Nextgov - All Content 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 Crash 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 -0400 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, 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 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techvenimo/Shutterstock.comHouse Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fears Intelligence Committee unanimously passed its information-sharing bill Thursday.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:50:04 -0400 Kabakou/'You're Playing God with the Internet!' Republican Shouts at FCC Chief Louie Gohmert lashes out over net neutrality regulations.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:17:27 -0400 TechRep. Louie Gohmert, R-TexasCarolyn Kaster/AP File PhotoCyber Social Network Launches 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 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.com5 Tips for Data Management from Federal Leaders few federal data leaders shared their thoughts at a recent panel on financial regulation.Mohana RavindranathThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:29:32 -0400 DataHerrBullermann/Shutterstock.comHuddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest to Get FedRAMP Seal of Approval company's secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet FedRAMP security standards.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:49:24 -0400 Is About to Hit Bottom’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 -0400's Executive Chairman and CEO John ChenManu Fernandez/APNASA’s Opportunity Rover Completes a Martian Marathon 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 -0400 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 Cybertheft 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 -0400 Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.Chris Usher, CBS News/APThe Smartest Hackers in the Room (Hint: They're Not the Humans) $2 million “Cyber Grand Challenge” pits hacker-fighting software against malicious code programmed by Pentagon personnel.Aliya SternsteinWed, 25 Mar 2015 17:48:26 -0400 Sells Congress on Internet of Things 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 -0400 Techa-image/Shutterstock.comNew CIO Talks Federal IT Reform: Making FITARA Stick is Job No. 1 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 -0400 BriefingFederal CIO Tony ScottBethesda AFCEAIdeas for the New White House Chief Digital Officer are six items for the new White House chief digital's officer's to-do list.Luke FretwellWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 -0400 - Tech House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislation 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 -0400 Devin Nunes, R-Calif.Charles Dharapak/APSenate Passes Resolution for National Strategy on Internet of Things resolution commits the nation to incentivizing the development of the Internet of Things.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:49:28 -0400 TechSen. Deb Fisher, R- Neb.Nati Harnik/APWhite House Picks Former Twitter Exec as First Chief Digital Officer Goldman steps into the inaugural role at the White House, beginning April 6.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:54 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comDoes the Customer Know Best When it Comes to Federal Services? the implosion, the federal government learned the hard way the importance of customer experience.Frank KonkelTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:55 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user O'Reilly ConferencesNew Federal CIO’s Mission: ‘Landing the Plane’ 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 -0400 BriefingVMwareAgencies Waited Nearly a Month and a Half to Fix High-Threat Vulnerabilities "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 -0400 Sergeev/Shutterstock.comInternet Providers Sue to Kill Net Neutrality first legal shots have been fired in the battle over Internet regulation.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 24 Mar 2015 12:15:57 -0400 BriefingFederal Communications Commision Chairman Tom Wheeler Lauren Victoria Burke/APSteve Wozniak Says World Domination by Robots Could be Thwarted by Simple Physics 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 -0400 Techjosefkubes/Shutterstock.comFTC Launches Investigative Arm to Tackle Internet of Things, Big Data new office aims to address all consumer technological risks, according to Chief Technologist Ashkan Soltani.Hallie GoldenMon, 23 Mar 2015 17:51:35 -0400 BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.comFederal CIO Council Named 'Worst' in Open Government 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 -0400 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? of the emerging technology agencies need today is already available under the GSA Schedule.Tony BardoMon, 23 Mar 2015 13:38:58 -0400 - Tech Insiderasharkyu/