Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:39:54 -0400DHS Alerts Public to OPM-Related Phishing Scams claiming to come from the agency and contractor CSID might be after money, U.S. secrets or both, say experts.Aliya SternsteinWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:39:54 -0400 CIO: OPM Breach Is a Lesson for All Employees defends against 55,000 new malware variants every day, according to the agency.Mohana RavindranathWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:06:54 -0400 File Photo/Charles DharapakIs the White House Skirting Governmentwide Cybersecurity Rules? White House’s unclassified networks were breached by hackers last fall.Jack MooreWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:12:35 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comHow Do We Stop Artificial Intelligence from Overpowering Humans? could help protect humankind before AI dominates the world, experts say.Hallie GoldenWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:54:03 -0400 TechData-Driven Government? Not Yet. Feds Still Manage by Hunch a true data-driven culture, leaders need to be willing to rethink their plans and perhaps even change course based on what the data says, according to EPA CTO Greg Godbout.Jack MooreWed, 01 Jul 2015 12:50:59 -0400 BriefingNo, agencies don't really a "big data" button. Yet. Roobcio/ Why Chief Data Officers Should Really be Chief Digital Officers a chief data officer is akin to the Army having a chief bullet officer or hospitals having a chief bandage officer.Andrew H. LaVanwayWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:51:25 -0400 - Tech Department Posts Back Online after Tech Glitch Snarls Visas hardware bug corrupted the agency’s database used for processing biometric information.Hallie GoldenWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:18:28 -0400 the Lawsuit Against OPM over the Massive Data Breach Faces an Uphill Battle damages have been suffered will be the challenge, legal experts say.Aliya SternsteinWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:20:01 -0400 Director Katherine Archuleta, left, and others, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on recent cyber attacks. From left are, Archul(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)You're Doing It All Wrong: What Siri Wishes She Could Tell You more faith in voice recognition technology.Caitlin FairchildTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:07:43 -0400 Risberg/AP File PhotoNextgov Prime 2015 to Shine Spotlight on Cybersecurity and Data event will give federal IT influencers insight into the top challenges of managing, leveraging and securing data and tackling emerging cyberthreats in 2015 and beyond.Camille TuuttiTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:12:36 -0400 Revives Defunct NSA Mass Surveillance Program’s phone dragnet is back—for now.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 30 Jun 2015 14:01:12 -0400 DataThe National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md.Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoYou Could Buy Your Own Personal Jetpack by 2017 Aircraft's P12 jetpack has a maximum speed of 46 miles per hour and can rise up to 3,000 feet.Gabriel Fisher, QuartzTue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43:18 -0400 TechMeSamong/Shutterstock.comThis NASA Software Aims to Make the Skies a Little Bit More Organized tool is expected to help air traffic controllers better manage the spacing between each aircraft as they make their final descent.Hallie GoldenTue, 30 Jun 2015 12:29:12 -0400 TechJames Steidl/Shutterstock.comOPM May Announce Size of Second Data Breach Next Week embattled federal agency is planning to reveal details about a breach of security-clearance information as soon as early next week, according to Hill sources.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 30 Jun 2015 12:27:40 -0400 Ramps Up Digital Services With Own 18F-Inspired Office Digital Transformation Office is expected to function in the manner of a startup and launch coordinated, user-centered digital services for the entire government.Hallie GoldenTue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:00 -0400 Employee Union Sues Over OPM Hack, Citing Financial and Emotional Distress Director Katherine Archuleta and CIO Donna Seymour are named in the class action lawsuit.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Jun 2015 20:42:29 -0400 Director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2015.Susan Walsh/APWhy Open Data is the Future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency“Don’t send a spy where you can send a schoolboy," says the intelligence official leading the agency's effort to work with unclassified data.Frank KonkelMon, 29 Jun 2015 18:02:04 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechNGA Director Robert CardilloNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyVideo: Top 5 Tech Tools Any Nerd Should Own aficionados are going to need more than a hammer and a socket wrench.Caitlin FairchildMon, 29 Jun 2015 17:18:08 -0400 Techasharkyu/Shutterstock.comDHS Group Wants Homeland Security to Share Database of Cyber Incidents with Private Sector effort builds on a 2015 White House executive order encouraging more cyberthreat information sharing between the public and private sectors.Mohana RavindranathMon, 29 Jun 2015 16:55:53 -0400 Hack, Officials Pull Plug on Pentagon and OPM Background Check Systems vulnerability in an OPM tool that links to the Pentagon system was discovered during a probe.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Jun 2015 15:36:54 -0400 fotogestoeber/Shutterstock.comFeds: App Secretly Hijacked Phones to Mine Digital Money "Prized" app drained batteries and burned through mobile data, according to regulators.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 29 Jun 2015 13:29:17 -0400 Nivens/Shutterstock.comA SpaceX Rocket Exploded on a Mission to the International Space Station cause of the failure is still unknown.Tim Fernholz, QuartzMon, 29 Jun 2015 12:51:33 -0400 TechThe SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft breaks apart shortly after liftoff at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sunday, June 28, 2015. The rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station.AP Photo/John RaouxIs it Time to Finally Get Rid of the Password? vast majority of users and organization still rely on passwords for protection from increasingly persistent cyberattacks.Chad Vander Veen, QuartzMon, 29 Jun 2015 12:35:55 -0400 Expose Narcotics Dealers, Dump Canadian Officials’ Credentials and Sell Patient Records for $3 another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinMon, 29 Jun 2015 06:00:00 -0400 Chief’s New Cyber Defense Operation Has Potential, Private Investigators Say GOP lawmakers have asked Obama to remove Archuleta.Aliya SternsteinSun, 28 Jun 2015 17:00:00 -0400 Director Katherine Archuleta Susan Walsh/AP