Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 02 Sep 2014 19:27:45 -0400What Does Alleged iCloud Hack Mean For Federal Agencies?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/what-does-alleged-icloud-hack-mean-agencies/92957/Federal employees could be uploading sensitive information when they work on their personally owned iPhones.Aliya SternsteinTue, 02 Sep 2014 19:27:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/what-does-alleged-icloud-hack-mean-agencies/92957/CybersecurityGil C/Shutterstock.comOK, Feds -- Go Ahead and Edit Wikipedia http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/ok-feds-go-ahead-and-edit-wikipedia/92930/Wikimedia DC says you make good editors because you know a lot.Rebecca CarrollTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:50:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/ok-feds-go-ahead-and-edit-wikipedia/92930/Emerging Tech - Emerging Tech360b/Shutterstock.comNext CTO Reportedly Waiting for Security Clearance http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/next-cto-reportedly-waiting-security-clearance/92903/Google exec Megan Smith said to be the White House’s top choice.Nextgov StaffTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:38:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/next-cto-reportedly-waiting-security-clearance/92903/CIO BriefingFormer Google executive Megan SmithFlickr user Hubert Burda MediaFederal Network Security: 4 Easy Steps to Get the Basics Righthttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/09/federal-network-security-4-easy-steps-get-basics-right/92894/With so many resources focused on preventing the next big security threat, are agencies vulnerable to the rest of the threats out there?Greg KushtoTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:14:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/09/federal-network-security-4-easy-steps-get-basics-right/92894/News - Tech Insiderasharkyu/Shutterstock.comSmartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Law: Who Gets to Shut Off Devices?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/smartphone-kill-switch-law-who-gets-shut-devices/92873/Is there a better way to talk about a feature that will allow cellphones to be shut down remotely?Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:05:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/09/smartphone-kill-switch-law-who-gets-shut-devices/92873/MobileFlickr user Paul CrossHiring a Developer? Don’t Do These 5 Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/hiring-developer-dont-do-these-5-things/92882/Without changing anything about your applicant pool, you can hire different people and your company will do better.Laurie Voss, QuartzTue, 02 Sep 2014 13:51:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/09/hiring-developer-dont-do-these-5-things/92882/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOlivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.comWhite House Staff List a Who’s Who of Former Google Employeeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/white-house-staff-list-whos-who-former-google-employees/92870/The Obama administration is looking to a pool of private-sector talent for people willing to bring their professional expertise to new jobs with the government.Jeanne Kim, QuartzTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:26:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/white-house-staff-list-whos-who-former-google-employees/92870/CIO BriefingDanielW/Shutterstock.comApple Launches Investigation Into Celebrity iCloud Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/apple-launches-investigation-celebrity-icloud-hack/92867/The tech company is scrambling to do damage control.Polly Mosendz, The WireTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:03:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/apple-launches-investigation-celebrity-icloud-hack/92867/CybersecurityTwentieth Century Fox/APGSA’s McClure to Lead Cloud Strategy at Private Firmhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/gsas-mcclure-lead-cloud-strategy-private-firm/92858/The new role will put him in familiar territory, working with federal and state agencies to develop cloud computing strategies.Frank KonkelTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:05:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/09/gsas-mcclure-lead-cloud-strategy-private-firm/92858/CIO BriefingGSAHackers Conceal Spyware in Industrial Software Firm’s Site to Probe Visitorshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-conceal-spyware-industrial-software-firms-site-probe-visitors/92834/Infected site attracts companies from automotive, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.Nextgov StaffTue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:36 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/09/hackers-conceal-spyware-industrial-software-firms-site-probe-visitors/92834/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comHackers Score IDs of S. Korean Population, Roil New Zealand Election and Drain Norwegian Oilhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/hackers-score-ids-s-korean-population-roil-new-zealand-election-and-drain-norwegian-oil/92717/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:19:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/08/hackers-score-ids-s-korean-population-roil-new-zealand-election-and-drain-norwegian-oil/92717/CybersecuritySean Pavone/Shutterstock.comObama Resurrects Intel Advisory Panelhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/obama-resurrects-intel-advisory-panel/92783/President Obama named six new members to the board -- including the CEO of UPS.Aliya SternsteinFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:05:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/obama-resurrects-intel-advisory-panel/92783/DefenseChuck Burton/APAs Todd Park Becomes Top Tech Recruiter, What's Next for CTO Role?