Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:50 -0400Jay-Z and Elton Concertgoers Ripped Off by StubHub Hackershttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/jay-z-and-elton-concertgoers-ripped-stubhub-hackers/89492/Crooks used logins stolen from earlier breaches at other companies.Nextgov StaffWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:50 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/jay-z-and-elton-concertgoers-ripped-stubhub-hackers/89492/CybersecurityANDRE DURAO/Shutterstock.comHow to Avoid the IRS' Technology Fumbleshttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/irs-technology-fumbles-and-how-avoid-them/89468/Groups says it all boils down to an IT management issue.Rebecca CarrollWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/irs-technology-fumbles-and-how-avoid-them/89468/CIO BriefingJohn Koskinen, IRS CommisionerHouse subcommittee on Oversight and ReformThe FCC Is Getting Serious About Enforcing Its Last Remaining Net-Neutrality Rulehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/fcc-getting-serious-about-enforcing-its-last-remaining-net-neutrality-rule/89477/The agency threatens to crack down on Internet providers that lie about speed.Laura Ryan, National JournalWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/fcc-getting-serious-about-enforcing-its-last-remaining-net-neutrality-rule/89477/CIO BriefingDenis Rozhnovsky/Shutterstock.comMicrosoft Might Finally Be Committing to Open Sourcehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/07/microsoft-might-finally-be-committing-open-source/89474/Late last year Microsoft finally made itself an account on Github, now the de-facto platform that software writers use for sharing and working on open-source code.Nikhil Sonnad, QuartzWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:51:46 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/07/microsoft-might-finally-be-committing-open-source/89474/Emerging TechMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoIBM’s Watson Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Lifehttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/ibms-watson-helps-veterans-transition-post-duty-life/89471/Service members get assistance from an unexpected ally.Frank KonkelWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/ibms-watson-helps-veterans-transition-post-duty-life/89471/NewsTwo active U.S. military members "Ask Watson" separation related questions as they prepare to transition to civilian life. USAAUnclassified JFK Assassination Database Still Stored In Top Secret Vault -- for Convenience http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/unclassified-jfk-assassination-database-still-stored-top-secret-vault-convenience/89435/Until June, a stand-alone PC held the master index of records inside a locked room.Aliya SternsteinWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:38:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/unclassified-jfk-assassination-database-still-stored-top-secret-vault-convenience/89435/CybersecurityNational ArchivesThis Emerging Malware Sends Secret Messages and Is Practically Impossible to Detecthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/emerging-malware-sends-secret-messages-and-practically-impossible-detect/89402/As if computer malware that steals your data weren’t enough, now there’s a new kind to worry about.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:28:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/emerging-malware-sends-secret-messages-and-practically-impossible-detect/89402/CybersecurityMopic/Shutterstock.comVA Secretary Nominee Views IT as Key to VA Reformhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/va-secretary-nominee-views-it-key-va-reform/89393/Robert McDonald says he's already met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to discuss electronic health records.Bob BrewinWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:03 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/va-secretary-nominee-views-it-key-va-reform/89393/DefenseRobert McDonald testified Tuesday.Associated PressMcDonald Will Apply West Point Honor Code, Prayer to His VA Leadership http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/mcdonald-will-apply-west-point-honor-code-prayer-his-va-leadership/89399/Do the harder right thing.Bob BrewinWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/mcdonald-will-apply-west-point-honor-code-prayer-his-va-leadership/89399/Defense - What's Brewinspirit of america/Shutterstock.comHow Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/how-technology-unraveling-clues-flight-mh17/89366/A look at the technology helping piece together what happened to Flight MH17 in Ukraine.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/how-technology-unraveling-clues-flight-mh17/89366/DefenseUkrainian Emergency workers carry a victim's body in a plastic bag at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.Dmitry Lovetsky/APFeds Join Lawsuit Alleging Symantec Overcharged Agencies for Softwarehttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/feds-join-lawsuit-alleging-symantec-overcharged-agencies-software/89339/The feds say the company failed to disclose discounts to agencies.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:05:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/07/feds-join-lawsuit-alleging-symantec-overcharged-agencies-software/89339/CIO BriefingFlickr user Martin McKeayEmbassies Get Phone System Upgrades Thanks to New $275M Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/embassies-get-phone-system-upgrades-thanks-new-275m-contract/89321/The task order will provide secure communications to more than 30 diplomatic posts.Frank KonkelTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:38:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/embassies-get-phone-system-upgrades-thanks-new-275m-contract/89321/NewsKen Wolter / Shutterstock.comFalse Air Force One Crash Reported on Hacked WSJ Facebook Pagehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/false-air-force-one-crash-reported-hacked-wsj-facebook-page/89306/The newspaper’s official account described the disappearance of Obama’s plane over Russian airspace.Nextgov StaffTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:06:23 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/false-air-force-one-crash-reported-hacked-wsj-facebook-page/89306/CybersecuritySenohrabek/Shutterstock.comDid the White House Website Violate Its Own Privacy Rules?