Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:15 -0400For White House Cyber Czar, Being Called a 'Total n00b' Just Comes with the Territory the flap over recent comments, Michael Daniel remains focused on cybersecurity’s human factor.Jack MooreFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:15 -0400 House Cybersecurity Czar Michael DanielAnn Heisenfelt/APHackers Compromise iPhone Ads, Go Incognito 12 Years in Europe, and Infect Bloggers another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:03:06 -0400 C/Shutterstock.comContracting Officers: Take a Look, It's in a Book"The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."Rebecca CarrollFri, 19 Sep 2014 15:11:22 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechHouse Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.,J. Scott Applewhite/APGAO: Joint Basing Does Not Increase Efficiency one-quarter of joint bases consolidated IT systems.Bob BrewinFri, 19 Sep 2014 15:01:20 -0400 Col. Thomas Brittain, left, and Air Force Col. Kenny Weldon walk away from the new headquarters sign after a ceremony marking attainment of initial operational capability for Joint Base Lewis-McChord.Defense DepartmentHome Depot Announces Hackers Stole 56 Million Credit and Debit Cards size of the cyberattack exceeds the one that hit Target during last year’s holiday-shopping season.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 19 Sep 2014 11:52:54 -0400 Yechikov/Shutterstock.comNCI Seals $41 Million Deal to Support Army Cyber Ops provide NETCOM synchronized and secure information operations for missions.Aliya SternsteinFri, 19 Sep 2014 09:09:26 -0400 Staffer Sent Hospitalwide Email Detailing Vet’s Suicide can leak medical information, but providers cannot respond to allegations.Nextgov Staff, Government ExecutiveFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:57:50 -0400 Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix, Arizona. Matt York/APUS CIO Steven VanRoekel Steps Down his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the Ebola epidemic.Jack MooreFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:48:38 -0400 BriefingJ. Scott Applewhite/APDC Seeks First 'Civic Hacker in Residence' developer will help improve access to public data by using open-source tools.Michael Grass, Government ExecutiveThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:32:14 -0400 DataD.C. Council General Counsel V. David ZvenyachMichael Grass/Govexec.comBoosting Hispanic Share of Tech Workforce Could be Key to Closing STEM gap the young demographic grows, public-private partnerships are working to place Hispanic millennials in one of the country's fastest-growing fields.Janie Boschma, National JournalThu, 18 Sep 2014 16:34:45 -0400 Briefing - Wired Workplace Alexander Raths/Shutterstock.comOfficials Pulled Code From GitHub Because of ‘Bashing’ release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.Rebecca CarrollThu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:37 -0400 Tech - Emerging Techscyther5/Shutterstock.comBreached Server Still Had Default Password did not compromise any data or personal information, DHS official tells Congress.Rebecca CarrollThu, 18 Sep 2014 14:36:55 -0400 to Decide Whether to Tax Your Internet price of surfing the Web—or buying things online—could soon go up.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:14:50 -0400 BriefingOtnaYdur/Shutterstock.comUncle Sam Drops $3M in Grants to Kill the Password alternatives to be tested include smartphone SIM cards and driver's licenses.Aliya Sternstein and Jack MooreThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:38 -0400 A Jackson/Shutterstock.comThis Is Why We Don’t Have Meaningful Cybersecurity Legislation Yet issue of governing the multidimensional virtual world is rather complex.Dr. Vincent BerkThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kabakou/Shutterstock.comTodd Park Subpoenaed to Testify on Security says new emails contradict former CTO’s previous statements.Rebecca CarrollWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:37:46 -0400 Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.NASAAir Force Video Selfie Winners get personal in video selfiesBob BrewinWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:24:43 -0400 - What's BrewinU.S. Air ForceUS Official: Chinese Want NSA Cyber Schools. Really. offer of shared cybersecurity training comes at a time when both countries are exchanging accusations of hacking each other’s trade secrets.Aliya SternsteinWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:14:49 -0400 security analysts work in the "watch and warning center" during the first tour of the government’s secretive cyber defense lab, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mark J. Terrill/AP File Still Vulnerable, GAO Says is still vulnerable today, watchdog says.Rebecca CarrollWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:26 -0400 to Provide Command and Control for West Africa Ebola Mission plans to spend $800 million to battle epidemic.Bob BrewinWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:39:48 -0400 workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus.Abbas Dulleh/APThe US Will Spend $6.8 Billion Hiring Boeing and SpaceX to Build New Spacecraft United States will go from space hitch-hiker to the proud owner of not one but two viable space craft in 2017.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:40:54 -0400 TechFrom left, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders and Astronaut Mike Fincke, announce NASA's choice of Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the ISS.John Raoux/APAttention, Defense Contractors: You've Been Hacked committed about 20 cyberattacks across a year-long period on defense contractors, according to a newly declassified Senate report.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 17 Sep 2014 13:11:46 -0400 Dao/Shutterstock.comIs NSA Planning to Beef up Cyber Response Capabilities? confident Adm. Rogers says the NSA remains popular with the people it spied onPatrick Tucker, Defense OneWed, 17 Sep 2014 12:53:41 -0400 DataAdm. Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security AgencyLauren Victoria Burke/APIT Worker Wanted For $40 Million Nigerian Bank Hack allegedly came on premises disguised as maintenance staff.Nextgov StaffWed, 17 Sep 2014 09:19:02 -0400 Shlykov/Shutterstock.comSecret Docs: US Argued Yahoo Couldn't Defend Users' Privacy documents offer insight into the legal maneuvers the US government has used to argue against any challenges to its right to surveil.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 DataGil C/