Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:31 -0400Hackers Demand Bitcoin, Expose Silk Road Judge and Shellshock City of Mobilehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-demand-bitcoin-expose-silk-road-judge-and-shellshock-city-mobile/97925/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/hackers-demand-bitcoin-expose-silk-road-judge-and-shellshock-city-mobile/97925/CybersecurityJulia Zakharova/Shutterstock.comNavy Takes on Internet of Things with New Task Forcehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/navy-takes-internet-things-new-task-force/97913/"Task Force Cyber Awakening" will draw from the head U.S. Cyber Command's reaction strategy to a major Navy computer system hack.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:51:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/navy-takes-internet-things-new-task-force/97913/CybersecurityThe amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, background, pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf.Juan Guerra, U.S. Navy/APThe Ubiquity of Cyber-Espionagehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ubiquity-cyber-espionage/97904/First Look Media's Morgan Marquis-Boire and Crowdstrike's Dmitri Alperovitch on why nation-states are the hackers we should be most afraid ofRobinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:28:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/ubiquity-cyber-espionage/97904/Cybersecurityscyther5/Shutterstock.comThe FBI's Secret House Meeting to Get Access to Your iPhonehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/fbis-secret-house-meeting-get-access-your-iphone/97901/The administration argues that encryption is making it difficult for police to catch dangerous criminals.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:09:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/fbis-secret-house-meeting-get-access-your-iphone/97901/MobileVincent Yu/APArmy Wants Better Teeth Trackinghttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/army-wants-better-teeth-tracking/97907/The Army is seeking new dental software. It needs to have dynamic scheduling capabilities, according to contracting docs.Bob BrewinFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:05:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/army-wants-better-teeth-tracking/97907/Defense - What's BrewinInnervisionArt/Shutterstock.comExclusive: AFRICOM Plans High-Speed Circuits to Liberia http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/exclusive-africom-plans-high-speed-circuits-liberia/97883/U.S. military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.Bob BrewinFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:33:16 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/exclusive-africom-plans-high-speed-circuits-liberia/97883/DefenseHealth workers carry the body of a old man from his house as he is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus in the Siah Town area on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.Abbas Dulleh/APWhen Government is the Hacker, How Do You Protect Yourself?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/cyber-awareness-month-draws-attention-federal-hackers/97856/FBI malware and mass government surveillance breach U.S. citizens’ privacy, tech firms say.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/cyber-awareness-month-draws-attention-federal-hackers/97856/CybersecurityFBI Director James ComeyMike Groll/AP File PhotoGovernment’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’ http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/governments-sustainability-efforts-present-big-data-opportunity/97844/A combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.Frank KonkelThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/governments-sustainability-efforts-present-big-data-opportunity/97844/Emerging TechChones/Shutterstock.comWhite House Challenge: Make Our First 3-D Printed Christmas Ornamenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/You don’t even need a 3-D printer.Rebecca CarrollThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.Jacquelyn Martin/APVA Eyes New Medical Imaging Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/The new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:51:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/va-eyes-new-medical-imaging-system/97826/Defense - What's Brewinlendy16/Shutterstock.comRace is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competitionhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Four teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/10/race-defense-health-record-va-backs-out-competition/97820/Health - Health ITAmanda Hsu/Shutterstock.comWhy an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemichttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/why-ebola-vaccine-may-not-stop-epidemic/97805/The earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.Kate Thomas, QuartzThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:16:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/why-ebola-vaccine-may-not-stop-epidemic/97805/HealthProfessor Adrian Hill, Director leader of the trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine holds a vial of the vaccine in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.Steve Parsons/APAre the White House Hackers Gone?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/are-white-house-hackers-gone/97775/There's a possibility the unnamed attacker is still there.Aliya SternsteinThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/are-white-house-hackers-gone/97775/Cybersecuritykropic1/Shutterstock.comMegan Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Codehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/megan-smith-thinks-every-child-should-be-able-code/97748/The U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes the key to innovation is early STEM education.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:01:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/10/megan-smith-thinks-every-child-should-be-able-code/97748/CIO BriefingFlickr user Joi ItoDefense Mobile Update: BlackBerry Still Dominateshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/defense-mobile-update-blackberry-still-dominates/97730/BlackBerry devices in use by the Defense Department total 85,000 -- 10 times the number of Apple and Android devices.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:52:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/10/defense-mobile-update-blackberry-still-dominates/97730/MobileA person tries out the BlackBerry 10.Mark Lennihan/APNSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hackinghttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97724/"Hacking back" may be illegal, Michael Rogers said. But his advice doesn't apply to the agency he heads.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 14:03:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/nsa-chief-warns-companies-against-revenge-hacking/97724/CybersecurityNSA Director Adm. Michael RogersLauren Victoria Burke/APBritish Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warranthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97694/Newly released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/10/british-spies-allowed-access-us-data-without-warrant/97694/Big Data Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.comToday's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Flyhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Orbital Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades agoBob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/todays-lesson/97712/Defense - What's BrewinThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUnmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginiahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-virginia/97691/The failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to a stray boat encroaching into the rocket's safety range.Matt Berman and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/10/unmanned-nasa-rocket-explodes-virginia/97691/Emerging TechThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUS Army Will Provide Wi-Fi for NGOs in the Fight Against Ebolahttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-army-will-provide-wi-fi-other-communications-ngos-fight-against-ebola/97709/The networks the Army is setting up in West Africa will support both military users and NGOs, such as Doctors without Borders.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/10/us-army-will-provide-wi-fi-other-communications-ngos-fight-against-ebola/97709/DefensePavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Disaster Managementhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/The Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.Robert A. Runge and Isabel RungeWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/News - Tech Insider A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoRepublicans Target Tech Official to Link Obama to HealthCare.gov Woeshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/republicans-target-tech-official-link-obama-healthcaregov-woes/97634/Todd Park formally subpoenaed to testify Nov. 19.Rebecca CarrollTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:09:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/10/republicans-target-tech-official-link-obama-healthcaregov-woes/97634/HealthTodd Park, former U.S. chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy testified before the House Oversight Committee, Nov. 13, 2013. J. Scott Applewhite/APHere Are Six Nearly Certified Cloud Services Waiting in the Wingshttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/here-are-six-nearly-certified-cloud-services-waiting-wings/97619/A new list of “RedRAMP Ready Systems” is meant to make it easier for agencies to comply with security controls.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/10/here-are-six-nearly-certified-cloud-services-waiting-wings/97619/CloudDenis Demidenko/Shutterstock.comA Whole Bunch of GPS Actionhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Two new GPS sets pack enhanced anti-jam features. The latest launch is this week.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/10/whole-bunch-gps-action/97613/Defense - What's BrewinA United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force Feb. 20, 2014, at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.U.S. Air Force600 Military Travelers Handed ‘Chip and PIN’ Hack-Resistant Credit Cardshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/600-military-travelers-handed-chip-and-pin-hack-resistant-credit-cards/97607/All Pentagon travel cards will be replaced with new tech by summer 2015.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:10:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/600-military-travelers-handed-chip-and-pin-hack-resistant-credit-cards/97607/CybersecurityValeri Potapova/Shutterstock.com