Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400Why Crowdfunding Is Set to Explode in Size Over the Next Few Yearshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/why-crowdfunding-set-explode-size-over-next-few-years/83098/The crowdsourcing market could hit around $17 billion globally by 2015, report predicts.Mark DeCambre, QuartzThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/why-crowdfunding-set-explode-size-over-next-few-years/83098/Emerging Techigor kisselev/Shutterstock.comThe RFP for the U-2 Spy Plane Was Just Two Pages Longhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/rfp-u-2-spy-plane-was-just-two-pages-long/83104/The acquisition shows how government contracting has changed and stayed the same.Joseph MarksWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/rfp-u-2-spy-plane-was-just-two-pages-long/83104/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane takes off from the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea.Lee Jin-man/APHow Going to Space Can Mess With Astronauts' Brainshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-going-space-can-mess-astronauts-brains/83095/A new study finds that deep-space travel could warp reaction time.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:05:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-going-space-can-mess-astronauts-brains/83095/Emerging TechU.S. astronaut Steven Swanson, a crew member of the mission to the ISS, tests a space suit during pre-launch preparations. Maxim Shipenkov/APThe Brutal Bust in Next-Generation Biofuels in One Charthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/brutal-bust-next-generation-biofuels-one-chart/83092/The U.S. government finally gets it: We won't be powering our cars with corncobs any time soon.Todd Woody, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:00:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/brutal-bust-next-generation-biofuels-one-chart/83092/Emerging TechFormer FCC Official to Head Cellphone Lobbyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/former-fcc-official-head-cellphone-lobby/83086/Meredith Attwell Baker will leave Comcast for the wireless group CTIA.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:50:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/former-fcc-official-head-cellphone-lobby/83086/CIO BriefingMeredith Attwell Baker, a former FCC commissioner, will head CTIAFlickr user icannphotosNew Website Helps Vets Find Jobs, Employers Search Resumeshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/new-website-helps-vets-find-jobs-employers-search-resumes/83083/Employment center includes a “military skills translator” to help veterans create more effective resumes.Nextgov StaffWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/new-website-helps-vets-find-jobs-employers-search-resumes/83083/DefenseFirst lady Michelle Obama speaks at a National Symposium on Veterans’ Employment in Construction, hosted by the Labor Department, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.Manuel Balce Ceneta/APWhat the Shift to Mobile Means for Blind News Consumershttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/what-shift-mobile-means-blind-news-consumers/83047/The Internet is becoming more accessible, but it's mostly by accident.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/what-shift-mobile-means-blind-news-consumers/83047/MobileVerveridis Vasilis/Shutterstock.comFeds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigationshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/feds-tap-data-surveillance-firm-money-laundering-investigations/83065/The five-year sole source contract with Palantir will support Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security.Aliya SternsteinWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/feds-tap-data-surveillance-firm-money-laundering-investigations/83065/Big DataChamille White/Shutteerstock.comBrazil Is About To Have an Internet Bill of Rightshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/brazil-about-have-internet-bill-rights/83056/This first-of-its-kind bill spells out internet users' rights to access and privacy.Sara Morrison, The WireWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:42:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/brazil-about-have-internet-bill-rights/83056/CybersecurityBrazil's President Dilma RousseffEraldo Peres/APWatch Live: NASA Astronauts Take a Spacewalk to Repair the ISShttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/watch-live-nasa-astronauts-take-spacewalk-repair-iss/83053/Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio will install a backup computer on the exterior of the International Space Station.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/watch-live-nasa-astronauts-take-spacewalk-repair-iss/83053/Emerging TechNASA astronauts Steven Swanson, left, and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.NASA/APFEC Considers Allowing Bitcoin Donations to Political Campaignshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/fec-considers-allowing-bitcoin-donations-political-campaigns/83035/Could virtual currency be the next form of campaign clout?Alex Brown and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 10:07:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/fec-considers-allowing-bitcoin-donations-political-campaigns/83035/CIO BriefingVallaV/Shutterstock.comHow Google Is Helping Warren Buffett Go Green http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-google-helping-warren-buffett-go-green/83023/The search giant makes a big wind energy buy from Buffett's MidAmerican Energy.Todd Woody, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-google-helping-warren-buffett-go-green/83023/Emerging TechNati Harnik/APBuying Facebook Ads Could be a Bad Call for Agencieshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/buying-facebook-ads-could-be-bad-call-agencies/83020/Departments should focus more on mission and less on marketing, GSA says.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:28:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/buying-facebook-ads-could-be-bad-call-agencies/83020/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechJoerg Koch/AP File PhotoThe Supreme Court Doesn't Like This New TV Streaming Website, but Is It Illegal? