Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSun, 23 Nov 2014 19:56:00 -0500DHS Set to Destroy Governmentwide Network Surveillance Recordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/dhs-set-destroy-governmentwide-network-surveillance-records/99737/"Einstein" critics are happy to see the metadata go, but not about obliterating potential evidence of overreach.Aliya SternsteinSun, 23 Nov 2014 19:56:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/dhs-set-destroy-governmentwide-network-surveillance-records/99737/CybersecurityMark J. Terrill/AP File PhotoInfographic: NASA's Next Rockethttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/11/infographic-nasas-next-rocket/99680/Inside the space agency's in-progress Space Launch SystemCaitlin FairchildFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:37 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/11/infographic-nasas-next-rocket/99680/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe barrel for the engine section of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System.NASAWhy Do So Few Feds Champion User Experience?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/why-do-so-few-feds-champion-customer-experience/99704/A dearth of staff resources, a lack of awareness about UX and nonexistent management buy-in are the top challenges.Nextgov StaffFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:52 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/why-do-so-few-feds-champion-customer-experience/99704/News - Tech Insiderscyther5/Shutterstock.comHackers Scam Uncle Sam, Upset Mick Jagger and Rob HSBChttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-scam-uncle-sam-upset-mick-jagger-and-rob-hsbc/99692/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:10:14 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-scam-uncle-sam-upset-mick-jagger-and-rob-hsbc/99692/CybersecuritySinger Mick Jagger, right, with his girlfriend, designer L'Wren Scott.Richard Drew/AP File PhotoVA’s Aggressive Plan for Shedding Its 'Back-to-the-Future' Era Scheduling System http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/vas-aggressive-plan-shedding-its-back-future-era-scheduling-software/99683/VA is now taking bids for commercial software to replace a clunky 1980s-era system for scheduling medical appointments.Jack MooreFri, 21 Nov 2014 15:40:22 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/vas-aggressive-plan-shedding-its-back-future-era-scheduling-software/99683/DefenseA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta. David Goldman/AP File PhotoImmigrants Use Social Networking to Prove Residencyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/immigrants-are-using-facebook-check-ins-prove-residency/99659/Applicants have submitted check-ins at restaurants and movie theaters, parties and sporting events, to show they were in the United States.Chris Fowler, QuartzFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:29:12 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/11/immigrants-are-using-facebook-check-ins-prove-residency/99659/Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comWhy Is Apple Gobbling Up a Quarter of the World’s Sapphire Supply?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/why-apple-gobbling-quarter-worlds-sapphire-supply/99665/The sapphire is used to cover the iPhone’s camera lens and fingerprint reader.Dan Frommer, QuartzFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:11:31 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/why-apple-gobbling-quarter-worlds-sapphire-supply/99665/Mobileendermasali/Shutterstock.com The Number of Works Licensed Under Creative Commons Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2015http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/number-works-licensed-under-creative-commons-will-surpass-1-billion-2015/99662/The number of creations under open 'Creative Commons' licenses has doubled since 2010Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:06:37 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/number-works-licensed-under-creative-commons-will-surpass-1-billion-2015/99662/Big Datafotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comObama's Net-Neutrality Plan Could Mean New Internet Feeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/obamas-net-neutrality-plan-could-mean-new-internet-fees/99656/The president wants to treat the Internet like a utility, which could trigger new government tolls.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:04:18 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/obamas-net-neutrality-plan-could-mean-new-internet-fees/99656/CIO BriefingCarolyn Kaster/APWhat a Privacy Activist Turned Top White House Adviser Thinks About Cybersecurityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/public-and-private-sides-white-house-cyber-director-ari-schwartz/99605/One-time civil liberties activist now forges compromises between government and industry on network security and surveillance activities.Aliya SternsteinThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:59:04 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/public-and-private-sides-white-house-cyber-director-ari-schwartz/99605/CybersecurityJeff ElkinsCIA’s Official Book Reviewer Unimpressed with Tomes on Snowdenhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/cias-official-book-reviewer-unimpressed-tomes-snowden/99587/The spy agency describes Glenn Greenwald’s recent book as full of “bitter ad hominem rationale.”Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:38:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/cias-official-book-reviewer-unimpressed-tomes-snowden/99587/DefenseJournalist Glenn Greenwald steps out of Terminal 4 after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, April 11, 2014, in New York. John Minchillo/APGovernment Tech Recruiting Still Overshadowed by HealthCare.gov Blunderhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/government-tech-recruiting-still-overshadowed-healthcaregov-blunder/99599/Democrats are concerned Todd Park’s recent grilling could hurt his efforts to recruit top tech talent.Jack MooreThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:15:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/government-tech-recruiting-still-overshadowed-healthcaregov-blunder/99599/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceTodd Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol HillJ. Scott Applewhite/APLawmaker Says NSA Should End Phone Spying On Its Ownhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/lawmaker-says-nsa-should-end-phone-spying-its-own/99593/Senate Republicans blocked a bill to restrict domestic surveillance. But Rep. Adam Schiff says the administration should act anyway.