Nextgov - All Content 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 You 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 -0500 Adds Social Media Whiz to Team new director for digital media and strategy will revamp DOD's communication via social media.Hallie GoldenThu, 05 Mar 2015 16:46:32 -0500 Secretary Ash CarterManuel Balce Ceneta/AP4 Things to Know about the Federal IT Budget Proposal 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 -0500 BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comGAO: CMS Isn't Doing Enough to Address Failures the botched 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 -0500 - Health ITGil C/Shutterstock.comSorry Consumers, Companies Have Little Incentive to Invest in Better Cybersecurity 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 -0500 New US Net Neutrality Rules Are Shaping the Internet Worldwide 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 -0500 Briefingpeterfactors/Shutterstock.comDoes the Focus on Snowden Undermine Surveillance Reform Discussions? headlines and narratives overshadow the importance of the Snowden leaks in understanding U.S. government surveillance.Frank KonkelThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:33:31 -0500 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? government email accounts are no locked fortresses, and some shirk key federal security regulations.Aliya SternsteinThu, 05 Mar 2015 09:08:38 -0500 Matthews/AP File PhotoHouse Committee Prods Energy Department to Use More Supercomputers 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 -0500 TechThe Energy Department's Jaguar SupercomputerOak Ridge National LaboratoryVideo: Open Data and a More Effective, More Efficient Government fourth installment in our collaboration with Socrata's Open Data TV.Caitlin FairchildWed, 04 Mar 2015 17:07:01 -0500 Dataphipatbig/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department Launches Private Sector Data Brain Trust 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 -0500 BriefingCommerce Secretary Penny PritzkerJ. Scott Applewhite/APSome Smartphone Apps Have to Be Cleared by the FDA with a medical purpose need some approvalDr. Corinna Lathan, QuartzWed, 04 Mar 2015 16:10:10 -0500 Don’t Have to Know How to Code to Make it Big in Tech 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 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceMark Lennihan/APFISMA by the Numbers: The Biggest Cyber Threats at These 5 Agencies incidents targeting federal agencies are on the rise.Caitlin Fairchild and Jack MooreWed, 04 Mar 2015 14:54:05 -0500 Wasserman/Shutterstock.comTime is Running Out to Reform NSA Mass Surveillance 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 -0500 Luis Magana/APMore Security Fears Surround Clinton’s 'Homebrew' Email Server“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 -0500 Secretary of State Hillary ClintonCarolyn Kaster/APSenate Offices Want New System to Track Website Vulnerabilities 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 -0500 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comEXCLUSIVE: Energy Department Gets New CIO Johnson, an official with the White House science office, is stepping into the role.Frank KonkelWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:42:23 -0500 BriefingEnergy DepartmentRollout of New CIO Powers Could be 'Uneven,' DOJ CIO Says 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 -0500 Briefingdencg/Shutterstock.comWere Clinton's Personal Emails an Open Door to Hackers? 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 -0500 US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar' 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 -0500 Clinton's Email Habits Reveal About Federal Records Laws regulations don’t outright ban the use of personal email accounts to conduct official government business.Hallie GoldenTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:25:07 -0500 BriefingBebeto Matthews/APFeds Say They Finally Have a Database of Every Cyber Job in Government cyberwarriors hail from more than 100 different job categories scattered across agencies.Jack MooreTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:59 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms and Dads look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leaveRebecca Grant, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:08 -0500 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEdyta Pawlowska/Shutterstock.comWhy Big Data Gets a Bad Rap in Government it or not, big data is not all fire and brimstone, surveillance and mass spying.Frank KonkelTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:55 -0500 Tech - Emerging Techfaithie/