scale up the team.Jack MooreWed, 29 Jul 2015 12:45:55 -0400 BriefingAllison Herreid/Shutterstock.comThe Future-Forward Cybersecurity Fix U.S. government is playing catch-up on security primarily because it has not been able to keep up with the advances in technology over the last decade.Chris EdwardsWed, 29 Jul 2015 10:06:34 -0400 - Tech Insider