Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:50 -0400Jay-Z and Elton Concertgoers Ripped Off by StubHub Hackers used logins stolen from earlier breaches at other companies.Nextgov StaffWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:50 -0400 DURAO/Shutterstock.comHow to Avoid the IRS' Technology Fumbles says it all boils down to an IT management issue.Rebecca CarrollWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:51 -0400 BriefingJohn Koskinen, IRS CommisionerHouse subcommittee on Oversight and ReformThe FCC Is Getting Serious About Enforcing Its Last Remaining Net-Neutrality Rule agency threatens to crack down on Internet providers that lie about speed.Laura Ryan, National JournalWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:47 -0400 BriefingDenis Rozhnovsky/Shutterstock.comMicrosoft Might Finally Be Committing to Open Source last year Microsoft finally made itself an account on Github, now the de-facto platform that software writers use for sharing and working on open-source code.Nikhil Sonnad, QuartzWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:51:46 -0400 TechMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoIBM’s Watson Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life members get assistance from an unexpected ally.Frank KonkelWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:30 -0400 active U.S. military members "Ask Watson" separation related questions as they prepare to transition to civilian life. USAAUnclassified JFK Assassination Database Still Stored In Top Secret Vault -- for Convenience June, a stand-alone PC held the master index of records inside a locked room.Aliya SternsteinWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:38:18 -0400 ArchivesThis Emerging Malware Sends Secret Messages and Is Practically Impossible to Detect if computer malware that steals your data weren’t enough, now there’s a new kind to worry about.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:28:26 -0400 Secretary Nominee Views IT as Key to VA Reform McDonald says he's already met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss electronic health records.Bob BrewinWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:03 -0400 McDonald testified Tuesday.Associated PressMcDonald Will Apply West Point Honor Code, Prayer to His VA Leadership the harder right thing.Bob BrewinWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:54 -0400 - What's Brewinspirit of america/Shutterstock.comHow Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17 look at the technology helping piece together what happened to Flight MH17 in Ukraine.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:12 -0400 Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.Dmitry Lovetsky/APFeds Join Lawsuit Alleging Symantec Overcharged Agencies for Software feds say the company failed to disclose discounts to agencies.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:05:39 -0400 BriefingFlickr user Martin McKeayEmbassies Get Phone System Upgrades Thanks to New $275M Contract task order will provide secure communications to more than 30 diplomatic posts.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:38:39 -0400 Wolter / Shutterstock.comFalse Air Force One Crash Reported on Hacked WSJ Facebook Page newspaper’s official account described the disappearance of Obama’s plane over Russian airspace.Nextgov StaffTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:06:23 -0400 the White House Website Violate Its Own Privacy Rules? social-media firm used a new, persistent form of online tracking.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:24:44 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comVA Still Mulling Timeline for New Scheduling System IT officials are still hammering out details for the overhaul.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:40 -0400 - What's BrewinActing Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson Jose Luis Magana/AP File PhotoiPhones Have a Major Security Hole That Apple Installed on Purpose you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:09:35 -0400 Young-joon/APIRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:05 -0400 DataLois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her hard drive was destroyed, IRS has said.J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoEvaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Grades Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:28 -0400"Why recruit for cyber on the basis of college degrees and the like when, in fact, what we really care about are skills that don't really correlate with that?" Richard Danzig asked.Defense Department file photoThe Most Valuable Data on Earth?’s a pun. Here’s the White House plan for Earth data.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:47 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechNASA file photoHackers Exploit MH17 Sorrow; Redirect Online Tributes to Malware Facebook pages set up for crash victims are driving traffic to pop-up ads on external sites.Nextgov StaffMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:40 -0400 man holds a sign which reads " MH17 Victims Rest In Peace" during a candlelight vigil for the victims who were on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.Vincent Thian/APNew Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:16:58 -0400 Schild/Shutterstock.comSenate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:38 -0400 Mary Landrieu, D-La.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP File PhotoIs There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals? professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.Vidya Viswanathan, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:30 -0400 Wenig/APNOAA Moves a Step Closer to More Accurate Weather Forecasts magnetometer is the fifth main instrument to fly aboard the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.Frank Konkel, Government ExecutiveMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:26 -0400 TechNOAABonusland: Nuke Waste Dump Contractor Awarded $1.9M after Fire Department cites “excellent” performance.Bob BrewinMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:43 -0400 - What's BrewinFirefighters practice responding to a simulated incident involving a WIPP shipment during an exercise.Energy Department