Nextgov - All Contenthttp://www.nextgov.com/Federal technology news, best practices, and web 2.0 tools.en-usFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 -0400Hackers Take on Amazon’s Twitch Gaming Service, Con Car Accident Victims and Cause ‘Deep Shido’ for Judo Club http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-take-amazons-twitch-gaming-service-con-car-accident-victims-and-cause-deep-shido-judo-club/108688/Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.Aliya SternsteinFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-take-amazons-twitch-gaming-service-con-car-accident-victims-and-cause-deep-shido-judo-club/108688/CybersecurityMaryland College Team Wins International Cyber Policy Hackathonhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/maryland-college-wins-international-cyber-policy-hackathon/108658/At the end of a two-day cyber policy hackathon, the team from the University of Maryland University College was awarded the top prize for addressing a massive cyberattack on a fictional country.Hallie GoldenFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/maryland-college-wins-international-cyber-policy-hackathon/108658/CybersecurityHackers Breached Slack’s Database Containing Users’ Contact Information and Passwordshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-breached-slacks-database-containing-users-contact-information-and-passwords/108679/As a result, the company said it was adding two-factor authentication, which offers an additional security layer when users log in, and enhanced controls for team administrators to terminate active sessions and reset passwords for the entire company.Alice Truong, QuartzFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:13:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/hackers-breached-slacks-database-containing-users-contact-information-and-passwords/108679/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comMeet the Agencies: Modeling the Future at GSAhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/meet-agencies-modeling-future-gsa/108652/GSA has ensured its headquarters’ first major renovation since 1935 would serve as a model for federal offices everywhere.Patrick BoyntonFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/meet-agencies-modeling-future-gsa/108652/CIO BriefingA view of GSA's renovated headquarters.GSAData-Centric Jobs Already Flourish in the Federal Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/data-centric-jobs-already-flourishing-federal-government/108634/All told, there are some 1.6 million government workers (including state and local) in positions where data is “central to the job,” according to a recent Commerce Department report.Jack MooreFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:29:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/data-centric-jobs-already-flourishing-federal-government/108634/Big Databloomua/Shutterstock.comDrop the ‘Magic’ Cloud Talk and 5 Other Steps to Cloud Migration Successhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/drop-magic-cloud-talk-and-5-other-steps-cloud-migration-success/108625/Agency CIOs and other tech officials need to clarify the conversations around cloud.Dan ChenokFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:53:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/drop-magic-cloud-talk-and-5-other-steps-cloud-migration-success/108625/News - Tech Insidereverything possible/Shutterstock.comFBI Denies Intentionally Deleting Encryption Tips from Its Websitehttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/fbi-denies-intentionally-deleting-encryption-tips-its-website/108628/“Points for creativity,” a spokesman said Thursday of reports that suggested otherwise., National JournalFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:23:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/fbi-denies-intentionally-deleting-encryption-tips-its-website/108628/Defenseandrey_l/Shutterstock.comHuman Trust Overpowered High-Tech Security in German Air Plane Crashhttp://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/human-trust-overpowered-high-tech-security-german-air-plane-crash/108592/Experts say the downing of Germanwings flight 9525 seems like the classic case of the insider threat -- which belies easy tech fixes.Aliya SternsteinThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:22:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/03/human-trust-overpowered-high-tech-security-german-air-plane-crash/108592/DefenseRescue workers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France, Thursday, March 26, 2015.Laurent Cipriani/APTech Alone Can’t Solve Government’s Customer Experience Clunkers http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/tech-fixes-governments-customer-experience-clunkers/108553/Still, the biggest challenge to the government improving its customer experience still lies with people, not tech, experts say.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:06:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/tech-fixes-governments-customer-experience-clunkers/108553/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techvenimo/Shutterstock.comHouse Advances Cybersecurity Bill Despite Surveillance Fearshttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-cybersecurity-bill-despite-surveillance-fears/108544/The Intelligence Committee unanimously passed its information-sharing bill Thursday.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:50:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-cybersecurity-bill-despite-surveillance-fears/108544/CybersecurityMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.com'You're Playing God with the Internet!' Republican Shouts at FCC Chiefhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/youre-playing-god-internet-republican-shouts-fcc-chief/108541/Rep. Louie Gohmert lashes out over net neutrality regulations.