Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400Buzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars Within 25 Yearshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/buzz-aldrin-wants-colonize-mars-within-25-years/119801/Man first stepped foot on the moon in 1969. Maybe seventy years later, in 2039, humans will colonize Mars.Adam Epstein, QuartzSat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/buzz-aldrin-wants-colonize-mars-within-25-years/119801/Emerging TechApollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon, speaks on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Steven Senne/APVideo: The Closest You Can Get to Space Without Leaving Earthhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/video-go-inside-chamber-where-nasa-recreates-space-earth/119780/Where the extreme cold of space can be found in Houston, Texas.Caitlin FairchildFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:11:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/video-go-inside-chamber-where-nasa-recreates-space-earth/119780/Emerging Tech Looking out from inside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, located at NASA's Johnson Space Center, the test model of the James Webb Space Telescope's backplane is seen sliding in on the rails.NASA18F Awards 16 Firms Spots on Agile BPAhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/18f-awards-16-companies-spots-agile-blanket-purchase-agreement/119807/This is the result of a six-month effort by GSA's tech consulting group.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/18f-awards-16-companies-spots-agile-blanket-purchase-agreement/119807/CIO BriefingGajus/Shutterstock.comCan US Cyber Nerve Center Hold Onto Its New Leaders?http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/can-us-cyber-nerve-center-hold-its-new-leaders/119792/"Churn over there within DHS has been problematic," says departed official.Aliya SternsteinFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:58:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/can-us-cyber-nerve-center-hold-its-new-leaders/119792/CybersecurityHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Manuel Balce Ceneta/APPentagon Partners with Silicon Valley on 'Flexible Electronics'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/pentagon-partner-silicon-valley-flexible-electronics/119747/The Defense Department plans to invest $171 million on the initiative.Mohana RavindranathFri, 28 Aug 2015 15:33:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/pentagon-partner-silicon-valley-flexible-electronics/119747/DefenseDefense Secretary Ash CarterManuel Balce Ceneta/APFederal Court Overturns Ruling Against NSA Mass-Surveillance Programhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/federal-court-overturns-ruling-against-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/119768/The bulk-collection program was reined in earlier this summer when Congress passed the USA Freedom Act.Dustin Volz and Kaveh Waddell, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:40:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/federal-court-overturns-ruling-against-nsa-mass-surveillance-program/119768/DefenseThe National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, Md. Patrick Semansky/AP File PhotoGoogle Goes to Court in Europehttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/08/can-google-convince-europe-it-isnt-evil/119765/Google’s bellicose response to Europe’s antitrust charges belie the uphill battle the search giant faces.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:35:14 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/08/can-google-convince-europe-it-isnt-evil/119765/Big DataGoogle Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt smiles during a meeting about the "right to be forgotten" in Madrid. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP File PhotoWhy More Agencies Tap Twitter to Recruit New Talenthttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/why-more-agencies-are-turning-twitter-recruit-new-talent/119744/Social media can be a helpful tool for federal agencies looking to recruit top talent, a new report says.Hallie GoldenFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:06:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/why-more-agencies-are-turning-twitter-recruit-new-talent/119744/CIO BriefingGil C/Shutterstock.comUS Military Is Replacing the Humvee with a Huge Truck that Looks Like an Angry Sharkhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/us-military-replacing-humvee-huge-truck-looks-angry-shark/119723/Given the casualties caused by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon has been fiending for a more robust, faster vehicle.Matt Gibbons, QuartzFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/us-military-replacing-humvee-huge-truck-looks-angry-shark/119723/DefenseFacebook Hits New Milestone: 1 Billion People Used the Social Network on a Single Dayhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/facebook-hits-new-milestone-1-billion-people-used-social-network-single-day/119720/This represents about two-thirds of Facebook’s user base.Alice Truong, QuartzFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/facebook-hits-new-milestone-1-billion-people-used-social-network-single-day/119720/Emerging TechJaysonPhotography/Shutterstock.comGoogle Sternly Rebukes Europe’s Antitrust Chargeshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/google-sternly-rebukes-europes-antitrust-charges/119717/Europe’s case against the search giant is “wrong as a matter of fact, law and economics,” Google wrote.