Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 29 May 2015 11:28:57 -0400Everything Google Just Announced at its I/O Developer Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/everything-google-just-announced-its-io-developer-conference/114022/Among other things, the company debuted the new capabilities of its next Android release.Alice Truong, QuartzFri, 29 May 2015 11:28:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/everything-google-just-announced-its-io-developer-conference/114022/MobileSundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco.Jeff Chiu/APGSA’s Plan for Network Services 2020 Aims to Bypass Speedbumpshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/gsas-plan-network-services-2020-strategy-aims-bypass-speedbumps/114001/GSA officials say the goal is for agencies to start planning for the transition now.Frank KonkelFri, 29 May 2015 09:35:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/gsas-plan-network-services-2020-strategy-aims-bypass-speedbumps/114001/CIO Briefing Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.comWho Has the Best App in Government?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/federal-agencies-compete-top-mobile-app/113965/An FDA app used by food investigators to enter data while performing field inspections won "Best Business Investment."Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 17:10:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/federal-agencies-compete-top-mobile-app/113965/Mobilebloomua/Shutterstock.comCyber Command Says New Mega-Contract Will Be Out by Fallhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/cyber-command-says-new-mega-contract-will-be-out-fall/113977/The Pentagon last week abandoned a $475 million job posting for cyberattack and network defense experts.Aliya SternsteinThu, 28 May 2015 16:47:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/05/cyber-command-says-new-mega-contract-will-be-out-fall/113977/DefenseMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comVideo: How to Clear Roads with Open Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/video-clear-wintry-roads-open-data/113944/Open data helps local governments in all seasons.Caitlin FairchildThu, 28 May 2015 16:22:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/video-clear-wintry-roads-open-data/113944/Big DataSF photo/Shutterstock.comWhat Comes After Driverless Cars? Motion Sicknesshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/what-comes-after-driverless-cars-motion-sickness/113929/Mankind’s rapid march toward a future of self-driving vehicles seems inevitable. And this makes a lot of people nervous.John McDuling, QuartzThu, 28 May 2015 14:29:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/what-comes-after-driverless-cars-motion-sickness/113929/Emerging TechGoogle's new self-driving prototype car is presented during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Tony Avelar/APHow Cable Companies Use Data to Keep Customers from Cutting the Cordhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/how-cable-companies-use-data-keep-customers-cutting-cord/113926/When you call Verizon FiOS, the customer service representative on the other end of the line already knows quite a lot about you.Shelly Banjo, QuartzThu, 28 May 2015 14:04:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/05/how-cable-companies-use-data-keep-customers-cutting-cord/113926/Big DataMel Evans/AP Air Traffic Control Tech Upgrades Face Turbulence in Congresshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/air-traffic-control-tech-upgrades-face-turbulence-congress/113917/Heading into a record travel season, FAA’s traffic upgrades are in the political spotlight.Jason Plautz, National JournalThu, 28 May 2015 14:01:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/air-traffic-control-tech-upgrades-face-turbulence-congress/113917/CIO BriefingA Lufthansa Boeing 747-830, takes off from the south runaway at the Los Angeles International Airport.AP PhotoCIO: FITARA 'Won't Change A Lot' at DHShttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/cio-fitara-wont-change-lot-dhs/113893/DHS CIO Luke McCormack said the legislation would only force CIOs to get more involved in the planning phase of major at decisions.Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 13:52:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/05/cio-fitara-wont-change-lot-dhs/113893/CIO BriefingJeff Gentner/AP File PhotoDARPA Wants Technology That Could Help Troops See Through Wallshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Light particles used to create photographs carry lots of information about their surroundings, but traditional imaging systems only gather a fraction of it, according to DARPA.Mohana RavindranathThu, 28 May 2015 09:48:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/darpa-wants-technology-could-help-troops-see-through-walls/113890/Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comOther Agencies Use Same Log-on Procedures as Exploited IRS Sitehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/The IRS hack is raising questions about once tried-and-true identity-protection measures.Aliya SternsteinWed, 27 May 2015 18:58:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/05/how-breach-government-benefits-site/113869/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comFCC Wants to Make It Easier to Block Annoying Robocallshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/The commission plans to tighten its rules on telemarketing.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 27 May 2015 18:06:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/05/fcc-wants-make-it-easier-block-annoying-robocalls/113866/MobileApatsara/Shutterstock.comUnbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stoppedhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 27 May 2015 17:56:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/unbreakable-robot-cant-be-stopped/113863/Emerging TechAntoine Cully / Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityWhat 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.NASA