Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:10:37 -0400Aussie Military Yanks Luxottica Contract after Personnel Data Sent Offshore all defense employees who have received optical services since 2012 were affected.Nextgov StaffFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:10:37 -0400 Howard/ Official: Expect Glitches in November, the agency responsible for the site is in a "vastly different situation," official tells Congress.Rebecca CarrollThu, 31 Jul 2014 17:20:20 -0400 Force Debuts New Plan to Beat Tech Curve -- ‘Strategic Agility’ needs to adapt quickly to technological change, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says.Bob BrewinThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:38:23 -0400 Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Department of DefenseMcDonald Stresses Integrity in First Message to VA Employees “days ahead will not be easy."Bob BrewinThu, 31 Jul 2014 16:04:20 -0400 - What's BrewinVeterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald AP PhotoRobots Will Help ID Malaysia Airlines Victims world leader in forensics now must quickly and accurately identify its own countrymen and international victims.Aliya SternsteinThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:45:24 -0400 TechPeople walking amongst burning debris at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine.Dmitry Lovetsky/AP File PhotoMeet the 2014 Bold Award Finalists—The Government’s Top Tech Problem Solvers top agency execs to rank-and-file project managers, Nextgov recognizes technology problem solvers and innovators.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:25:00 -0400 BriefingCIA Admits to Improperly Hacking Senate Computers a sharp and sudden reversal, the CIA is acknowledging it improperly tapped into the computers of Senate staffers who were reviewing the intelligence agency’s Bush-era torture practices.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:42:27 -0400 Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Intelligence CommitteeJ. Scott ApplewhiteIs Anyone at Your Agency Editing Wikipedia?’s what they should know.Rebecca CarrollThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:13 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comFCC Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Verizon Plan to Slow Traffic Wheeler suggests the new policy may run afoul of net neutrality.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:31:03 -0400 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom WheelerSusan Walsh/AP File PhotoKeith Alexander Wants to Patent Method For Detecting Cyber Threats -- Is That Ethical? of government officials have found ways to monetize public service in the private sector, but none more audaciously than the former head of the NSA.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:28:22 -0400 General Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency Isaac Brekken/APAttackers Might Have Unmasked Users of Privacy Service Tor accuse researchers of possibly exposing identities to feds.Nextgov StaffThu, 31 Jul 2014 10:49:38 -0400 are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas. Jae C. Hong/AP File PhotoCongress Passed a Cell-Phone Unlocking Bill. But It Won't Do Much.'s a popular cause, but the legislation is mostly symbolic.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:49:25 -0400 Moser/Shutterstock.comObamacare Website Has Cost $840 Million slew of management failures led to the site's disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.Sam Baker, National JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:03 -0400 USPS' Hail-Mary Idea: Embrace 3-D Printing if the USPS were agile enough to adapt to 3-D printing, doing so would only scratch the surface of remedying the agency's financial troubles.Joe Pinsker, The AtlanticWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:27:27 -0400 TechA 3D printing module on display at Staples. The Postal Service's use of 3D printing might not be such an easy fix.Matt Sayles/AP File PhotoIs a Senate-Confirmed Federal CIO the Key to IT Reform? envisions a newly created Digital Government Office in the White HouseJack MooreWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:03:06 -0400 BriefingRep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.Charles Dharapak/AP File PhotoWhy Federal IT Reform Is Getting Cheaper Senate bill is projected to cost less than House-passed measure.Rebecca CarrollWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:50:08 -0400 Briefing House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., right, reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.J. Scott Applewhite/APTerror Victims Can’t Seize Iranian and Syrian Web Addresses Internet domains aren’t owned by anybody, including ICANN.Aliya SternsteinWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:41:02 -0400 Takes Over as VA Secretary Today new VA chief's first day began with what appears to be a low-key ceremony at agency headquarters.Bob BrewinWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:11:36 -0400 - What's BrewinRobert McDonald, secretary of the Veteran Affairs Department.Charles Dharapak/APWhat Congress Should Be Talking About When It Talks About a National Transportation Plan's a worthy federal infrastructure program staring America right in the face: broadband.Eric Jaffe, CityLabWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:43:12 -0400 BriefingZorabc/Shutterstock.comReid Vows to Defend Net Neutrality From Republican Attacks letter could give the FCC political cover to enact tougher rules.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:27:08 -0400 BriefingSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.Senate Democrats FlickrCanada Research Agency Goes Offline to Contain Chinese Infection could have deeper implications.Nextgov StaffWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:26:37 -0400 Dao/Shutterstock.comAfter Delays, USCIS Sets New Deadline for Digital Immigration Records chief calls modernizing IT systems ‘one of my top challenges'Aliya SternsteinTue, 29 Jul 2014 18:18:59 -0400 BriefingAn orientation seminar for illegal immigrants, to determine if they qualify for temporary work permits, at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.Reed Saxon/APWant to Fix Federal IT Contracting? Don’t Just Focus on IT calls for broad overhaul of the acquisition system writ large -- not just tech fix.Jack MooreTue, 29 Jul 2014 17:35:33 -0400 Briefingcosma/Shutterstock.comHere's How the Senate Plans to End NSA Mass Surveillance Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a meatier version of the USA Freedom Act that passed the House in May.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:59 -0400 Data The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.Rick Bowmer/APHow ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Predict the Next Bin Laden the next terrorist mastermind is a lot like a close watch of the HBO show.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 29 Jul 2014 13:06:19 -0400 the show 'Game of Thrones,' the diabolical Tywin Lannister has a high influence, enabling him to effectively determine the course of events despite not being king.HBO/AP