Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:22:03 -0400Tangled Up in FOIA Requests, Agencies Turn to Technology user experience to simplify back-end processes.Rebecca CarrollTue, 30 Sep 2014 17:22:03 -0400 Briefingjdwfoto/Shutterstock.comVeterans Benefits Administration Gets New Communications Chief public affairs director Boone started at VBA last week.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 16:29:33 -0400 - What's BrewinThe Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.Charles Dharapak/APVA CIO: Scheduling System Software Will Be Fielded by 2017, Not 2020 department says a chart depicting a full rollout not until 2020 was outdated and it's committed to a two-year rollout.Bob BrewinTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:26 -0400 Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix.Matt York/APPorn Purveyor Serves up Nude Celeb Photos and Lookalikes on Hacked Sites of the compromised Web pages belong to schools and church groups.Nextgov StaffTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:29:39 -0400 Jennifer LawrenceArthur Mola/Invision/APGovernment, the Last Great Technology Skeptic to technology remains an issue in all branches of government.Camille TuuttiTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:21:08 -0400 - Tech InsiderBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comDoes the Intelligence Community Really Get Hadoop? experts say the government needs to hire more data scientists to keep up with the big-data savvy private sector.Jack MooreTue, 30 Sep 2014 14:39:21 -0400 Databloomua/Shutterstock.comNOAA Taps New Head for Satellite Programs among new NOAA satellite guru’s priorities will be overseeing two new programs worth a collective $20 billionFrank KonkelTue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:52 -0400 TechNOAA's GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument arrives at Lockheed Martin’s Littleton, Colorado facility.NOAAContractors, Expect 72-hour Rule for Disclosing Corporate Hacks military requires breaches of company systems holding technical data be reported within three days – and so might the rest of the government.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Sep 2014 22:11:33 -0400 Wasserman/Shutterstock.comWhat We Know About Coming DATA Act Standards pile of data needed to track federal spending is an unwieldy, nonuniform mess.Rebecca CarrollMon, 29 Sep 2014 20:33:44 -0400 DataGenialbaron/Shutterstock.comFewer Cyber Pros, More Cyber Problems U.S. government does not have an adequate workforce to address the government’s growing and critical cybersecurity needs.Jeffrey AitMon, 29 Sep 2014 17:12:12 -0400 More Selfie Elbow? Drones Could Soon Be Snapping Your Self Portraits device, now in development, introduces a new way to use drones.Sonali Kohli, QuartzMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:43:05 -0400 man takes a selfie with the White House in Washington, DC.Carolyn Kaster/APWhy This Tech Giant is Impressed with the International Ebola Response’s at least one person who thinks the world is doing a good job.Sophie Novack, National JournalMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:52 -0400 Walsh/APMAP: Just How Big is the World’s Largest Marine Reserve? Esri, the map illustrates the expansion of protected areas in the Pacific Ocean.Caitlin Fairchild and Jack MooreMon, 29 Sep 2014 15:56:35 -0400 DataJohn A. Anderson/Shutterstock.comHush-hush Data Firm Palantir Snags ICE Case-Tracking Deal deal is part of an $818 million program to replace a 1980s-era watch-list system.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:50 -0400 DataIn this March 30, 2012 photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents take a suspect into custody.Gregory Bull/AP File PhotoWhen Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.Alexis Madrigal and Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticMon, 29 Sep 2014 12:25:44 -0400 Zero In on Subs, Steal Kentucky Patient Data and Foul Web Developer Site another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 26 Sep 2014 20:44:13 -0400 user Matthew C. WrightNo New VA Patient Schedule System Until 2020 (UPDATED) aims to roll out new software to first 300 users in 2016.Bob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:31:54 -0400 - What's BrewinA wheelchair sits outside the Atlanta VA Medical Center.David Goldman/AP File PhotoForget Supersonic Jets. The Military Needs an Odometer for Computer Chips. could keep out Chinese counterfeit chips from military systemsAliya SternsteinFri, 26 Sep 2014 17:05:29 -0400 VA Overpays Some Temporary Disability Claims on Chicago and Seattle offices shows slow review of claimsBob BrewinFri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:28 -0400 Mone/APBuying Coffee vs. Visualizing the Life Cycle of Federal Spending DATA Act considerations.Rebecca CarrollFri, 26 Sep 2014 14:36:53 -0400 DataSean Wandzilak/‘Beyond the Law?’ FBI Director Criticizes Apple, Google Privacy Features companies will prevent the government from accessing phone data—even with a warrant.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:22:57 -0400 DataFBI Director James ComeyManuel Balce Ceneta/APHow Big Data Can be Used to Fight Unfair Hiring Practices data may be fraught with peril, but its evangelists say its use could help remedy common—and often unseen—discriminatory behavior. But only if employers really want that.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:10:41 -0400 Data Jirsak/Shutterstock.comFacebook Increasingly the Gatekeeper of Your Online Identity notion that the world outside its homepage remains anonymous is increasingly untrue.Leo Mirani, QuartzFri, 26 Sep 2014 11:51:50 -0400 Techantb/Shutterstock.comDo We Need to ‘Disrupt’ the Cybersecurity Status Quo? month marks 10 years since DHS first marked Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Is the cyber conversation stuck in 2004?Jessica Herrera-Flanigan Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:41:17 -0400 - Cybersecurity ReportMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.com1.4 Million Users of Travel Site Acquired by TripAdvisor Affected by Payment and Account Breach charges showed up on customers’ credit cards after booking through Viator.Nextgov StaffThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:58:48 -0400 Rosenthal/