Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 07 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0400Drone Company Faces $1.9 Million Fine for Unsanctioned Flights FAA has proposed its largest ever fine of a company for unauthorized drone flights.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 07 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0400 TechNoah Berger/AP File PhotoCybersecurity Bill to Resurface After Next Week’s Recess, Co-Sponsors Say stalled information-sharing bill is expected to get a vote soon, despite opposition from some in the tech and civil-rights communities.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 07 Oct 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.Jacquelyn Martin/APWhy Aren't We Learning from These Devastating Cyberattacks?'s why cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors might make sense.Camille TuuttiTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:51:27 -0400 OPM Hack Data Being Used to Attempt Identity Theft Gerry Connolly’s assessment is at odds with what leaders of the intelligence community and OPM have said.Jack MooreTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:31:09 -0400 Gerald Connolly, D-Va.J. Scott Applewhite/APSenators Aim to Revamp Federal Rules for Electronic Medical Charts measure aims to fix the system’s problems—but also make them more transparent.Rachel Roubein, National JournalTue, 06 Oct 2015 18:12:28 -0400 Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP GSA’s Gwynne Kostin to Take 1-year Presidential Transition Detail's new work will focus on "developing new programming to help an incoming administration get up and running on Ready to Govern."Frank KonkelTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:31:10 -0400 Schild/Shutterstock.comHouse Expected to Green-light Bipartisan Bill Barring DHS from Reshuffling bipartisan measure was approved Sept. 30 by the Committee on Homeland Security and is expected to easily pass, as is, this evening.Aliya SternsteinTue, 06 Oct 2015 16:13:51 -0400 Secretary Jeh JohnsonManuel Balce Ceneta/APTalking Helmets and Base-Building Robots: The Army's 3-D Printing Future researcher at the service’s Weapons and Materials Directorate lays out a vision for additive printers on the battlefield.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:00 -0400 via US Army RDECOM Decision Time: Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone? the 6s and the 6s Plus calling your name?Caitlin FairchildTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:56:15 -0400 new Apple iPhone 6S is displayed at an Apple store in Chicago.Kiichiro Sato/APTrade Group's FITARA Maturity Model Could Help Agencies with 2017 Budget GoldenTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:48:22 -0400 BriefingOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comHow US Intelligence Can Hack Your Smartphone, According to Snowden just one text can enable the UK and the US to furtively take over someone’s smartphone.Amy X. Wang, QuartzTue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:00 -0400 Working on Tech That Could Help Bodies Heal Themselves project aims to figure out how to monitor and treat the human body with its own nervous system.Mike Murphy, QuartzTue, 06 Oct 2015 13:00:00 -0400 to make humans a bit more like Wolverine.Lee Jin-man/APNSA Spying Violates Privacy Rights, EU Court Rules throwing out a key international agreement, the ruling delivers a blow to global tech companies.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 06 Oct 2015 12:16:24 -0400 National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotoTech Companies Dominate List of Most Valuable Brands and Google top the list for the third year in a row.Ashley Rodriguez, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:13:28 -0400 TechIMAGE DISTRIBUTED F, ... ]Ryan Emberley/Invision for Apple/APUltra-Fast Memory Chip That Uses Light to Store Information Could be a Game Changer big computing innovation relies on a throwback to the 1990's.Mike Murphy, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 17:00:00 -0400 DataThere it is, at about 1 micrometer across.Nature Photonics/Integrated all-photonic nonvolatile multi-level memory/Rios et al.EPA Wants to Tap the Crowd for Research Help builds on OSTP's “Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit," released last week.Mohana RavindranathMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:54:12 -0400 Briefingvenimo/Shutterstock.comVideo: NASA Scientists Fact-Check 'The Martian' the science fiction from the science fact.Caitlin FairchildMon, 05 Oct 2015 16:35:51 -0400 TechMatt Damon, star of "The Martian"Joel Ryan/Invision/APWhat Comes After Cybersecurity Awareness? recognizing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nextgov will be shining the light on what’s being done in government to raise the cybersecurity awareness and the multitude of challenges federal agencies face.Camille TuuttiMon, 05 Oct 2015 15:35:38 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.comTesla’s New SUV Comes with 'Bioweapon Defense Mode''s a James Bond car designed for soccer moms.Adam Epstein, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:21:17 -0400 Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., introduces the Model X car at the company's headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.Marcio Jose Sanchez/APWill the Next War Be Fought in Space? everyone agrees outer space should remain free of weapons. But will it always be that way?Jesse Coburn, QuartzMon, 05 Oct 2015 14:05:17 -0400 would become of the International Space Station if there were weapons in orbit?NASA$460 Million CYBERCOM Contract Coming this Month; ‘Cyber Joint Munitions’ Help Wanted first job under the forthcoming contract to outsource all mission support involves a lot of digital munitions-making.Aliya SternsteinMon, 05 Oct 2015 07:10:33 -0400 Photo/Patrick Semansky, FileHackers Prey on Scottrade Clients, Penetrate Bank Lobbying Giant and Steal from T-Mobile Customers another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 05 Oct 2015 06:00:00 -0400 Governance Key to Good FITARA Implementation“The idea of good governance is simple and pure -- but not often practiced,” U.S. CIO Tony Scott remarked recently.Darryn GrahamMon, 05 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400 - Tech InsiderFederal CIO Tony ScottSusan Walsh/APHouse Committee Mandates New DHS Cyber Strategy legislation comes two weeks after a watchdog report on the lack of coordination in the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity efforts.Jack MooreFri, 02 Oct 2015 16:37:50 -0400 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comWhat NASA’s Discovery of Liquid Water on Mars Really Means—in the Words of NASA Scientists agency's scientists reveal a more nuanced picture of the discovery.Akshat Rathi, QuartzFri, 02 Oct 2015 15:54:27 -0400 TechNASA/JPL