Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:25 -0400What to Expect at Google's I/O Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/Google takes on the Internet of Things.Caitlin FairchildWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/what-expect-google-io-2015/113821/MobileVisitors walk past the Android booth on the floor at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco.Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoSpaceX Has Broken the Monopoly on US National Security Launcheshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/The move is another milestone in the development of SpaceX from start up to a legitimate aerospace company.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/spacex-has-broken-monopoly-us-national-security-launches/113812/DefenseThe Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.John Raoux/APInbox Zero vs. Inbox 5,000: A Unified Theoryhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/There are two types of people in the world: those with hundreds of unread messages, and those who can’t relax until their inboxes are cleared out.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 14:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/05/inbox-zero-vs-inbox-5000-unified-theory/113815/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekpatyhka/Shutterstock.comThe Future of the Patriot Act Depends on the Votes of These 10 Senators http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/If the USA Freedom Act comes to another vote, these are the senators to watch.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 13:19:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/future-patriot-act-depends-votes-these-10-senators/113806/DefenseSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act.Senate TV/APAmericans Are, by Far, Hackers’ Favorite Credit-Card Fraud Targetshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Nearly half of all the credit card fraud around the world occurs in the U.S., even though America accounts for only about a quarter of the global card volume.Shelly Banjo, QuartzWed, 27 May 2015 13:01:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/americans-are-far-hackers-favorite-credit-card-fraud-targets/113809/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comCommerce Department Recruits Former Google Exechttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/Alan Davidson is expected to help lead Commerce’s work on issues related to the digital economy and Internet policyHallie GoldenWed, 27 May 2015 12:32:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/commerce-department-recruits-former-google-exec/113803/CIO BriefingFormer Google executive Alan DavidsonAlex Brandon/APDHS Seeks Input on Public-Private Cyber Sharing Groupshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Information Sharing Analysis Organizations are to be formed based on sector, sub-sector or region, and overseen by a standards board.Mohana RavindranathWed, 27 May 2015 12:20:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/dhs-seeking-comment-public-private-sector-cyber-information-sharing/113797/Cybersecurityvoyager624/Shutterstock.comMark Your Calendar: Nextgov Prime Coming Sept. 9http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/05/mark-your-calendar-nextgov-prime-coming-sept-9/113764/Nextgov Prime: Gov2020: Technology and Government of Tomorrow will take place Sept. 9 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.Nextgov StaffWed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/05/mark-your-calendar-nextgov-prime-coming-sept-9/113764/NewsVA Continues Facing Onslaught of Cyberattackshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/va-continues-facing-onslaught-cyberattacks/113710/The Department of Veterans Affairs blocked more than 1 billion cyber threats in April.Mohana RavindranathTue, 26 May 2015 18:17:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/va-continues-facing-onslaught-cyberattacks/113710/CIO Briefing Mopic/Shutterstock.comIRS Says Cybercriminals Nabbed Info on 100K Taxpayershttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/irs-says-cybercriminals-nabbed-info-100k-taxpayers/113758/Agency sends warning to 200,000 taxpayers, half of whom will be credit monitored.Charles S. ClarkTue, 26 May 2015 18:02:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/irs-says-cybercriminals-nabbed-info-100k-taxpayers/113758/CybersecurityCreativa Images/Shutterstock.comAre Government Records Management Practices in Peril?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/The evidence of the lack of progress in records management continues to mount.Frank KonkelTue, 26 May 2015 18:01:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techgibleho/Shutterstock.comNASA Wants to Help Propel Space Tech Past ‘Tipping Point’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-wants-help-propel-space-tech-past-tipping-point/113713/An infusion of NASA cash could help propel these technologies into viable commercial applications.Hallie GoldenTue, 26 May 2015 17:59:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/nasa-wants-help-propel-space-tech-past-tipping-point/113713/Emerging TechNASA wants its technology to be used by more people than just astronauts.NASAVideo: NASA's Path to Marshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/video-nasas-path-mars/113692/We will need more than just Google Maps to get us there.Caitlin FairchildTue, 26 May 2015 17:02:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/video-nasas-path-mars/113692/Emerging TechThe Hubble Space Telescope's sharpest view ever of the Red Planet.NASANSA Starts to Shut Down Mass-Spying Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/nsa-starts-shut-down-mass-spying-program/113677/Republicans said the White House was being "disingenuous" by threatening to shutter the surveillance program. "That process has begun," an official said.