Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usTue, 01 Sep 2015 20:15:07 -04005 Months after Detecting OPM Hack, Officials to Notify 21.5 Million Victimshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/5-months-after-detecting-opm-hack-officials-begin-notifying-215-million-victims/120056/In announcing an initial $133 million award to I.D. Experts for protection services, U.S. officials said they proceeded with caution to ensure they do not further inconvenience victims.Aliya SternsteinTue, 01 Sep 2015 20:15:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/09/5-months-after-detecting-opm-hack-officials-begin-notifying-215-million-victims/120056/CybersecurityWASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 6: Sign at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, DC on June 6, 2015. OPM manages the civil service of the federal government.Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.comHow This Wireless Company is Beefing up Mobile Security in a New Wayhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/qualcomm-beefs-security-hardware-level/120020/Say hello to hardware that keeps your phone safer.Caitlin FairchildTue, 01 Sep 2015 17:07:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/09/qualcomm-beefs-security-hardware-level/120020/Mobile ymgerman/Shutterstock.comWhite House Names Facebook Alum Its First Product Directorhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/white-house-names-facebook-alum-its-first-product-director/120017/America’s executive branch continues to build out its digital organizationDan Frommer, QuartzTue, 01 Sep 2015 15:18:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/white-house-names-facebook-alum-its-first-product-director/120017/CIO BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.comHere Are the 10 'Shadiest' Web Domains On the Internethttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/here-are-ten-shadiest-web-domains-internet/119966/Don't click on links ending in ".zip" or ".kim," a new study recommends.Mohana RavindranathTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:55:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/here-are-ten-shadiest-web-domains-internet/119966/CIO BriefingSurangaSL/Shutterstock.comFederal Agencies Vie for Spot at South by Southwest Tech Conferencehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/federal-agencies-vie-spot-south-southwest-tech-conference/120005/Ideas have been submitted by two intelligence agencies and smart-car experts from the Transportation Department.Jack MooreTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:35:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/09/federal-agencies-vie-spot-south-southwest-tech-conference/120005/CIO Briefingf11photo/Shutterstock.comThe Warship of the Future: Lasers, Holograms and 3-D Printed Droneshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/warship-future-lasers-holograms-and-3-d-printed-drones/119978/If you thought the battleship era faded after World War II, just wait a few decades.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/warship-future-lasers-holograms-and-3-d-printed-drones/119978/DefenseConceptual rendering of the Startpoint T2050, aft view.Courtesy Photo StartpointStates Pass Drone Laws in Droveshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/states-pass-drone-laws-droves/119990/These laws could potentially clash with future federal regulations.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 01 Sep 2015 13:28:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/states-pass-drone-laws-droves/119990/DefenseDrones fly at the Autel booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas.John Locher/APUsing a Computer or Mobile Device Could Shave Years Off Seniors’ Mental Agehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2015/09/using-computer-or-mobile-device-could-shave-years-seniors-mental-age/119975/Another reason to not believe in the frequent claim that smartphones are making us dumb.Akshat Rathi, QuartzTue, 01 Sep 2015 12:43:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2015/09/using-computer-or-mobile-device-could-shave-years-seniors-mental-age/119975/Health wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comDHS Switches on Retooled Virtual Fence Along Arizona Borderhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/dhs-has-switched-digital-wall-along-southern-arizona-border/119942/Border Patrol has been watching videos of potentially suspicious activity from sensor-studded towers for two weeks.Aliya SternsteinTue, 01 Sep 2015 07:24:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/09/dhs-has-switched-digital-wall-along-southern-arizona-border/119942/DefenseIn this June 5, 2014 photo, a Border Patrol agent uses a headset and computer to conduct a long distance interview by video with a person arrested crossing the border in Texas, from a facility in San Diego.AP File Photo/Gregory BullWhat Can the Postal Service Learn from Uber?http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/08/postal-service-oig-usps-should-learn-starbucks-uber/119912/The Office of the Inspector general suggested apps for mobile payment, and for scanning packages and paying for their pickup.Mohana RavindranathMon, 31 Aug 2015 17:48:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/08/postal-service-oig-usps-should-learn-starbucks-uber/119912/MobileAlexey Boldin/Shutterstock.comOMB, Treasury Hammer Out Final DATA Act Standardshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/omb-treasury-hammer-out-final-data-act-standards/119939/The new data standards aim to make it easier for the public and good-government groups to track federal dollars.Jack MooreMon, 31 Aug 2015 17:47:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/omb-treasury-hammer-out-final-data-act-standards/119939/CIO BriefingMelpomene/Shutterstock.comThe 6 Key Ingredients of a Perfect Resumehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/08/6-key-ingredients-perfect-resume/119894/The best resumes are those that communicate your skills and accomplishments in a clear, effective way. Quora, QuartzMon, 31 Aug 2015 16:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/08/6-key-ingredients-perfect-resume/119894/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceFrameAngel/Shutterstock.comNASA’s Next Frontier: A Billion Miles Beyond Plutohttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/nasas-next-frontier-billion-miles-beyond-pluto/119891/It's time for the next adventure.Marina Koren, The AtlanticMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:13:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/nasas-next-frontier-billion-miles-beyond-pluto/119891/Emerging TechThis image of Pluto was taken from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, on July 13, 2015.NASAWhat Keeps Pentagon’s Top Robotics Expert Up at Night?http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/what-keeps-pentagons-top-robotics-expert-night/119900/Hint: It's not killer robots.