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 28 Aug 2015 06:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/google-sternly-rebukes-europes-antitrust-charges/119717/Emerging TechVideo: Meet Buddy, the Robot that Will Help Protect and Connect You http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/08/video-meet-buddy-robot-will-connect-you-and-protect-you/119684/A lot of high-powered tech, wrapped up in an adorable package.Caitlin FairchildThu, 27 Aug 2015 16:33:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/08/video-meet-buddy-robot-will-connect-you-and-protect-you/119684/MobileCNETQ: The Future of Wearables in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/rufus-labs-ceo-talks-future-wearables-government/119678/The future for wearables in government looks bright, but only with the necessary security measures.Hallie GoldenThu, 27 Aug 2015 16:27:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/rufus-labs-ceo-talks-future-wearables-government/119678/Emerging TechApple Watches appear on display, Friday, April 10, 2015, in New York.Bebeto Matthews/APWhy Federal CIO Tony Scott Hates the End-of-Year IT Spending Spreehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/federal-cio-tony-scott-hates-end-year-it-spending-spree/119696/"That's just a really bad way to run IT,” says one of the Obama administration's top techies.Jack MooreThu, 27 Aug 2015 15:21:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/08/federal-cio-tony-scott-hates-end-year-it-spending-spree/119696/CIO Briefingmicrovector/Shutterstock.comWhy NASA’s 20-Year-Old Astronaut Hiring Process Still Works Todayhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/08/nasas-20-year-old-astronaut-hiring-process-still-works-today/119669/Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together requires the ultimate in teamwork, physical and mental toughness, and psychological agility.Nate Regier, QuartzThu, 27 Aug 2015 13:38:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/08/nasas-20-year-old-astronaut-hiring-process-still-works-today/119669/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceU.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, gives a thumbs up prior the launch of a Soyuz-FG rocket.Dmitry Lovetsky/APInside the Massive IRS Data Breachhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/inside-massive-irs-data-breach/119666/A rare detailed look behind the scenes from a security expert who was also a victim in the breach.Keith Collins, QuartzThu, 27 Aug 2015 13:19:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/inside-massive-irs-data-breach/119666/CybersecurityThe Internal Revenue Service Building, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Washington.Andrew Harnik/AP Feds Urge Energy Companies to Ramp Up Cyber Protectionshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/feds-urge-energy-companies-ramp-cyber-protections/119594/NIST wants utilities companies to keep people from gaining unauthorized access to buildings, networks, data and control systems, potentially triggering power outages.Mohana RavindranathThu, 27 Aug 2015 13:15:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/feds-urge-energy-companies-ramp-cyber-protections/119594/CybersecuritySnvv/Shutterstock.comGoogle These Weird Coding Terms and You Could Get a Job Offerhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/google-these-weird-coding-terms-and-you-could-get-job-offer/119672/One of Google's many unique many ways of sourcing talent.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:55:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/08/google-these-weird-coding-terms-and-you-could-get-job-offer/119672/Emerging Techl i g h t p o e t/Shutterstock.comHere’s Why ‘Disrupting’ Government Is Such Hard Workhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/08/bringing-entrepreneurial-spirit-your-government-workplace/119642/The government may not be able to “disrupt” at will, but a balance is possible, where creativity and innovation can thrive alongside stability.Winston ChangThu, 27 Aug 2015 11:17:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/08/bringing-entrepreneurial-spirit-your-government-workplace/119642/News - Tech InsiderPhotobank gallery/Shutterstock.comNavy To Give Out New 'Innovation Award'http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/navy-give-out-new-innovation-award/119567/The Navy is accepting nominations for the 2015 SECNAV awards until Oct. 31, 2015. Winners are slated to be announced in January 2016.Mohana RavindranathWed, 26 Aug 2015 16:33:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/navy-give-out-new-innovation-award/119567/Defensesweetjinkz/Shutterstock.comFederal CIO: Cybersecurity Policies Lacked ‘Urgency’ Before OPM Hackhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/federal-cio-cybersecurity-policies-lacked-urgency-opm-hack/119591/But it wasn't because there was a shortage of guidance, strategies and memos issued by the OMB.Jack MooreWed, 26 Aug 2015 16:19:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/federal-cio-cybersecurity-policies-lacked-urgency-opm-hack/119591/CybersecurityFederal CIO Tony ScottSusan Walsh/APArmy Looks In-House for Cyberwarriors http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/army-looks-house-cyber-talent/119573/All Army soldiers interested in participating in a year-long cyber operations training program should submit their applications by Monday.Hallie GoldenWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:49:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/army-looks-house-cyber-talent/119573/Cybersecurityjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comCIA's Genius Twitter Strategyhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/cias-genius-twitter-strategy/119570/Why this shadowy government agency is showing its sense of humor.Adam Epstein, QuartzWed, 26 Aug 2015 15:22:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/08/cias-genius-twitter-strategy/119570/DefenseIvelin Radkov/Shutterstock.com22 Amendments That Could Determine the Fate of Senate's Cyber Billhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/22-amendments-could-determine-fate-senates-cybersecurity-bill/119534/These amendments will get a vote if and when CISA comes up after recess.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalWed, 26 Aug 2015 12:25:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/08/22-amendments-could-determine-fate-senates-cybersecurity-bill/119534/CybersecurityBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comComputers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talkshttp://www.nextgov.com/health/2015/08/computers-can-predict-schizophrenia-based-how-person-talks/119543/A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticWed, 26 Aug 2015 12:19:45 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2015/08/computers-can-predict-schizophrenia-based-how-person-talks/119543/Healthagsandrew/Shutterstock.com