Nextgov - All Content 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 Years crowdsourcing market could hit around $17 billion globally by 2015, report predicts.Mark DeCambre, QuartzThu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400 Techigor kisselev/Shutterstock.comThe RFP for the U-2 Spy Plane Was Just Two Pages Long acquisition shows how government contracting has changed and stayed the same.Joseph MarksWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:11 -0400 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' Brains new study finds that deep-space travel could warp reaction time.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:05:49 -0400 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 Chart 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 -0400 TechFormer FCC Official to Head Cellphone Lobby Attwell Baker will leave Comcast for the wireless group CTIA.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:50:00 -0400 BriefingMeredith Attwell Baker, a former FCC commissioner, will head CTIAFlickr user icannphotosNew Website Helps Vets Find Jobs, Employers Search Resumes center includes a “military skills translator” to help veterans create more effective resumes.Nextgov StaffWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:26 -0400 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 Consumers Internet is becoming more accessible, but it's mostly by accident.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:21:09 -0400 Vasilis/Shutterstock.comFeds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations five-year sole source contract with Palantir will support Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security.Aliya SternsteinWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:30 -0400 DataChamille White/Shutteerstock.comBrazil Is About To Have an Internet Bill of Rights first-of-its-kind bill spells out internet users' rights to access and privacy.Sara Morrison, The WireWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:42:09 -0400's President Dilma RousseffEraldo Peres/APWatch Live: NASA Astronauts Take a Spacewalk to Repair the ISS 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 -0400 TechNASA astronauts Steven Swanson, left, and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.NASA/APFEC Considers Allowing Bitcoin Donations to Political Campaigns virtual currency be the next form of campaign clout?Alex Brown and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 10:07:51 -0400 BriefingVallaV/Shutterstock.comHow Google Is Helping Warren Buffett Go Green search giant makes a big wind energy buy from Buffett's MidAmerican Energy.Todd Woody, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400 TechNati Harnik/APBuying Facebook Ads Could be a Bad Call for Agencies should focus more on mission and less on marketing, GSA says.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:28:58 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechJoerg Koch/AP File PhotoThe Supreme Court Doesn't Like This New TV Streaming Website, but Is It Illegal? justices mull the fate of Aero.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:14 -0400 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 plan provides specific FedRAMP guidance to CSPs at varying stages.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:59:34 -0400 Kabakou/Shutterstock.comFeds Are Sharing Less Weapons of Mass Destruction Info With Lawmakers 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 -0400 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 Space 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 -0400 TechCanadian Space Agency via YouTubeBYOD Cost the Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phones could save $2.3 million in three years with better mobile management, auditor finds.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:31:28 -0400 imtmphoto/Shutterstock.comSooner or Later, Security Drones Will Be Hovering Over Major Marathons, citywide events such as marathons present a particularly thorny security problem.Jake Becker, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:37:00 -0400 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 Age money exploded because the continent’s cash economy was ripe for disruption.Dayo Olopade , The AtlanticTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:19:50 -0400 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 Brinksmanship officials are not paying enough attention to potential problems in orbit, security analyst says.Tim Fernholz, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 10:26:06 -0400 TechIs this man the new warfighter?NASAGovernment Employees Cause Nearly 60% of Public Sector Cyber Incidents emails and other errors account for most of the compromised data.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:27:48 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.comWant to Know How Developers Use Your Agency's Data? Ask Them. upgraded site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.Joseph MarksMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:43:52 -0400 everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhite House: No Deportation for Justin Bieber administration declines to comment on anti-Bieber We the People petition.Frank KonkelMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:48:41 -0400 BriefingThe Canadian pop star's concerts involve pyrotechnics and backupdancers.Dan Harr/Invision/APPeople Are Already Pawning White House Easter Eggs on eBay, that was fast.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:10:00 -0400 BriefingCarolyn Kaster/AP