Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 16 Sep 2014 10:47:13 -0400FTC Investigates 'Discrimination by Algorithm' Federal Trade Commission puts the pernicious side of big data under the microscope.Laura Ryan, National JournalTue, 16 Sep 2014 10:47:13 -0400 DataFederal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez Susan Walsh/APSaks Staff Splurged $400,000 on Shoes Using Customers’ Credit Card Data allegedly gave sales associates lists of items to fraudulently purchase.Nextgov StaffTue, 16 Sep 2014 08:28:56 -0400 stiletto-heeled leather shoe by Gucci is displayed on Saks Fifth Avenue's designer shoe floor. Mark Lennihan/AP File PhotoNot Just Silicon Valley: Feds Have a Gender Tech Gap, Too's what the government can do as an employer to get its house in order.Jack MooreTue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0400 Briefingtemiropix/Shutterstock.comEXCLUSIVE: New Aims to Consolidate Your Passwords, other federal sites will accept universal credentials starting this fall.Aliya SternsteinMon, 15 Sep 2014 18:01:55 -0400 Lays Groundwork for Private Health Care agency wants the private sector to manage a key part of project.Bob BrewinMon, 15 Sep 2014 17:24:34 -0400 Andrei/Shutterstock.comWhite House Introduces New Class of Innovation Fellows sector whizzes to spend a year on government problems.Rebecca CarrollMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:10 -0400 BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comWho Didn’t Win a Piece of This Army Infosec Deal? winners include 11 large firms tapped for $5 billion in contracts and 10 small ones whose slice of the pie is valued at $2.1 billion.Bob BrewinMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:26 -0400 - What's BrewinNAN728/Shutterstock.comFBI's Facial-Recognition Technology Goes Live facial-recognition technology has arrived, despite concerns from privacy groups.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:46:07 -0400 Techra2studio/Shutterstock.comMikey Dickerson: No Paper Pushing at US Digital Service head of the U.S. Digital Service is taking a fix-it first approach to his office.Jack MooreMon, 15 Sep 2014 15:43:25 -0400 BriefingMikey Dickerson the new administrator of the U.S. Digital Service.White House/Youtube.comLawmakers Seek Todd Park Subpoena Over Security charges White House involvement in Obamacare website woes.Rebecca CarrollMon, 15 Sep 2014 14:45:14 -0400 Park, former U.S. chief technology officer J. Scott Applewhite/APInformation Security: From the Enterprise to the Employees the livestream here.Nextgov StaffMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:55:23 -0400 These Tech Companies, the Biggest Office Perk is Getting Rid of the Office employees to work from anywhere makes it easier to focus on the work itself.Aimee Groth, QuartzMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:43:23 -0400 Briefing - Wired Workplacekazoka/Shutterstock.comWhat is the NYPD Doing on Twitter? York's Police Department is getting training on how to gain followers and influence on Twitter.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:29:16 -0400 TechIvelin Radkov/Shutterstock.comFirst of its Kind Venture Capital Fund Pumps Millions into GovTech Startups GovTech Fund has raised $23 million and invested in four companies.Jack MooreMon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400 BriefingEmployees at AmigoCloud, one of the GovTech Fund's portfolio companies, hard at work.AmigoCloudWhat Kind of CTO Will Megan Smith Be? Googler Megan Smith said she’ll take an expansive view of technology in her new role.Jack MooreFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:25:15 -0400 BriefingWhite House CTO Megan SmithFlickr user Joi ItoHackers Blackmail Bitcoin Inventor, Corrupt Brazilian Newspaper another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:21:47 -0400 Zakharova/Shutterstock.comWhat Do CIOs Do Again? job is increasingly about business, federal CIOs say.Nextgov StaffFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:58:56 -0400 BriefingMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comSkyping Fake Bomb Threats in the Name of ISIS Not a Wise Move Connecticut gamer arrested for "swatting" schools nationwide.Aliya SternsteinFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:53:17 -0400 C/Shutterstock.comImpending Solar Storm Could Cause Tech, Power Grid Disruptions with a chance of solar radiation.Marina Koren, National JournalFri, 12 Sep 2014 16:29:35 -0400 TechNASADISA Kicks Off IT Contract to Support Cyber Command contract open only to small business.Bob BrewinFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:25 -0400 Kabakou/Shutterstock.comPics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:20:23 -0400 Hackathon Wants to Make Wikipedia Even Better’s invited to the Open Government WikiHack later this month.Rebecca CarrollFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:14:13 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechEric Risberg/AP File PhotoNSA Threatened Yahoo With Daily $250K Fines for Not Forking Over Metadata documents were released by Yahoo showing exactly how far the federal government is willing to go to obtain digital information about its citizens.Polly Mosendz, The WireFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:03:47 -0400 DataKen Wolter/Shutterstock.comThings Can Go Kaboom When a Defense Contractor's 3-D Printer Gets Hacked vendors that print with metal powders should heed forthcoming NIST security standards.Aliya SternsteinThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:46:47 -0400 Replicator 2X 3D desktop printer is on display at the MakeBot booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Jae C. Hong/APThe Internet Is Getting Too Big for Just One Kind of Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Alliance is working on two new specifications—one with much more range and one with much less.Leo Mirani, QuartzThu, 11 Sep 2014 17:12:27 -0400 TechShutter_M/