Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:31 -0400Hackers Demand Bitcoin, Expose Silk Road Judge and Shellshock City of Mobile another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:28:31 -0400 Zakharova/Shutterstock.comNavy Takes on Internet of Things with New Task Force"Task Force Cyber Awakening" will draw from the head U.S. Cyber Command's reaction strategy to a major Navy computer system hack.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:51:29 -0400 amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, background, pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf.Juan Guerra, U.S. Navy/APThe Ubiquity of Cyber-Espionage Look Media's Morgan Marquis-Boire and Crowdstrike's Dmitri Alperovitch on why nation-states are the hackers we should be most afraid ofRobinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:28:38 -0400 FBI's Secret House Meeting to Get Access to Your iPhone administration argues that encryption is making it difficult for police to catch dangerous criminals.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:09:11 -0400 Yu/APArmy Wants Better Teeth Tracking Army is seeking new dental software. It needs to have dynamic scheduling capabilities, according to contracting docs.Bob BrewinFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:05:04 -0400 - What's BrewinInnervisionArt/Shutterstock.comExclusive: AFRICOM Plans High-Speed Circuits to Liberia military plans to lease a 622 megabit terrestrial circuit from Europe to Liberia.Bob BrewinFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:33:16 -0400 workers carry the body of a old man from his house as he is suspected of dying from the Ebola virus in the Siah Town area on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.Abbas Dulleh/APWhen Government is the Hacker, How Do You Protect Yourself? malware and mass government surveillance breach U.S. citizens’ privacy, tech firms say.Aliya SternsteinFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:07:45 -0400 Director James ComeyMike Groll/AP File PhotoGovernment’s Sustainability Efforts Present ‘Big Data Opportunity’ combination of recent federal policies and emerging technologies have the potential to significantly curb agencies’ energy spending.Frank KonkelThu, 30 Oct 2014 17:07:50 -0400 TechChones/Shutterstock.comWhite House Challenge: Make Our First 3-D Printed Christmas Ornament don’t even need a 3-D printer.Rebecca CarrollThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:08 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechThe White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.Jacquelyn Martin/APVA Eyes New Medical Imaging System new system will be built on commercial standards for viewing medical images, including X-rays, CT body scans and MRI brain scans.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:51:45 -0400 - What's Brewinlendy16/Shutterstock.comRace is On for Defense Health Record – but VA Backs Out of Competition teams of contractors are vying for the electronic health record system contract – and the $11 billion prize attached.Bob BrewinThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:31 -0400 - Health ITAmanda Hsu/Shutterstock.comWhy an Ebola Vaccine May Not Stop the Epidemic earliest human trials—that is, initial safety studies in small numbers of volunteers—are underway.Kate Thomas, QuartzThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:16:45 -0400 Adrian Hill, Director leader of the trials for the experimental Ebola vaccine holds a vial of the vaccine in Oxford, England Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.Steve Parsons/APAre the White House Hackers Gone?'s a possibility the unnamed attacker is still there.Aliya SternsteinThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:20:43 -0400 Smith Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code U.S. chief technology officer and former vice president of Google[x] believes the key to innovation is early STEM education.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticWed, 29 Oct 2014 17:01:45 -0400 BriefingFlickr user Joi ItoDefense Mobile Update: BlackBerry Still Dominates devices in use by the Defense Department total 85,000 -- 10 times the number of Apple and Android devices.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 15:52:18 -0400 person tries out the BlackBerry 10.Mark Lennihan/APNSA Chief Warns Companies Against Revenge Hacking"Hacking back" may be illegal, Michael Rogers said. But his advice doesn't apply to the agency he heads.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 14:03:05 -0400 Director Adm. Michael RogersLauren Victoria Burke/APBritish Spies Allowed to Access U.S. Data Without a Warrant released documents from the British government reveal a lack of judicial oversight for how it sifts through communications data collected by the NSA and other foreign governments.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:38 -0400 Data Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.comToday's Lesson -- Aging Soviet Rocket Engine Doesn't Fly Sciences Corp. tried to launch a mission to the International Space Station using rocket engines built four decades agoBob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:25:21 -0400 - What's BrewinThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUnmanned NASA Rocket Explodes in Virginia failed launch came just one day after NASA scrubbed an earlier scheduled launch due to a stray boat encroaching into the rocket's safety range.Matt Berman and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:13:15 -0400 TechThe Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch.NASA/APUS Army Will Provide Wi-Fi for NGOs in the Fight Against Ebola networks the Army is setting up in West Africa will support both military users and NGOs, such as Doctors without Borders.Bob BrewinWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:55 -0400 Ignatov/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Disaster Management Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.Robert A. Runge and Isabel RungeWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:44 -0400 - Tech Insider A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoRepublicans Target Tech Official to Link Obama to Woes Park formally subpoenaed to testify Nov. 19.Rebecca CarrollTue, 28 Oct 2014 17:09:15 -0400 Park, former U.S. chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy testified before the House Oversight Committee, Nov. 13, 2013. J. Scott Applewhite/APHere Are Six Nearly Certified Cloud Services Waiting in the Wings new list of “RedRAMP Ready Systems” is meant to make it easier for agencies to comply with security controls.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:31 -0400 Demidenko/Shutterstock.comA Whole Bunch of GPS Action new GPS sets pack enhanced anti-jam features. The latest launch is this week.Bob BrewinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:15:30 -0400 - What's BrewinA United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force Feb. 20, 2014, at 8:59 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.U.S. Air Force600 Military Travelers Handed ‘Chip and PIN’ Hack-Resistant Credit Cards Pentagon travel cards will be replaced with new tech by summer 2015.Aliya SternsteinTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:10:33 -0400 Potapova/