Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500Rollout of New CIO Powers Could be 'Uneven,' DOJ CIO Sayshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/fitara-implementation-will-be-uneven-says-doj-cio/106593/At a recent conference, Justice Department Chief Information Officer Joe Klimavicz said some agencies will be quicker to enact the federal IT reform.Mohana RavindranathTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/fitara-implementation-will-be-uneven-says-doj-cio/106593/CIO Briefingdencg/Shutterstock.comWere Clinton's Personal Emails an Open Door to Hackers?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/were-clintons-personal-emails-open-door-hackers/106608/Beyond the transparency concerns, security experts wonder whether the former secretary of state’s emails were protected from foreign hackers.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 17:10:20 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/were-clintons-personal-emails-open-door-hackers/106608/Cybersecurityxtock/Shutterstock.comWhy US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/why-us-officials-stopped-talking-about-cyberwar/106599/A future awaits where countries share intelligence one minute, and hack and cyberattack each other the next.Bruce Schneier, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 16:31:06 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/why-us-officials-stopped-talking-about-cyberwar/106599/DefenseTammy54/Shutterstock.comWhat Clinton's Email Habits Reveal About Federal Records Lawshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/three-things-you-should-know-about/106566/Federal regulations don’t outright ban the use of personal email accounts to conduct official government business.Hallie GoldenTue, 03 Mar 2015 15:25:07 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/three-things-you-should-know-about/106566/CIO BriefingBebeto Matthews/APFeds Say They Finally Have a Database of Every Cyber Job in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/Federal cyberwarriors hail from more than 100 different job categories scattered across agencies.Jack MooreTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:01:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/feds-say-they-finally-have-database-every-cyber-job-government/106554/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceJirsak/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms and Dadshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leaveRebecca Grant, The AtlanticTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:35:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/silicon-valleys-best-and-worst-jobs-new-moms-and-dads/106551/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceEdyta Pawlowska/Shutterstock.comWhy Big Data Gets a Bad Rap in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/big-data-good-bad-and-opportunities/106548/Believe it or not, big data is not all fire and brimstone, surveillance and mass spying.Frank KonkelTue, 03 Mar 2015 13:19:55 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/big-data-good-bad-and-opportunities/106548/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techfaithie/Shutterstock.comHillary Clinton's Personal Email Use a Blow to White House Transparency Claimhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hillary-clintons-personal-email-use-already-big-political-problem/106530/It didn't take long for The New York Times report to take off Monday night.Matt Berman, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:16:37 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hillary-clintons-personal-email-use-already-big-political-problem/106530/CybersecurityCarolyn Kaster/APThe Internet of Things Is So Easy, We Built Our Ownhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/internet-things-so-easy-we-built-our-own/106482/For less than $100, we built a Barack Obama Detector for your desk.Andrew McGill, National JournalTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/internet-things-so-easy-we-built-our-own/106482/Big DataA simple "Internet of Things" machine can tell where in the world is Barack Obama. Carolyn Kaster/AP6 Biggest Blunders in Government's Annual Cyber Report Cardhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/6-biggest-blunders-governments-annual-cyber-report-card/106512/The White House has released its yearly assessment of agency compliance with the governmentwide cyber laws.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 19:03:24 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/6-biggest-blunders-governments-annual-cyber-report-card/106512/CybersecuritySergey NivensWhen Congress and Cloud Collidedhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/when-congress-and-cloud-collided/106494/A lawmaker came up with a new meaning for the term “cloud.” But DOD’s chief information officer isn’t smiling.Frank KonkelMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:19:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/when-congress-and-cloud-collided/106494/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechRep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.J. Scott Applewhite/APNew Tool Aims to Make Government Financial Disclosures More Transparent http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/office-government-ethics-pushes-e-filing-system-financial-disclosure/106479/From January 2016 and onward, OGE plans to require Senate-confirmed appointees to use the online system, called Integrity.Mohana RavindranathMon, 02 Mar 2015 17:17:15 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/office-government-ethics-pushes-e-filing-system-financial-disclosure/106479/CIO BriefingCienpies Design/Shutterstock.comClapper: Maintaining Phone Call Surveillance is Like Buying Insurancehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/clapper-running-phone-call-surveillance-buying-insurance/106485/The nation's top spy said keeping logs of U.S. citizens' phone calls is a preventive measure for discerning potential threats.