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/supreme-court-doesnt-new-tv-streaming-website-it-illegal/83017/The justices mull the fate of Aero.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/supreme-court-doesnt-new-tv-streaming-website-it-illegal/83017/Emerging TechVideojournalists set up outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 22, 2104.J. David Ake/APGSA Has a New Plan for Cloud Providers Navigating Changing Security Standards http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/gsa-has-new-plan-cloud-providers-navigating-changing-security-standards/83014/Transition plan provides specific FedRAMP guidance to CSPs at varying stages.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:59:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/gsa-has-new-plan-cloud-providers-navigating-changing-security-standards/83014/CybersecurityMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comFeds Are Sharing Less Weapons of Mass Destruction Info With Lawmakershttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/feds-are-sharing-less-info-hotspot-wmds-congress-report-finds/83011/Congress requires the government to report on the nuclear and missile programs of Iran, North Korea and Syria.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:58:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/feds-are-sharing-less-info-hotspot-wmds-congress-report-finds/83011/DefenseAn army officer walks past barrels with chemical waste at the German state-run company GEKA, specialized in the disposal of hazardous materials. The company is tasked to destroy waste material from dismantled Syrian chemical weapons. Martin Meissner/APHow to Go Viral From Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-go-viral-space/82999/Orbital YouTubing made Chris Hadfield an Internet sensation—and got millions of people hooked on science.Alex Brown, National JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 15:49:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-go-viral-space/82999/Emerging TechCanadian Space Agency via YouTubeBYOD Cost the Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phoneshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/byod-cost-energy-department-more-supplying-government-phones/82975/Department could save $2.3 million in three years with better mobile management, auditor finds.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:31:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/byod-cost-energy-department-more-supplying-government-phones/82975/Mobile imtmphoto/Shutterstock.comSooner or Later, Security Drones Will Be Hovering Over Major Marathonshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/sooner-or-later-security-drones-will-be-hovering-over-major-marathons/82960/Sprawling, citywide events such as marathons present a particularly thorny security problem.Jake Becker, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:37:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/sooner-or-later-security-drones-will-be-hovering-over-major-marathons/82960/DefenseRunners wait to start the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. Michael Dwyer/APHow Africa Beat the West at Reinventing Money for the Mobile Agehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/how-africa-beat-west-reinventing-money-mobile-age/82951/Mobile money exploded because the continent’s cash economy was ripe for disruption.Dayo Olopade , The AtlanticTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:19:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/how-africa-beat-west-reinventing-money-mobile-age/82951/MobileCustomers make money transfers at an M-Pesa counter in Nairobi, Kenya.Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP File PhotoSpace Isn’t Just the Final Frontier -- It’s a Dangerous Venue for Geopolitical Brinksmanshiphttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-isnt-just-final-frontier-its-dangerous-venue-geopolitical-brinksmanship/82954/Senior officials are not paying enough attention to potential problems in orbit, security analyst says.Tim Fernholz, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 10:26:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-isnt-just-final-frontier-its-dangerous-venue-geopolitical-brinksmanship/82954/Emerging TechIs this man the new warfighter?NASAGovernment Employees Cause Nearly 60% of Public Sector Cyber Incidents http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/government-employees-cause-nearly-60-public-sector-cyber-incidents/82933/Misfired emails and other errors account for most of the compromised data.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:27:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/government-employees-cause-nearly-60-public-sector-cyber-incidents/82933/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comWant to Know How Developers Use Your Agency's Data? Ask Them.http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/want-know-how-developers-use-your-agencys-data-ask-them/82930/An upgraded HealthData.gov site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.Joseph MarksMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:43:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/want-know-how-developers-use-your-agencys-data-ask-them/82930/Health everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhite House: No Deportation for Justin Bieber http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/white-house-no-deportation-justin-bieber/82912/Obama administration declines to comment on anti-Bieber We the People petition.Frank KonkelMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:48:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/white-house-no-deportation-justin-bieber/82912/CIO BriefingThe Canadian pop star's concerts involve pyrotechnics and backupdancers.Dan Harr/Invision/APPeople Are Already Pawning White House Easter Eggs on eBayhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/people-are-already-pawning-white-house-easter-eggs-ebay/82927/Well, that was fast.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:10:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/people-are-already-pawning-white-house-easter-eggs-ebay/82927/CIO BriefingCarolyn Kaster/AP