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneMon, 31 Aug 2015 15:07:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/what-keeps-pentagons-top-robotics-expert-night/119900/DefenseRobot Running Man from the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition proceeds to turn a valve in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge in Pomona, Calif.Alex Gallardo/APHurry! Last Call to Register for Nextgov Prime 2015: Data, Cybersecurity, and the Government of Tomorrowhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/08/hurry-last-call-register-nextgov-prime-2015-data-cybersecurity-and-government-tomorrow/119897/Nextgov Prime takes place Sept. 9.Camille TuuttiMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:58:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2015/08/hurry-last-call-register-nextgov-prime-2015-data-cybersecurity-and-government-tomorrow/119897/NewsUS Citizenship and Immigration Services to Host Twitter ‘Office Hours’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/08/us-citizenship-and-immigration-services-host-twitter-office-hours/119906/USCIS officials hope to provide another avenue for customers to ask questions and receive real-time feedback.Frank KonkelMon, 31 Aug 2015 13:50:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/08/us-citizenship-and-immigration-services-host-twitter-office-hours/119906/Emerging Tech - Emerging Tech Blan-k/Shutterstock.comHackers Breach Catholic Agency’s Security, Stalk 2-Year-Old Indiana Girl, and Access U. of R.I. Women’s Emailshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/hackers-breach-catholic-agencys-security-stalk-two-year-old-indiana-girl-and-access-u-ri-womens-emails/119837/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 31 Aug 2015 09:47:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/hackers-breach-catholic-agencys-security-stalk-two-year-old-indiana-girl-and-access-u-ri-womens-emails/119837/CybersecurityTanyastock/Shutterstock.comHow To Respond To a State-Sponsored Cyberattackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/how-respond-state-sponsored-cyber-attack/119810/The murky nature of network warfare makes it hard to choose a response. Here are some ways to think about it.Tobias Feakin, Defense OneMon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/how-respond-state-sponsored-cyber-attack/119810/CybersecurityDirector Ian West walks in front of computer screens at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability technical center, at NATO's military headquarters.Yves Logghe/APBuzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars Within 25 Yearshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/buzz-aldrin-wants-colonize-mars-within-25-years/119801/Man first stepped foot on the moon in 1969. Maybe 70 years later, in 2039, humans will colonize Mars.Adam Epstein, QuartzSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/buzz-aldrin-wants-colonize-mars-within-25-years/119801/Emerging TechApollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, speaks on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Steven Senne/APVideo: The Closest You Can Get to Space Without Leaving Earthhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/video-go-inside-chamber-where-nasa-recreates-space-earth/119780/Where the extreme cold of space can be found in Houston, Texas.Caitlin FairchildFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:11:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/video-go-inside-chamber-where-nasa-recreates-space-earth/119780/Emerging Tech Looking out from inside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, located at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the test model of the James Webb Space Telescope's backplane is seen sliding in on the rails.NASA18F Awards 16 Firms Spots on Agile BPAhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/18f-awards-16-companies-spots-agile-blanket-purchase-agreement/119807/This is the result of a six-month effort by GSA's tech consulting group.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/18f-awards-16-companies-spots-agile-blanket-purchase-agreement/119807/CIO BriefingGajus/Shutterstock.comCan US Cyber Nerve Center Hold Onto Its New Leaders?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/can-us-cyber-nerve-center-hold-its-new-leaders/119792/"Churn over there within DHS has been problematic," says departed official.Aliya SternsteinFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:58:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/can-us-cyber-nerve-center-hold-its-new-leaders/119792/CybersecurityHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Manuel Balce Ceneta/APPentagon Partners with Silicon Valley on 'Flexible Electronics'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/pentagon-partner-silicon-valley-flexible-electronics/119747/The Defense Department plans to invest $171 million on the initiative.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:33:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/pentagon-partner-silicon-valley-flexible-electronics/119747/DefenseDefense Secretary Ash CarterManuel Balce Ceneta/APFederal Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Mass-Surveillance Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/federal-court-overturns-ruling-against-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/119768/The bulk-collection program was reined in earlier this summer when Congress passed the USA Freedom Act.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:40:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/federal-court-overturns-ruling-against-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/119768/DefenseThe National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoGoogle Goes to Court in Europehttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/08/can-google-convince-europe-it-isnt-evil/119765/Google’s bellicose response to Europe’s antitrust charges belie the uphill battle the search giant faces.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:35:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/08/can-google-convince-europe-it-isnt-evil/119765/Big DataGoogle Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt smiles during a meeting about the "right to be forgotten" in Madrid. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP File Photo