Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 28 May 2015 09:48:11 -0400DARPA Wants Technology That Could Help Troops See Through Walls particles used to create photographs carry lots of information about their surroundings, but traditional imaging systems only gather a fraction of it, according to DARPA.Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 09:48:11 -0400 TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOther Agencies Use Same Log-on Procedures as Exploited IRS Site IRS hack is raising questions about once tried-and-true identity-protection measures.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 May 2015 18:58:56 -0400 Wants to Make It Easier to Block Annoying Robocalls commission plans to tighten its rules on telemarketing.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 18:06:42 -0400 A Robot That Can't Be Stopped research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 17:56:26 -0400 TechAntoine Cully / Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityWhat to Expect at Google's I/O Conference takes on the Internet of Things.Caitlin FairchildWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:25 -0400 walk past the Android booth on the floor at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco.Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoSpaceX Has Broken the Monopoly on US National Security Launches move is another milestone in the development of SpaceX from start up to a legitimate aerospace company.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 -0400 Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.John Raoux/APInbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000: A Unified Theory are two types of people in the world: those with hundreds of unread messages, and those who can’t relax until their inboxes are cleared out.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 -0400 Briefing - Wired Workplacekpatyhka/Shutterstock.comThe Future of the Patriot Act Depends on the Votes of These 10 Senators the USA Freedom Act comes to another vote, these are the senators to watch.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 13:19:47 -0400 Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act.Senate TV/APAmericans Are, by Far, Hackers’ Favorite Credit-Card Fraud Targets half of all the credit card fraud around the world occurs in the U.S., even though America accounts for only about a quarter of the global card volume.Shelly Banjo, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 13:01:10 -0400 Department Recruits Former Google Exec Davidson is expected to help lead Commerce’s work on issues related to the digital economy and Internet policyHallie GoldenWed, 27 May 2015 12:32:58 -0400 BriefingFormer Google executive Alan DavidsonAlex Brandon/APDHS Seeks Input on Public-Private Cyber Sharing Groups Sharing Analysis Organizations are to be formed based on sector, sub-sector or region, and overseen by a standards board.Mohana RavindranathWed, 27 May 2015 12:20:17 -0400 Your Calendar: Nextgov Prime Coming Sept. 9 Prime: Gov2020: Technology and Government of Tomorrow will take place Sept. 9 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.Nextgov StaffWed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400 Continues Facing Onslaught of Cyberattacks Department of Veterans Affairs blocked more than 1 billion cyber threats in April.Mohana RavindranathTue, 26 May 2015 18:17:10 -0400 Briefing Mopic/Shutterstock.comIRS Says Cybercriminals Nabbed Info on 100K Taxpayers sends warning to 200,000 taxpayers, half of whom will be credit monitored.Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 May 2015 18:02:58 -0400 Images/Shutterstock.comAre Government Records Management Practices in Peril? evidence of the lack of progress in records management continues to mount.Frank KonkelTue, 26 May 2015 18:01:11 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techgibleho/Shutterstock.comNASA Wants to Help Propel Space Tech Past ‘Tipping Point’ infusion of NASA cash could help propel these technologies into viable commercial applications.Hallie GoldenTue, 26 May 2015 17:59:39 -0400 TechNASA wants its technology to be used by more people than just astronauts.NASAVideo: NASA's Path to Mars will need more than just Google Maps to get us there.Caitlin FairchildTue, 26 May 2015 17:02:22 -0400 TechThe Hubble Space Telescope's sharpest view ever of the Red Planet.NASANSA Starts to Shut Down Mass-Spying Program said the White House was being "disingenuous" by threatening to shutter the surveillance program. "That process has begun," an official said.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 26 May 2015 11:29:23 -0400 The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotoNSA Tests Out Smartphones that Recognize Handwriting Motion National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology, according to the tool’s manufacturer.Aliya SternsteinMon, 25 May 2015 19:00:00 -0400 Has Space Experts Worried About an Extraterrestrial Land Grab to make money in space are missing one of the fundamental ingredients to any business: property rights.Tim Fernholz, QuartzSun, 24 May 2015 16:00:00 -0400 Zh./Shutterstock.comGoogle Wants to Make Creepy Bunny Robots to Talk to Your Kids’s patent application suggests it wants to build a device with cameras and audio sensors that could determine when someone is looking at it and follow voice commands to control other internet-connected devices.Mike Murphy, QuartzSat, 23 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400 Techvladimir salman/Shutterstock.comHouse OKs Bill to Promote ‘Exascale’ Supercomputing bill would require the Energy Department to research supercomputing technology, especially for reducing power consumption.Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 14:26:22 -0400 TechThe Cray XT Jaguar features more than 224,000 processing cores, each with 2 gigabytes of local memory.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryWatch the Energy Secretary Test Drive a 3-D-Printed Car Moniz got behind the wheel of a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra.Caitlin FairchildFri, 22 May 2015 13:44:09 -0400 TechEnergy DepartmentBolstering CX in Government Makes 'Fundamental Business Sense' government has nowhere to go but up in terms of providing customer service on par with top private sector organizations.Frank KonkelFri, 22 May 2015 13:36:56 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comPentagon Kills $475M Cyber Contract solicitation would have outsourced support for cyberspying and network attacks against foreigners, as well as the defense of military networks.Aliya SternsteinFri, 22 May 2015 13:07:32 -0400