Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal 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 Wallshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Light 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOther Agencies Use Same Log-on Procedures as Exploited IRS Sitehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/The IRS hack is raising questions about once tried-and-true identity-protection measures.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 May 2015 18:58:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comFCC Wants to Make It Easier to Block Annoying Robocallshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/The commission plans to tighten its rules on telemarketing.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 18:06:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/MobileApatsara/Shutterstock.comUnbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stoppedhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/New 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/Emerging TechAntoine Cully / Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityWhat to Expect at Google's I/O Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/Google takes on the Internet of Things.Caitlin FairchildWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/MobileVisitors 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 Launcheshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/The 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/DefenseThe 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 Theoryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/There 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekpatyhka/Shutterstock.comThe Future of the Patriot Act Depends on the Votes of These 10 Senators http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/If 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/DefenseSen. 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 Targetshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Nearly 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department Recruits Former Google Exechttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/Alan 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/CIO BriefingFormer Google executive Alan DavidsonAlex Brandon/APDHS Seeks Input on Public-Private Cyber Sharing Groupshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Information 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Cybersecurityvoyager624/Shutterstock.comMark Your Calendar: Nextgov Prime Coming Sept. 9http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/05/mark-your-calendar-nextgov-prime-coming-sept-9/113764/Nextgov 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/05/mark-your-calendar-nextgov-prime-coming-sept-9/113764/NewsVA Continues Facing Onslaught of Cyberattackshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/va-continues-facing-onslaught-cyberattacks/113710/The Department of Veterans Affairs blocked more than 1 billion cyber threats in April.Mohana RavindranathTue, 26 May 2015 18:17:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/va-continues-facing-onslaught-cyberattacks/113710/CIO Briefing Mopic/Shutterstock.comIRS Says Cybercriminals Nabbed Info on 100K Taxpayershttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/irs-says-cybercriminals-nabbed-info-100k-taxpayers/113758/Agency sends warning to 200,000 taxpayers, half of whom will be credit monitored.Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 May 2015 18:02:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/irs-says-cybercriminals-nabbed-info-100k-taxpayers/113758/CybersecurityCreativa Images/Shutterstock.comAre Government Records Management Practices in Peril?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/The evidence of the lack of progress in records management continues to mount.Frank KonkelTue, 26 May 2015 18:01:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techgibleho/Shutterstock.comNASA Wants to Help Propel Space Tech Past ‘Tipping Point’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-wants-help-propel-space-tech-past-tipping-point/113713/An infusion of NASA cash could help propel these technologies into viable commercial applications.Hallie GoldenTue, 26 May 2015 17:59:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-wants-help-propel-space-tech-past-tipping-point/113713/Emerging TechNASA wants its technology to be used by more people than just astronauts.NASAVideo: NASA's Path to Marshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/video-nasas-path-mars/113692/We will need more than just Google Maps to get us there.Caitlin FairchildTue, 26 May 2015 17:02:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/video-nasas-path-mars/113692/Emerging TechThe Hubble Space Telescope's sharpest view ever of the Red Planet.NASANSA Starts to Shut Down Mass-Spying Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/nsa-starts-shut-down-mass-spying-program/113677/Republicans 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/nsa-starts-shut-down-mass-spying-program/113677/Defense The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotoNSA Tests Out Smartphones that Recognize Handwriting Motionhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/nsa-tries-its-hand-smartphone-gesture-recognition/113608/The 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/nsa-tries-its-hand-smartphone-gesture-recognition/113608/CybersecurityGajus/Shutterstock.comUS Has Space Experts Worried About an Extraterrestrial Land Grabhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/us-has-space-experts-worried-about-extra-terrestrial-land-grab/113605/Plans 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/us-has-space-experts-worried-about-extra-terrestrial-land-grab/113605/DefenseIgor Zh./Shutterstock.comGoogle Wants to Make Creepy Bunny Robots to Talk to Your Kidshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/google-wants-make-creepy-bunny-robots-talk-your-kids/113599/Google’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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/google-wants-make-creepy-bunny-robots-talk-your-kids/113599/Emerging Techvladimir salman/Shutterstock.comHouse OKs Bill to Promote ‘Exascale’ Supercomputing http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/house-passes-super-computing-bill/113575/The bill would require the Energy Department to research supercomputing technology, especially for reducing power consumption.Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 14:26:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/house-passes-super-computing-bill/113575/Emerging 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 Carhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/watch-energy-secretary-ernest-moniz-test-drive-3d-printed-car/113563/Ernest Moniz got behind the wheel of a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra.Caitlin FairchildFri, 22 May 2015 13:44:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/watch-energy-secretary-ernest-moniz-test-drive-3d-printed-car/113563/Emerging TechEnergy DepartmentBolstering CX in Government Makes 'Fundamental Business Sense'http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/The 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comPentagon Kills $475M Cyber Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/pentagon-kills-475m-cyber-contract/113572/The 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/pentagon-kills-475m-cyber-contract/113572/Cybersecurityjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.com