Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:44 -0400GSA's Dave McClure to Retirehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/gsas-dave-mcclure-retire/82687/The associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies was a leader in key initiatives.Frank KonkelWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/gsas-dave-mcclure-retire/82687/CIO BriefingGeneral Services AdministrationWatch a Congressional Candidate Shoot Down a 'Government Drone'http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/watch-congressional-candidate-shoot-down-government-drone/82675/House contender Matt Rosendale of Montana wants Big Brother out of his airspace.Alex Brown, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/watch-congressional-candidate-shoot-down-government-drone/82675/CIO BriefingThe Obama Administration Is Taking Another Try at the Program That Funded Solyndrahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/obama-administration-taking-another-try-program-funded-solyndra/82681/Energy Department calls for applications for up to $4 billion in financing.Ben Geman, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/obama-administration-taking-another-try-program-funded-solyndra/82681/Emerging TechSolyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., Monday, May 24, 2010Paul Sakuma/AP File PhotoYour Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Databasehttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/your-photo-could-be-included-fbis-new-facial-recognition-database/82630/The database, known as Next Generation Identification, will for the first time combine criminal and noncriminal records.Lucy Wescott, The WireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:44:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/your-photo-could-be-included-fbis-new-facial-recognition-database/82630/Big Dataphipatbig/Shutterstock.comPentagon Plans to Ax Missile-Interceptor Redesign If Sequestration Returnshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-plans-ax-missile-interceptor-redesign-if-sequestration-returns/82678/The automatic cuts are slated for a comeback in 2016.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-plans-ax-missile-interceptor-redesign-if-sequestration-returns/82678/DefenseThe Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, seen in a photo released in late 2002. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced that if sequestration remains in effect in future years, it would cancel plans to redesign the troubled component.U.S. Missile Defense AgencyWhen Your Hearing Aid Is an iPhonehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/when-your-hearing-aid-iphone/82627/A company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.Megan Garber, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:28:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/when-your-hearing-aid-iphone/82627/Healthandras_csontos/Shutterstock.comE-Filing Enables IRS to Issue Refunds Faster Despite Shutdown, Smaller Staffhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/e-filing-enables-irs-issue-refunds-faster-despite-shutdown-smaller-staff/82672/A rise in computer tax filing helped the agency process more returns fasterCharles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/e-filing-enables-irs-issue-refunds-faster-despite-shutdown-smaller-staff/82672/MobileJ. David Ake/APDHS Wants to Recycle Its Own Computershttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/dhs-wants-recycle-its-own-computers/82654/Department thinks it can do a better job than GSAXcess.Aliya SternsteinWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/dhs-wants-recycle-its-own-computers/82654/CIO BriefingPhotographee.eu/Shutterstock.comHow Government Data Could Make College Cheaperhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-government-data-could-make-college-cheaper/82639/The Education Department is asking developers how they could use APIs to make college a better value for students.Joseph MarksWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-government-data-could-make-college-cheaper/82639/Emerging TechBennyartist/Shutterstock.comThe Electronic-Medical-Records Email of the Day, No. 1http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/electronic-medical-records-email-day-no-1/82633/'Just as cars are not all the same, Electronic Medical Records vary greatly...'James Fallows, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:23:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/electronic-medical-records-email-day-no-1/82633/HealthPhotoXpressAmazon and Google Are Battling to Dominate the Cloud -- and Amazon May Already Have Wonhttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/amazon-and-google-are-battling-dominate-cloud-and-amazon-may-already-have-won/82621/Whatever the endgame, it could take decades to reach. In the meantime, this is a fight that rewards scale.Christopher Mims, QuartzWed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/amazon-and-google-are-battling-dominate-cloud-and-amazon-may-already-have-won/82621/CloudGil C/Shutterstock.comGet Ready to Pay for Things With Your Veinshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/get-ready-pay-things-your-veins/82600/Fingerprint scanners are so iPhone 5S. Up next: the geometry of the veins in your hands.Rachel Feltman, QuartzTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:48:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/get-ready-pay-things-your-veins/82600/Emerging TechSebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock.comHow to Generate Solar Power in the Darkhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-generate-solar-power-dark/82597/Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.Todd Woody, QuartzTue, 15 Apr 2014 17:36:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-generate-solar-power-dark/82597/Emerging TechA full moon rises behind the Empire State Building in New York.Julio Cortez/APFrom the Cloud to Your Pentagon-Issued Phonehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/cloud-your-pentagon-issued-phone/82576/The Defense Department plans to augment cloud services to work on mobile devices, a Defense Department acquisition manager said.Aliya SternsteinTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:55:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/cloud-your-pentagon-issued-phone/82576/Mobile3Dstock/Shutterstock.comRepurposing Old Drones to Bring Wi-Fi to War Fightershttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/repurposing-old-drones-bring-wi-fi-warfighters/82582/DARPA’s turning unmanned aerial vehicles into very mobile hotspots.Frank KonkelTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:25:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/repurposing-old-drones-bring-wi-fi-warfighters/82582/DefenseAn unmanned drone RQ-7A "Shadow" lands at an American military base in Baqouba, Iraq. US Army/AP File PhotoAlgorithm May Enable Common X-Rays to Identify Tiny Amounts of Uranium and Plutoniumhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/algorithm-may-enable-common-x-rays-identify-tiny-amounts-uranium-and-plutonium/82573/The code is based on a close examination of how radiation passes through various substances.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireTue, 15 Apr 2014 15:16:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/algorithm-may-enable-common-x-rays-identify-tiny-amounts-uranium-and-plutonium/82573/DefenseLos Angeles International Airport Enforcement Special Unit police officers use a bomb-sniffing dog to check baggage.Damian Dovarganes/APWhy Nobody Can Tell Whether the World’s Biggest Quantum Computer Is a Quantum Computerhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/why-nobody-can-tell-whether-worlds-biggest-quantum-computer-quantum-computer/82555/Scientists have been arguing for years about whether D-Wave’s device is really a quantum computer or not.Gideon Lichfield and Leo Mirani, QuartzTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:03:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/why-nobody-can-tell-whether-worlds-biggest-quantum-computer-quantum-computer/82555/Big DataA chip constructed by D-Wave Systems Inc. designed to operate as a 128-qubit superconducting adiabatic quantum optimization processor, mounted in a sample holder.Wikimedia CommonsGoogle Just Bought the Drone Company that Facebook Had Its Eye Onhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/google-just-bought-drone-company-facebook-had-its-eye/82546/The drone maker will help Google with its "Project Loon" initiative, which looks to provide internet access to remote areas.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireTue, 15 Apr 2014 13:21:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/google-just-bought-drone-company-facebook-had-its-eye/82546/DefenseTitan Aerospace's Solara 50 aircraftTitan Aerospace/APQualifying Cyber Command Staff Is Harder Than You Thinkhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/cyber-warrior-training-no-easy-task/82498/Coast Guard instructs computer whizzes from various educational backgrounds to reach the same proficiency level.Aliya SternsteinMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:56:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/cyber-warrior-training-no-easy-task/82498/CybersecurityJeff Wasserman/Shutterstock.comThis 67-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is Headed to Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/67-million-year-old-dinosaur-headed-space/82534/Well, a few microscopic parts of it are.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/67-million-year-old-dinosaur-headed-space/82534/Emerging TechBill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, dusts the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue.Kiichiro Sato/AP File PhotoGoogle Knew About Heartbleed and Didn’t Tell the Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/google-knew-about-heartbleed-and-didnt-tell-government/82528/Companies may hesitate to cooperate with the feds after NSA surveillance revelations, ACLU technologist says.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:14:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/google-knew-about-heartbleed-and-didnt-tell-government/82528/CIO Briefingwwwebmeister/Shutterstock.comSpace Lasers Will Beam Astronauts’ Superfast Videohttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-lasers-will-beam-astronauts-superfast-video/82519/'It's like upgrading from dial-up to DSL.'Alex Brown, National JournalMon, 14 Apr 2014 17:00:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-lasers-will-beam-astronauts-superfast-video/82519/Emerging TechBoston Considers Banning Deadliest Pathogens From New Biolabhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/boston-considers-banning-deadliest-pathogens-new-biolab/82513/Downtown biodefense lab wants to study some of the world's deadliest disease agents.Diane Barnes, Global Security NewswireMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:47:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/boston-considers-banning-deadliest-pathogens-new-biolab/82513/Healthluchschen/Shutterstock.comTech Unemployment Falls to 2.7 Percenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/04/tech-unemployment-falls-27-percent/82492/But IT professionals aren't quitting their jobs just yet.Brittany BallenstedtMon, 14 Apr 2014 14:48:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/04/tech-unemployment-falls-27-percent/82492/CIO Briefing - Wired Workplacekurhan/Shutterstock.comIs Your Agency Ready for the Cloud Security Deadline in June? http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/your-agency-ready-fedramp-deadline-june/82486/A compliance milestone and changes to FedRAMP itself are both approaching.Frank KonkelMon, 14 Apr 2014 14:30:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/your-agency-ready-fedramp-deadline-june/82486/Cloudwavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com