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 16:33:41 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/clapper-running-phone-call-surveillance-buying-insurance/106485/CybersecurityDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper J. Scott Applewhite/APVideo: Open Data and Fostering Citizen Advocacyhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/video-open-data-and-fostering-citizen-advocacy/106452/The third installment in our collaboration with Socrata's Open Data TV.Caitlin FairchildMon, 02 Mar 2015 15:48:04 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/video-open-data-and-fostering-citizen-advocacy/106452/Big Datawhitehoune/Shutterstock.comWhen IRS Tech Projects Start to Slip, Congress is the Last to Knowhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/when-irs-tech-projects-start-slip-congress-last-know/106449/A few key tech projects at IRS are running over budget and behind schedule, and lawmakers are being left out of the loop, GAO said.Jack MooreMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:24:15 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/when-irs-tech-projects-start-slip-congress-last-know/106449/CIO BriefingThe IRS building is seen in Washington. J. David Ake/AP File PhotoMeet FTC's Chief Geekhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/meet-ftcs-chief-geek/106443/Ashkan Soltani is the new chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission—the tech industry's biggest privacy watchdog.Laura Ryan, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 14:05:58 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/meet-ftcs-chief-geek/106443/CIO BriefingFlickr user LunaWeb The White House Is Now a Great Stepping Stone for Cushy Tech Careershttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/white-house-now-great-stepping-stone-cushy-tech-careers/106437/Some tech companies appear to be placing their bets on influential recruits rather than K Street.Alice Truong, QuartzMon, 02 Mar 2015 13:31:05 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/white-house-now-great-stepping-stone-cushy-tech-careers/106437/CIO BriefingFormer White House press secretary Jay CarneyAP PhotoObama's 'Privacy Bill of Rights' Gets Bashed from All Sideshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/obamas-privacy-bill-rights-gets-bashed-all-sides/106431/The proposal aims to give consumers more control over their own information, but privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:44:46 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/obamas-privacy-bill-rights-gets-bashed-all-sides/106431/CybersecurityJoeBakal/Shutterstock.comFederal Court Authorizes NSA Mass Surveillance Through Junehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/federal-court-authorizes-nsa-mass-surveillance-through-june/106428/Unless Congress actsDustin Volz, National JournalMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:11:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/federal-court-authorizes-nsa-mass-surveillance-through-june/106428/DefensePatrick Semansky/AP File PhotoFormer WH Deputy CIO Lands at Fortune 500 Medical Device Firmhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/former-wh-deputy-cio-lands-fortune-500-medical-device-firm/106386/Alissa Johnson has served as deputy CIO in the White House’s Executive Office of the President since March 2012.Nextgov StaffMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:28:21 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/former-wh-deputy-cio-lands-fortune-500-medical-device-firm/106386/News - Tech InsiderOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comHackers Cut In Line for Burning Man Tickets, Hack Back Against Lenovo and Scam Illinois Copshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-cut-line-burning-man-tickets-hack-back-against-lenovo-and-scam-illinois-cops/106350/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:45:14 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-cut-line-burning-man-tickets-hack-back-against-lenovo-and-scam-illinois-cops/106350/CybersecurityA scene from the 2014 Burning Man festival.Flickr user Gwen SchroederWhite House Cyber Force Has a $140,000 Openinghttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/white-house-cyber-force-has-140000-opening/106344/Our cyber defenders are always on guard. Take that, China.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Feb 2015 17:28:12 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/white-house-cyber-force-has-140000-opening/106344/CybersecurityOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comGAO: Pentagon's IT Planning is Too Sluggishhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/gao-report-pentagon-too-slow-planning-it-programs/106317/GAO's third examination of the Defense Department's major IT programs found some projects spent an average of five years, two months and $452 million before establishing cost and schedules.Mohana RavindranathFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:24:57 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/02/gao-report-pentagon-too-slow-planning-it-programs/106317/DefenseGil C/Shutterstock.comIs FCC Becoming Too Politicized?http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/fcc-becoming-too-politicized/106326/In the wake of the historic net-neutrality decision, an independent agency is more polarized than ever.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 27 Feb 2015 15:01:34 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/02/fcc-becoming-too-politicized/106326/CIO BriefingPablo Martinez Monsivais/APSuits vs. Hoodies: The Two Cybersecurity Cultureshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/suits-vs-hoodies-two-sybersecurity-cultures/106329/How a tense exchange between the NSA director and a Yahoo executive reveals the rift between D.C. and Silicon ValleyJustin Lynch, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 14:58:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/02/suits-vs-hoodies-two-sybersecurity-cultures/106329/CybersecurityNational Security Agency director Mike Rogers speaks at Stanford University, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP