Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:12 -0400How Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17 look at the technology helping piece together what happened to Flight MH17 in Ukraine.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:12 -0400 Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.Dmitry Lovetsky/APFeds Join Lawsuit Alleging Symantec Overcharged Agencies for Software feds say the company failed to disclose discounts to agencies.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:05:39 -0400 BriefingFlickr user Martin McKeayEmbassies Get Phone System Upgrades Thanks to New $275M Contract task order will provide secure communications to more than 30 diplomatic posts.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:38:39 -0400 Wolter / Shutterstock.comFalse Air Force One Crash Reported on Hacked WSJ Facebook Page newspaper’s official account described the disappearance of Obama’s plane over Russian airspace.Nextgov StaffTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:06:23 -0400 the White House Website Violate Its Own Privacy Rules? social-media firm used a new, persistent form of online tracking.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:24:44 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comVA Still Mulling Timeline for New Scheduling System IT officials are still hammering out details for the overhaul.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:40 -0400 - What's BrewinActing Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson Jose Luis Magana/AP File PhotoiPhones Have a Major Security Hole That Apple Installed on Purpose you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:09:35 -0400 Young-joon/APIRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:05 -0400 DataLois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her hard drive was destroyed, IRS has said.J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoEvaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Grades Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:28 -0400"Why recruit for cyber on the basis of college degrees and the like when, in fact, what we really care about are skills that don't really correlate with that?" Richard Danzig asked.Defense Department file photoThe Most Valuable Data on Earth?’s a pun. Here’s the White House plan for Earth data.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:47 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechNASA file photoHackers Exploit MH17 Sorrow; Redirect Online Tributes to Malware Facebook pages set up for crash victims are driving traffic to pop-up ads on external sites.Nextgov StaffMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:40 -0400 man holds a sign which reads " MH17 Victims Rest In Peace" during a candlelight vigil for the victims who were on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.Vincent Thian/APNew Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitution former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:16:58 -0400 Schild/Shutterstock.comSenate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:38 -0400 Mary Landrieu, D-La.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP File PhotoIs There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals? professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.Vidya Viswanathan, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:30 -0400 Wenig/APNOAA Moves a Step Closer to More Accurate Weather Forecasts magnetometer is the fifth main instrument to fly aboard the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.Frank Konkel, Government ExecutiveMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:26 -0400 TechNOAABonusland: Nuke Waste Dump Contractor Awarded $1.9M after Fire Department cites “excellent” performance.Bob BrewinMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:43 -0400 - What's BrewinFirefighters practice responding to a simulated incident involving a WIPP shipment during an exercise.Energy DepartmentHackathon Aims to Spread Global Information to North Korea Human Rights Foundation hopes to bring more information inside the very high, guarded walls of North Korea.Polly Mosendz, The WireMon, 21 Jul 2014 11:36:23 -0400 Korean soldiers bring flowers to the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.Kim Kwang Hyon/APSignificant Deficiencies Found in Treasury’s Computer Security could cause disruption of key operations at bureau that manages federal debt.Aliya SternsteinMon, 21 Jul 2014 08:51:53 -0400 Perry/Shutterstock.comGAO: Weaknesses Remain in FDIC's Information Security vulnerabilities left key financial systems at risk for misuse.Frank KonkelFri, 18 Jul 2014 17:16:04 -0400 Radavicius/Shutterstock.comAttention, Passengers: $15,000 Prize for Whoever Can Speed TSA Screening launches online contest for citizens to design 5-minute wait line systems.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:20:50 -0400 TechAirline passengers go through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.Erik S. Lesser/AP File PhotoHackers Compromise Porn, Improve CNET’s Security, and Reveal Malware Ingredients another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:06 -0400's What It Will Take to 3-D Print Replacement Rocket Parts in Space with the government designing a research roadmap, NRC says.Rebecca CarrollFri, 18 Jul 2014 15:56:14 -0400 TechTwo people monitoring the performance of extruders inside the Made In Space experiment box during a microgravity portion of flight aboard a modified Boeing 727 from the Zero G Corporation.Made In Space, Inc./NASAOne Congressman’s Crusade to Save the World From Killer Robots could one day keep troops out of combat, but opponents say deploying them will have dangerous consequences.Alex Brown, National JournalFri, 18 Jul 2014 13:28:35 -0400 Rise of the Wedding Drone can take photos, even stand in as the ring bearer. But are they legal?Daniel A. Medina, QuartzFri, 18 Jul 2014 12:05:51 -0400 TechJan Faukner/Shutterstock.comU.S.-China Nuclear Security Exchanges Hampered by Lingering Suspicions after Washington accused China of nuclear espionage, the subject of resuming laboratory-to-laboratory exchanges among scientists remains a sensitive one.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireFri, 18 Jul 2014 11:59:47 -0400 pits for the U.S. nuclear arsenal are cast at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2005.Los Alamos National Laboratory