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:08:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/lawmaker-says-nsa-should-end-phone-spying-its-own/99593/Big DataRep. Adam Schiff, D-Ca.Cliff Owen/APYes, Your Pacemaker Can Get Hackedhttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/11/yes-your-pacemaker-can-get-hacked/99581/Lapses in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation.Daniela Hernandez and Julie Appleby, The AtlanticThu, 20 Nov 2014 17:02:45 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/11/yes-your-pacemaker-can-get-hacked/99581/Healthkhuruzero/Shutterstock.com Developers, Want to Earn More Money? Learn Ruby on Railshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/developers-want-earn-more-money-learn-ruby-rails/99539/Though a language currently in high demand like Ruby might get you the best salary, it might not be the best way to make a career.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:49 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2014/11/developers-want-earn-more-money-learn-ruby-rails/99539/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceADE2013/Shutterstock.com Ted Cruz’s Plan for Internet Freedom? A Permanent Internet Tax Banhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/ted-cruzs-plan-internet-freedom-permanent-internet-tax-ban/99536/The legislation would hurt his home state’s bottom line.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:32:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/11/ted-cruzs-plan-internet-freedom-permanent-internet-tax-ban/99536/CIO BriefingSen. Ted Cruz, R-TexasTony Gutierrez/AP Parsing Rand Paul’s ‘No’ Vote on NSA Reformhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/parsing-rand-pauls-no-vote-nsa-reform/99533/The libertarian says his opposition to a Senate bill protected Americans’ privacy. Privacy advocates disagree.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:09:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/parsing-rand-pauls-no-vote-nsa-reform/99533/CybersecuritySen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.Carolyn Kaster/APTimeline: How the Postal Service Data Breach Went Downhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/timeline-how-postal-service-data-breach-went-down/99494/The timeline provides a fascinating look at how the federal government responds to cyber intrusions.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 18:23:54 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/timeline-how-postal-service-data-breach-went-down/99494/CybersecurityKen Wolter/Shutterstock.comHealthCare.gov Security Back in the Spotlighthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/healthcaregov-security-back-spotlight/99491/House Republicans say they remain concerned about the cybersecurity controls underpinning the online federal health exchange.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 17:27:14 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/healthcaregov-security-back-spotlight/99491/CybersecurityTodd Park, former chief technology officer of the US, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington.J. Scott Applewhite/APHackers Possibly Copied Postal Employee Pay Recordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-possibly-copied-postal-employee-pay-records/99470/About 100 servers and computer workstations were breached in the September intrusion.Aliya SternsteinWed, 19 Nov 2014 14:53:33 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/hackers-possibly-copied-postal-employee-pay-records/99470/CybersecurityU.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta.David Goldman/AP File PhotoSenate Vote to Rein in NSA Spying Falls Shorthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/senate-vote-rein-nsa-spying-falls-short/99452/The defeat marks an abrupt setback for the post-Snowden movement to curb U.S. spying practices.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 19 Nov 2014 12:47:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/11/senate-vote-rein-nsa-spying-falls-short/99452/Big DataBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comReport: Government Has Only 5 Years To Secure Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/report-government-has-only-5-years-secure-internet-things/99446/Water, power, health care and transportation systems have grown more dependent on IoT devices in recent years.Jack MooreWed, 19 Nov 2014 11:33:54 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/report-government-has-only-5-years-secure-internet-things/99446/Cybersecuritymaxuser/Shutterstock.comWill Veterans' Data Ever Truly Be Secure?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/will-veterans-data-ever-truly-be-secure/99401/"Every day, industry is finding new ways that things can be exploited," VA CIO told Congress.Frank KonkelWed, 19 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/11/will-veterans-data-ever-truly-be-secure/99401/DefenseMember of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.J. Scott Applewhite/APPostal Service Says Cyber Official Retiringhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/postal-service-says-cyber-official-retiring/99395/Chuck McGann was a key player in the Postal Service's response to the recent cyber intrusion.Jack MooreTue, 18 Nov 2014 18:06:22 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/11/postal-service-says-cyber-official-retiring/99395/CybersecurityFlickr user tales of a wandering youkaiAre Federal Agencies Ready for Apple Pay?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/apple-pay-here-and-federal-agencies-need-be-ready/99365/In 2015, mobile payments will accelerate and constituents will expect federal agencies to support these alternative payment options.Nolan JonesTue, 18 Nov 2014 16:50:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/11/apple-pay-here-and-federal-agencies-need-be-ready/99365/MobileEddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, Calif.Eric Risberg/AP File Photo