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/todd-park-top-tech-recruiter-cto-role/92774/Park’s departure leaves a job opening in Washington -- one with unclear requirements.Rebecca CarrollFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:04:21 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/todd-park-top-tech-recruiter-cto-role/92774/CIO BriefingTodd Park, the soon-to-be former U.S. chief technology officerJ. Scott Applewhite/APCRS: Cops Can Get Kitchen and Lawn Care Gear from DOD http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/crs-cops-can-get-kitchen-and-lawn-care-gear-dod/92786/The Pentagon is a good source of gear far beyond the MRAP.Bob BrewinFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/crs-cops-can-get-kitchen-and-lawn-care-gear-dod/92786/Defense - What's BrewinDrew300/Shutterstock.comVA’s Scheduling System Revamp Will Be Big Test of Agency’s Agile Approachhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/VA takes a new approach to legacy IT systems.Jack MooreFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:47:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/health-it/2014/08/revamp-vas-scheduling-system-will-be-big-test-agencys-agile-approach/92771/Health - Health ITMatt York/APInside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/92759/For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two.Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:56:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/08/inside-googles-secret-drone-delivery-program/92759/Emerging TechVirginia Mayo/AP File PhotoObama’s Next Technology Guru May Be This Staunch Supporter of Women in Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/obamas-next-technology-guru-may-be-staunch-supporter-women-tech/92762/Smith has been a vocal supporter of women in technology, including the industry’s need to celebrate the “lost history” of little-known female tech pioneers and companies need to set diversity goals.Lily Kuo, QuartzFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:58:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/obamas-next-technology-guru-may-be-staunch-supporter-women-tech/92762/CIO BriefingGoogle VP Megan SmithFlickr user JD LasicaSen. Feinstein Pushes to Delay Release of CIA Torture Reporthttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/The classified torture report will come out only on her timeline.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:21:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/sen-feinstein-pushes-delay-release-cia-torture-report/92705/DefenseSen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence CommitteeJ. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoCiting Anthrax and Smallpox Scares, White House Tells Federal Labs to Take Stockhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/Biosecurity memo urges "safety stand-down."Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/08/citing-anthrax-and-smallpox-scares-white-house-tells-federal-labs-take-stock/92660/HealthA laboratory at the federal Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDavid Goldman/APOh No: Obama Once Again Talks About ‘Sacred Trust’ with Vets http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/The president has used the line repeatedly since 2007.Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/08/oh-no-obama-once-again-talks-about-sacred-trust-vets/92699/Defense - What's BrewinCharles Dharapak/APDefense to Install Health Record Viewer in Even More Facilities by the End of Next Monthhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-install-health-record-viewer-next-month/92666/The Joint Legacy Viewer will be also deployed to all 152 VA hospitals by then.Bob BrewinThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:10:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/defense-install-health-record-viewer-next-month/92666/Defenseeverything possible/Shutterstock.comIt's Official: White House CTO Todd Park Leaves Post to Recruit Tech Talent from Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/Todd Park stepping down from chief technology officer job.Rebecca CarrollThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:44:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/confirmed-top-government-technologist-work-white-house-california/92663/CIO BriefingTodd Park, U.S. chief technology officer Labor DepartmentInfographic: Big Data, Where Does it Come From?http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/The key sources for the information delugeCaitlin FairchildThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:26:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/08/infographic-big-data-where-does-it-come/92561/Big DataBloom Design/Shutterstock.comIs Your Agency Ready to Start ‘Storyboarding?’http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/It's the latest buzzword humming through agencies.Winston ChangThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:25:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/08/your-agency-ready-start-storyboarding/92648/CIO BriefingNathan Crow, Creative Director at RPA: Rubin Postaer and Associates, an advertisement agency, checks a story board for a Superbowl ad. Nick Ut/AP What Does a Texas Megachurch Have to Say About Drones? http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/One pastor is using drones as a metaphor.Michael Silverberg, QuartzThu, 28 Aug 2014 12:20:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/08/what-does-texas-megachurch-have-say-about-drones/92642/DefenseAn unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan.Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP File Photo