Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:30 -0400Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigationshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/feds-tap-data-surveillance-firm-money-laundering-investigations/83065/The five-year sole source contract with Palantir will support Justice, Treasury and Homeland Security.Aliya SternsteinWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:39:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/feds-tap-data-surveillance-firm-money-laundering-investigations/83065/Big DataBrazil Is About To Have an Internet Bill of Rightshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/brazil-about-have-internet-bill-rights/83056/This first-of-its-kind bill spells out internet users' rights to access and privacy.Sara Morrison, The WireWed, 23 Apr 2014 11:42:09 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/brazil-about-have-internet-bill-rights/83056/CybersecurityBrazil's President Dilma RousseffEraldo Peres/APWatch Live: NASA Astronauts Take a Spacewalk to Repair the ISShttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/watch-live-nasa-astronauts-take-spacewalk-repair-iss/83053/Astronauts 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/watch-live-nasa-astronauts-take-spacewalk-repair-iss/83053/Emerging TechNASA astronauts Steven Swanson, left, and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.NASA/APFEC Considers Allowing Bitcoin Donations to Political Campaignshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/fec-considers-allowing-bitcoin-donations-political-campaigns/83035/Could virtual currency be the next form of campaign clout?Alex Brown and Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 23 Apr 2014 10:07:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/fec-considers-allowing-bitcoin-donations-political-campaigns/83035/CIO BriefingVallaV/Shutterstock.comHow Google Is Helping Warren Buffett Go Green http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-google-helping-warren-buffett-go-green/83023/The search giant makes a big wind energy buy from Buffett's MidAmerican Energy.Todd Woody, The AtlanticWed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-google-helping-warren-buffett-go-green/83023/Emerging TechNati Harnik/APBuying Facebook Ads Could be a Bad Call for Agencieshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/buying-facebook-ads-could-be-bad-call-agencies/83020/Departments should focus more on mission and less on marketing, GSA says.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:28:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/04/buying-facebook-ads-could-be-bad-call-agencies/83020/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechJoerg Koch/AP File PhotoThe Supreme Court Doesn't Like This New TV Streaming Website, but Is It Illegal? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/supreme-court-doesnt-new-tv-streaming-website-it-illegal/83017/The justices mull the fate of Aero.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:17:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/supreme-court-doesnt-new-tv-streaming-website-it-illegal/83017/Emerging 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 http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/gsa-has-new-plan-cloud-providers-navigating-changing-security-standards/83014/Transition plan provides specific FedRAMP guidance to CSPs at varying stages.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:59:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/gsa-has-new-plan-cloud-providers-navigating-changing-security-standards/83014/CybersecurityMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comFeds Are Sharing Less Weapons of Mass Destruction Info With Lawmakershttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/feds-are-sharing-less-info-hotspot-wmds-congress-report-finds/83011/Congress 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/feds-are-sharing-less-info-hotspot-wmds-congress-report-finds/83011/DefenseAn 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 Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-go-viral-space/82999/Orbital 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 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-go-viral-space/82999/Emerging TechCanadian Space Agency via YouTubeBYOD Cost the Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phoneshttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/byod-cost-energy-department-more-supplying-government-phones/82975/Department could save $2.3 million in three years with better mobile management, auditor finds.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:31:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/byod-cost-energy-department-more-supplying-government-phones/82975/Mobile imtmphoto/Shutterstock.comSooner or Later, Security Drones Will Be Hovering Over Major Marathonshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/sooner-or-later-security-drones-will-be-hovering-over-major-marathons/82960/Sprawling, citywide events such as marathons present a particularly thorny security problem.Jake Becker, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:37:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/sooner-or-later-security-drones-will-be-hovering-over-major-marathons/82960/DefenseRunners 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 Agehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/how-africa-beat-west-reinventing-money-mobile-age/82951/Mobile money exploded because the continent’s cash economy was ripe for disruption.Dayo Olopade , The AtlanticTue, 22 Apr 2014 11:19:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/how-africa-beat-west-reinventing-money-mobile-age/82951/MobileCustomers 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 Brinksmanshiphttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-isnt-just-final-frontier-its-dangerous-venue-geopolitical-brinksmanship/82954/Senior officials are not paying enough attention to potential problems in orbit, security analyst says.Tim Fernholz, QuartzTue, 22 Apr 2014 10:26:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/space-isnt-just-final-frontier-its-dangerous-venue-geopolitical-brinksmanship/82954/Emerging TechIs this man the new warfighter?NASAGovernment Employees Cause Nearly 60% of Public Sector Cyber Incidents http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/government-employees-cause-nearly-60-public-sector-cyber-incidents/82933/Misfired emails and other errors account for most of the compromised data.