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 26 May 2015 11:29:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/nsa-starts-shut-down-mass-spying-program/113677/Defense The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.Rick Bowmer/AP File PhotoNSA Tests Out Smartphones that Recognize Handwriting Motionhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/nsa-tries-its-hand-smartphone-gesture-recognition/113608/The National Security Agency has tested the use of smartphone-swipe recognition technology, according to the tool’s manufacturer.Aliya SternsteinMon, 25 May 2015 19:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/nsa-tries-its-hand-smartphone-gesture-recognition/113608/CybersecurityGajus/Shutterstock.comUS Has Space Experts Worried About an Extraterrestrial Land Grabhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/us-has-space-experts-worried-about-extra-terrestrial-land-grab/113605/Plans to make money in space are missing one of the fundamental ingredients to any business: property rights.Tim Fernholz, QuartzSun, 24 May 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/us-has-space-experts-worried-about-extra-terrestrial-land-grab/113605/DefenseIgor Zh./Shutterstock.comGoogle Wants to Make Creepy Bunny Robots to Talk to Your Kidshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/google-wants-make-creepy-bunny-robots-talk-your-kids/113599/Google’s patent application suggests it wants to build a device with cameras and audio sensors that could determine when someone is looking at it and follow voice commands to control other internet-connected devices.Mike Murphy, QuartzSat, 23 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/google-wants-make-creepy-bunny-robots-talk-your-kids/113599/Emerging Techvladimir salman/Shutterstock.comHouse OKs Bill to Promote ‘Exascale’ Supercomputing http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/house-passes-super-computing-bill/113575/The bill would require the Energy Department to research supercomputing technology, especially for reducing power consumption.Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 14:26:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/house-passes-super-computing-bill/113575/Emerging TechThe Cray XT Jaguar features more than 224,000 processing cores, each with 2 gigabytes of local memory.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryWatch the Energy Secretary Test Drive a 3-D-Printed Carhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/watch-energy-secretary-ernest-moniz-test-drive-3d-printed-car/113563/Ernest Moniz got behind the wheel of a 3-D printed Shelby Cobra.Caitlin FairchildFri, 22 May 2015 13:44:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/watch-energy-secretary-ernest-moniz-test-drive-3d-printed-car/113563/Emerging TechEnergy DepartmentBolstering CX in Government Makes 'Fundamental Business Sense'http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/The government has nowhere to go but up in terms of providing customer service on par with top private sector organizations.Frank KonkelFri, 22 May 2015 13:36:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comPentagon Kills $475M Cyber Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/pentagon-kills-475m-cyber-contract/113572/The solicitation would have outsourced support for cyberspying and network attacks against foreigners, as well as the defense of military networks.Aliya SternsteinFri, 22 May 2015 13:07:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/pentagon-kills-475m-cyber-contract/113572/Cybersecurityjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comSBA Wants To Know How Big Data Affects Small Businesshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/sba-wants-know-how-big-data-affects-small-business/113557/It's common for large businesses to make data-driven decisions, according to the Small Business Administration. But can small businesses do the same?Mohana RavindranathFri, 22 May 2015 13:00:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/sba-wants-know-how-big-data-affects-small-business/113557/Big Databloomua/Shutterstock.comWhat Would Happen if Patriot Act Section 215 Expireshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/what-would-happen-if-patriot-act-section-215-expires/113554/Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed that NSA was interpreting the law to vacuum up millions of U.S. call records every day.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:58:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/what-would-happen-if-patriot-act-section-215-expires/113554/DefenseDemonstrators rally at the U.S. Capitol to protest spying on Americans by the National Security Agency.J. Scott Applewhite/APFCC Prepares to Become the Internet's Privacy Cophttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/fcc-prepares-become-internets-privacy-cop/113551/Internet providers will soon face new rules on how they can handle customer information.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:49:36 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/fcc-prepares-become-internets-privacy-cop/113551/CIO BriefingFederal Communications Commisison (FCC) Chairman Tom WheelerLauren Victoria Burke/APObama Admin: Senate Needs to Pass NSA Reform Now to Avoid National Security 'Uncertainty'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/obama-admin-senate-needs-pass-nsa-reform-now-avoid-national-security-uncertainty/113545/With the House out for Memorial Day, it’s up to the Senate to handle the coming expiration of key provisions of the Patriot Act.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 22 May 2015 11:37:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/obama-admin-senate-needs-pass-nsa-reform-now-avoid-national-security-uncertainty/113545/DefenseVacclav/Shutterstock.com