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/did-white-house-website-violate-its-own-privacy-rules/89300/A social-media firm used a new, persistent form of online tracking.Brendan Sasso, National JournalTue, 22 Jul 2014 14:24:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/2014/07/did-white-house-website-violate-its-own-privacy-rules/89300/NewsOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comVA Still Mulling Timeline for New Scheduling Systemhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/va-still-mulling-timeline-new-scheduling-system/89291/Agency IT officials are still hammering out details for the overhaul.Bob Brewin, Government ExecutiveTue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/va-still-mulling-timeline-new-scheduling-system/89291/Defense - What's BrewinActing Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson Jose Luis Magana/AP File PhotoiPhones Have a Major Security Hole That Apple Installed on Purposehttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/07/iphones-have-major-security-hole-apple-installed-purpose/89279/If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices.Zach Wener-Fligner, QuartzTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:09:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2014/07/iphones-have-major-security-hole-apple-installed-purpose/89279/MobileAhn Young-joon/APIRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Timehttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/07/irs-has-many-more-hard-drives-destroy-wants-do-it-right-time/89264/Agency is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:01:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2014/07/irs-has-many-more-hard-drives-destroy-wants-do-it-right-time/89264/Big DataLois Lerner's emails were destroyed when her hard drive was destroyed, IRS has said.J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoEvaluate Aspiring Cyberwarriors Using Gaming, Not Gradeshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/vet-aspiring-agency-cyberwarriors-using-computer-games-not-grades/89243/Former Navy Secretary wonders why federal recruitment focuses on formal education, when computer security positions require on-the-job learning.Aliya SternsteinTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:22:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/vet-aspiring-agency-cyberwarriors-using-computer-games-not-grades/89243/Cybersecurity"Why recruit for cyber on the basis of college degrees and the like when, in fact, what we really care about are skills that don't really correlate with that?" Richard Danzig asked.Defense Department file photoThe Most Valuable Data on Earth? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/most-valuable-data-earth/89246/That’s a pun. Here’s the White House plan for Earth data.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/most-valuable-data-earth/89246/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNASA file photoHackers Exploit MH17 Sorrow; Redirect Online Tributes to Malwarehttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/hackers-exploit-mh17-sorrow-redirect-online-tributes-malware/89189/Fake Facebook pages set up for crash victims are driving traffic to pop-up ads on external sites.Nextgov StaffMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/07/hackers-exploit-mh17-sorrow-redirect-online-tributes-malware/89189/CybersecurityA man holds a sign which reads " MH17 Victims Rest In Peace" during a candlelight vigil for the victims who were on board the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.Vincent Thian/APNew Surveillance Whistleblower: The NSA Violates the Constitutionhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/new-surveillance-whistleblower-nsa-violates-constitution/89207/A former Obama administration official calls attention to unaccountable mass surveillance conducted under a 1981 executive order.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:16:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/new-surveillance-whistleblower-nsa-violates-constitution/89207/DefenseRena Schild/Shutterstock.comSenate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Siteshttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/senate-bill-mandates-study-nuclear-arms-storage-sites/89201/The legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.Rachel Oswald, Global Security NewswireMon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2014/07/senate-bill-mandates-study-nuclear-arms-storage-sites/89201/DefenseSen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP File PhotoIs There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/07/there-place-google-glass-hospitals/89198/Medical professionals say the device could be helpful, but patient privacy is still a concern.Vidya Viswanathan, The AtlanticMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/health/2014/07/there-place-google-glass-hospitals/89198/HealthSeth Wenig/APNOAA Moves a Step Closer to More Accurate Weather Forecastshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/07/5-6-instruments-next-gen-weather-satellite-ready-integration/89186/The magnetometer is the fifth main instrument to fly aboard the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite.Frank Konkel, Government ExecutiveMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2014/07/5-6-instruments-next-gen-weather-satellite-ready-integration/89186/Emerging TechNOAABonusland: Nuke Waste Dump Contractor Awarded $1.9M after Firehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/bonusland-nuke-waste-dump-contractor-awarded-19m-after-fire/89177/Energy Department cites “excellent” performance.Bob BrewinMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:30:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/whats-brewin/2014/07/bonusland-nuke-waste-dump-contractor-awarded-19m-after-fire/89177/Defense - What's BrewinFirefighters practice responding to a simulated incident involving a WIPP shipment during an exercise.Energy Department