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Apr 2014 07:27:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/government-employees-cause-nearly-60-public-sector-cyber-incidents/82933/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comWant to Know How Developers Use Your Agency's Data? Ask Them.http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/want-know-how-developers-use-your-agencys-data-ask-them/82930/An upgraded HealthData.gov site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.Joseph MarksMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:43:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/want-know-how-developers-use-your-agencys-data-ask-them/82930/Health everything possible/Shutterstock.comWhite House: No Deportation for Justin Bieber http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/white-house-no-deportation-justin-bieber/82912/Obama administration declines to comment on anti-Bieber We the People petition.Frank KonkelMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:48:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/white-house-no-deportation-justin-bieber/82912/CIO BriefingThe Canadian pop star's concerts involve pyrotechnics and backupdancers.Dan Harr/Invision/APPeople Are Already Pawning White House Easter Eggs on eBayhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/people-are-already-pawning-white-house-easter-eggs-ebay/82927/Well, that was fast.Marina Koren, National JournalMon, 21 Apr 2014 16:10:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/people-are-already-pawning-white-house-easter-eggs-ebay/82927/CIO BriefingCarolyn Kaster/APHow China Will Dominate the U.S. Electric-Bus Markethttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-china-will-dominate-us-electric-bus-market/82903/The country is emerging as an innovator in green tech.Todd Woody, QuartzMon, 21 Apr 2014 15:07:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-china-will-dominate-us-electric-bus-market/82903/Emerging TechAn electric bus outside of an electric bus manufacturing plant by the Chinese firm BYD, in the Southern California city of Lancaster Reed Saxon/APThe Electronic-Medical-Records Email(s) of the Day, No. 2http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/electronic-medical-records-emails-day-no-2/82897/The pricing of voice-recognition software as one sign of distortions of the medical market, and other inside insights.James Fallows, The AtlanticMon, 21 Apr 2014 14:18:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/electronic-medical-records-emails-day-no-2/82897/HealthEggHeadPhoto/Shutterstock.comDeltek Breach Raises Questions About Widespread Hacking http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/deltek-breach-raises-questions-about-widespread-hacking/82867/Feds won't confirm company assertions about the attack, which affected 80,000 employees of government contractors.Aliya SternsteinMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:36:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/deltek-breach-raises-questions-about-widespread-hacking/82867/Cybersecurityscyther5/Shutterstock.comIn Aereo’s Supreme Court Case, What’s Really on Trial is the Cloudhttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/aereos-supreme-court-case-whats-really-trial-cloud/82870/The Supreme Court will hear arguments in that same case on April 22.Zachary M. Seward, QuartzMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:19:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2014/04/aereos-supreme-court-case-whats-really-trial-cloud/82870/CloudJozsef Bagota/Shutterstock.comHeartbleed Means HealthCare.gov Users Must Reset Passwordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/heartbleed-means-healthcaregov-users-must-reset-passwords/82852/The online marketplace's homepage directs users to change their login information.Aliya SternsteinSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/heartbleed-means-healthcaregov-users-must-reset-passwords/82852/CybersecurityNorthfoto/Shutterstock.comYou Could Virtually Hover Over a Battlefield With Oculushttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/you-could-virtually-hover-over-battlefield-oculus/82846/The virtual reality headset is ready for action, software exec says.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:47:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/you-could-virtually-hover-over-battlefield-oculus/82846/Emerging TechAttendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Jae C. Hong/AP File PhotoHackers Scour Boob Job Records, Identify Anonymous, and Hold Up Nebraska Bankhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/hackers-scour-boob-job-records-identify-anonymous-and-holdup-nebraska-bank/82777/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/hackers-scour-boob-job-records-identify-anonymous-and-holdup-nebraska-bank/82777/CybersecurityJacek_Kadaj/Shutterstock.com