Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:47:04 -0400You 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.comFlagging Tweets Didn't Weigh Down Late Obamacare Enrollments http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/flagging-tweets-didnt-weigh-down-late-obamacare-enrollments/82840/The White House drastically slowed its #GetCovered Twitter campaign after March 31.Joseph MarksFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:25:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/flagging-tweets-didnt-weigh-down-late-obamacare-enrollments/82840/CIO BriefingKiev/Shutterstock.comNASA Found the New ‘Earth-like’ Planet Using Old Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/nasa-found-new-earth-planet-using-old-data/82819/Kepler Space Telescope found a lot of data before it malfunctioned in 2013; scientists are now going back through it.Frank KonkelFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:13:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/nasa-found-new-earth-planet-using-old-data/82819/Big DataNASAHow the U.S. Is Vulnerable to Terrorism in Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/how-us-vulnerable-terrorism-space/82816/The possibility of a dangerous space incident is on the rise, says a new report.Laura Ryan, National JournalFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:37:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/how-us-vulnerable-terrorism-space/82816/DefenseNASAOur Mars Orbiter Looked Down and Saw Our Mars Roverhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/our-mars-orbiter-looked-down-and-saw-our-mars-rover/82810/From space, the U.S. Curiosity rover looks scarab-like.Robinson Meyer, The AtlanticFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/our-mars-orbiter-looked-down-and-saw-our-mars-rover/82810/Emerging TechNASAWhat Somalia’s New Internet Looks Like From Silicon Valleyhttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/what-somalias-new-internet-looks-silicon-valley/82807/Internet providers rolled out fiber optic connections in nation’s capitol, Mogadishu.Leo Mirani, QuartzFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/what-somalias-new-internet-looks-silicon-valley/82807/Big DataA Somali shopkeeper sells kitchen utensils sits in her shop in Mogadishu, Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/APThree Things Federal CIOs Say About CIO Authorityhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/three-things-federal-cios-say-about-cio-authority/82771/It can be undone from above and below.Joseph MarksThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/three-things-federal-cios-say-about-cio-authority/82771/CIO BriefingOhmega1982/Shutterstock.comWikipedia Is Better Than Google at Tracking Flu Trendshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/wikipedia-better-google-tracking-flu-trends/82768/Google's algorithm based on search queries overestimates cases.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/wikipedia-better-google-tracking-flu-trends/82768/HealthFlickr user peterthoenyHow to Tell If Hackers Are Attacking Your Utility System Through Heartbleedhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/how-tell-hackers-are-attacking-your-utility-system-through-heartbleed/82753/DHS issues bulletin listing 14 hallmarks of a Heartbleed breach.Aliya SternsteinThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:41:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/how-tell-hackers-are-attacking-your-utility-system-through-heartbleed/82753/CybersecuritySoulCurry/Shutterstock.comThis Tech Startup Uses a Simple Formula to Decide How Much Stock to Give Employeeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/tech-startup-uses-simple-formula-decide-how-much-stock-give-employees/82735/Social-sharing app company went salary-transparent in December, aims to 'demystify equity.'Vickie Elmer, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:10 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/tech-startup-uses-simple-formula-decide-how-much-stock-give-employees/82735/CIO Briefing leungchopan/Shutterstock.comGoogle’s Search Juggernaut Is Showing Some Crackshttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/googles-search-juggernaut-showing-some-cracks/82717/Amid the transition away from PCs to mobile devices, investors have questions.John McDuling, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 12:52:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/googles-search-juggernaut-showing-some-cracks/82717/Big DataVirginia Mayo/APAmericans Think Drones Are Creepier Than Google Glasshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/americans-think-drones-are-creepier-google-glass/82711/People are, unsurprisingly, distrustful of unmanned aerial vehicles.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 12:04:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/americans-think-drones-are-creepier-google-glass/82711/Emerging TechA drone flies at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jae C. Hong/APIt Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scannerhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/it-took-just-four-days-hack-samsung-galaxy-s5s-fingerprint-scanner/82714/The Samsung Galaxy S5 is integrated with PayPal, and the fingerprint scanner is used to authorize transactions and money transfers in the device.Polly Mosendz, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:44:25 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/it-took-just-four-days-hack-samsung-galaxy-s5s-fingerprint-scanner/82714/MobileA man uses his smartphone in front of an advertisement for Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphones in Seoul, South Korea.Ahn Young-joon/APCAPTCHAs Are Becoming Security Theaterhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/captchas-are-becoming-security-theater/82708/Google doesn't need us to prove our humanity with distorted text anymore -- they can simulate it now.Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:02 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/captchas-are-becoming-security-theater/82708/Emerging TechMaen Zayyad/Shutterstock.comTeen Arrrested for Exploiting Heartbleed to Hack Into Canadian Tax Agencyhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/teen-arrrested-exploiting-heartbleed-hack-canadian-tax-agency/82702/Ontario student is the first Heartbleed arrest.Brian Feldman, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 10:33:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/04/teen-arrrested-exploiting-heartbleed-hack-canadian-tax-agency/82702/CybersecurityBratovanov/Shutterstock.comGSA's Dave McClure to Retirehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/gsas-dave-mcclure-retire/82687/The associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies was a leader in key initiatives.Frank KonkelWed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/gsas-dave-mcclure-retire/82687/CIO BriefingGeneral Services AdministrationWatch a Congressional Candidate Shoot Down a 'Government Drone'http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/watch-congressional-candidate-shoot-down-government-drone/82675/House contender Matt Rosendale of Montana wants Big Brother out of his airspace.Alex Brown, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:01 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/watch-congressional-candidate-shoot-down-government-drone/82675/CIO BriefingThe Obama Administration Is Taking Another Try at the Program That Funded Solyndrahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/obama-administration-taking-another-try-program-funded-solyndra/82681/Energy Department calls for applications for up to $4 billion in financing.Ben Geman, National JournalWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/obama-administration-taking-another-try-program-funded-solyndra/82681/Emerging TechSolyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., Monday, May 24, 2010Paul Sakuma/AP File PhotoYour Photo Could Be Included in the FBI’s New Facial Recognition Databasehttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/your-photo-could-be-included-fbis-new-facial-recognition-database/82630/The database, known as Next Generation Identification, will for the first time combine criminal and noncriminal records.Lucy Wescott, The WireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:44:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/04/your-photo-could-be-included-fbis-new-facial-recognition-database/82630/Big Dataphipatbig/Shutterstock.comPentagon Plans to Ax Missile-Interceptor Redesign If Sequestration Returnshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-plans-ax-missile-interceptor-redesign-if-sequestration-returns/82678/The automatic cuts are slated for a comeback in 2016.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/04/pentagon-plans-ax-missile-interceptor-redesign-if-sequestration-returns/82678/DefenseThe Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, seen in a photo released in late 2002. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced that if sequestration remains in effect in future years, it would cancel plans to redesign the troubled component.U.S. Missile Defense AgencyWhen Your Hearing Aid Is an iPhonehttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/when-your-hearing-aid-iphone/82627/A company is trying to remove the social stigma associated with hearing loss.Megan Garber, The AtlanticWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:28:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/04/when-your-hearing-aid-iphone/82627/Healthandras_csontos/Shutterstock.comE-Filing Enables IRS to Issue Refunds Faster Despite Shutdown, Smaller Staffhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/e-filing-enables-irs-issue-refunds-faster-despite-shutdown-smaller-staff/82672/A rise in computer tax filing helped the agency process more returns fasterCharles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:25:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/04/e-filing-enables-irs-issue-refunds-faster-despite-shutdown-smaller-staff/82672/MobileJ. David Ake/APDHS Wants to Recycle Its Own Computershttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/dhs-wants-recycle-its-own-computers/82654/Department thinks it can do a better job than GSAXcess.Aliya SternsteinWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/04/dhs-wants-recycle-its-own-computers/82654/CIO BriefingPhotographee.eu/Shutterstock.comHow Government Data Could Make College Cheaperhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-government-data-could-make-college-cheaper/82639/The Education Department is asking developers how they could use APIs to make college a better value for students.Joseph MarksWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/04/how-government-data-could-make-college-cheaper/82639/Emerging TechBennyartist/Shutterstock.com