Nextgov - All Content technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 22 Oct 2014 17:43:11 -0400Cyber Policy Still Stuck in the ‘90s the nearly 20 years since the first cyber policy discussions, technology has changed tremendously. The debate hasn’t caught up yet.Jessica Herrera-Flanigan Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:43:11 -0400 - Cybersecurity ReportMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comHow the Government Spent $103 Billion in Just 2 Months those were just the contracts we know about.Rebecca CarrollWed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:17 -0400 BriefingAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comSo, How Do I Get Onto the VA eBenefits Site? system seems designed to frustrate Vietnam vets.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:09:45 -0400 - What's BrewinIraq war veteran Dave Walker uses his computer. Carolyn Kaster/APVA: Hackers Never Siphoned Data Out of its Systems Affairs experiences 55,000 malware attacks a day, agency official says.Bob BrewinWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:25:54 -0400 to Work for Google? You Have Only a 0.2 Percent Chance of Getting Hired gets around 3 million applications a year now.Max Nisen, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:23 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceA view of the Google France office.Jacques Brinon/AP File PhotoCongress Wants to Probe the Internet of Things. Here’s What It Should Focus On bipartisan contingent of senators have requested a “general oversight” hearing on the Internet of Things by year’s end.Jack MooreWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:00 -0400 Briefingfrank_peters/Shutterstock.comHow SpaceX Leapfrogged NASA and Became a Serious Space Company has a chance at beating the aerospace giant Boeing to be the first private company to fly humans into orbit.Tim Fernholz, QuartzWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:09:49 -0400 TechElon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, walks down the steps while introducing the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship.Jae C. Hong/APEx-Wife of Former Cop Allegedly Used Mobile Spyware for ID Fraud Racket secret cellphone recordings are evidence in the case against a one-time California local police commander.Nextgov StaffWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:35 -0400 Ignatov/Shutterstock.comNOAA Considers Whether to Ax Employee Accused of Breaching Army Dam Files Xiafen Chen was arrested at work for supposedly stealing sensitive, restricted information on critical infrastructure.Aliya SternsteinTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:44 -0400 view of the recently completed Portugues Dam. The dam, located near Ponce, Puerto Rico, is designed to reduce the impacts of flooding along the Portugues River.US ArmyCan the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together? full promise of the DATA Act won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Jennifer BelissentTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:32 -0400 - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.comA Snowden Journalist Is Going to Work for the Government Soltani will be the new chief technologist for the FTC.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:48 -0400 user Data DaysAn Ode to the White House Website, Circa 1995’s a site to behold.Emma Roller, National JournalTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:07:37 -0400 Briefing Vacclav/Shutterstock.comVA Introduces 'Google-like' Medical Record Search Functions new user interface includes patient “newsfeed."Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:57:19 -0400 - What's BrewinAndrei Orlov/Shutterstock.comIRS Agrees It Wastes Money on Software -- But Not That Much CTO disputes IG findings but agrees to manage licenses better.Rebecca CarrollTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:53 -0400 BriefingJ. David Ake/APHanford Waste Contractors Refuse to Cooperate with IG McCaskill slams stonewalling.Bob BrewinTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:45:38 -0400 BriefingSen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.Lauren Victoria Burke/APHere’s Everything a Hacker Can Learn About You from Coffee Shop Wi-Fi public networks, the barrier to your personal details is pretty darn low.Kabir Chibber, QuartzTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:23 -0400 in the World Does the Internet ‘Sleep?’ peek at the global rhythm of Internet usage.Laura Bliss, CityLabTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:32:26 -0400 DataToria/Shutterstock.comFeds Use New 3-D Printer to Create Bomb-Sniffing Artificial Dog Noses noses have about 50 times as many olfactory receptors as humans.Rebecca CarrollMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:10:08 -0400 TechVishnevskiy Vasily/Shutterstock.comThe Number of Industries Getting Classified Cyberthreat Tips from DHS Has Doubled Since July banking, chemical, water, information technology and transportation sectors all recently joined.Aliya SternsteinMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:34:20 -0400 the Chinese Government Hacking Every iPhone in the Country? has an estimated 100 million iPhone users, and all of them could be vulnerableHeather Timmons, QuartzMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:50:49 -0400 line up to enter a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Andy Wong/AP File PhotoThis Tech Giant Thinks Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem is Overstated cites that demand for talent is so high, that any logical company will go anywhere to get it.Max Nisen, QuartzMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:37:50 -0400 Briefing - Wired WorkplaceFlickr user JD LasicaMobile Devices Will Transform How Government Fieldwork Gets Done and iPhones can do more than make field workers more efficient in creating reports and reducing paperwork.Ian BakerMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:08:32 -0400 Will Get Its Microsoft Cloud Email from Dell in $2.1M Deal Navy sees hundreds of millions of dollars in savings over the Next Generation Enterprise Network.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:43:22 -0400 Sets Up Ebola Website is focused on open source reporting.Bob BrewinMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:42 -0400 - What's BrewinA medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoFCC Wants to Upgrade Your Phone to 5G agency is looking into the next generation of wireless technology, which could make phones a thousand times faster.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:33:37 -0400