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:17:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/youre-playing-god-internet-republican-shouts-fcc-chief/108541/Emerging TechRep. Louie Gohmert, R-TexasCarolyn Kaster/AP File PhotoCyber Social Network Launches http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/using-social-networking-strengthen-countrys-cybersecurity/108472/A new website fusing elements of Facebook and LinkedIn aims to help cybersecurity workers hone their skills and employers get a bead on new talent.Hallie GoldenThu, 26 Mar 2015 13:14:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/using-social-networking-strengthen-countrys-cybersecurity/108472/CybersecuritySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com5 Tips for Data Management from Federal Leadershttp://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/tips-data-management-federal-leaders/108478/A few federal data leaders shared their thoughts at a recent panel on financial regulation.Mohana RavindranathThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:29:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/big-data/2015/03/tips-data-management-federal-leaders/108478/Big DataHerrBullermann/Shutterstock.comHuddle’s ‘Collaborative’ Cloud Offering Latest to Get FedRAMP Seal of Approvalhttp://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/03/huddles-collaborative-cloud-offering-latest-get-fedramp-seal-approval/108529/The company's secure cloud collaboration service is the latest offering to meet FedRAMP security standards.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:49:24 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cloud-computing/2015/03/huddles-collaborative-cloud-offering-latest-get-fedramp-seal-approval/108529/Cloudnobeastsofierce/Shutterstock.comBlackBerry Is About to Hit Bottomhttp://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/blackberry-about-hit-bottom/108499/BlackBerry’s turnaround strategy -- focusing on software as its smartphone business has declined -- has not been pretty. But the worst may be here.Dan Frommer, QuartzThu, 26 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/mobile/2015/03/blackberry-about-hit-bottom/108499/MobileBlackberry's Executive Chairman and CEO John ChenManu Fernandez/APNASA’s Opportunity Rover Completes a Martian Marathonhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/nasas-opportunity-rover-completes-martian-marathon/108496/The Mars probe is the first human-made vehicle to travel 26.2 miles on a non-Earth planet.Nicholas St. Fleur, The AtlanticThu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/nasas-opportunity-rover-completes-martian-marathon/108496/Emerging Tech A self-portrait that was taken by the NASA rover Opportunity weeks before its tenth landing anniversary on Mars. NASA/APHouse Advances Bill to Combat Cyberthefthttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-bill-combat-cybertheft/108493/This issue is a top priority for Obama, but Democrats worry the bill doesn’t do enough to protect private data.Brendan Sasso, National JournalThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-advances-bill-combat-cybertheft/108493/CybersecurityRep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.Chris Usher, CBS News/APThe Smartest Hackers in the Room (Hint: They're Not the Humans)http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/smartest-hackers-room-or-these-are-smartest-hackers-world/108466/The $2 million “Cyber Grand Challenge” pits hacker-fighting software against malicious code programmed by Pentagon personnel.Aliya SternsteinWed, 25 Mar 2015 17:48:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/smartest-hackers-room-or-these-are-smartest-hackers-world/108466/Cybersecuritywk1003mike/Shutterstock.comIndustry Sells Congress on Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/industry-sells-congress-internet-things-job-creator/108367/During a House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce meeting, lawmakers considered how the Internet of Things could move beyond consumer products.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:25:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/industry-sells-congress-internet-things-job-creator/108367/Emerging Techa-image/Shutterstock.comNew CIO Talks Federal IT Reform: Making FITARA Stick is Job No. 1http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-cio-talks-federal-it-reform-making-fitara-stick-job-no-1/108454/Since Tony Scott joined the administration last month, he’s been on a whirlwind tour, meeting CIOs and other agency officials, congressional backers of the law and outside groups to get their take on implementing IT reform.Jack MooreWed, 25 Mar 2015 15:10:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2015/03/new-cio-talks-federal-it-reform-making-fitara-stick-job-no-1/108454/CIO BriefingFederal CIO Tony ScottBethesda AFCEAIdeas for the New White House Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/Here are six items for the new White House chief digital's officer's to-do list.Luke FretwellWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/News - Tech InsiderWhitehouse.gov House Panel Tries to Ease Privacy Fears With New Cybersecurity Legislationhttp://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-panel-tries-ease-privacy-fears-new-cybersecurity-legislation/108373/The House Intelligence Committee will introduce an information-sharing bill Tuesday, amid worries it may bolster NSA surveillanceDustin Volz, National JournalWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:09:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/03/house-panel-tries-ease-privacy-fears-new-cybersecurity-legislation/108373/CybersecurityRep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.Charles Dharapak/APSenate Passes Resolution for National Strategy on Internet of Thingshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/senate-passes-resolution-national-strategy-internet-things/108358/The resolution commits the nation to incentivizing the development of the Internet of Things.Mohana RavindranathWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:49:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/03/senate-passes-resolution-national-strategy-internet-things/108358/Emerging TechSen. Deb Fisher, R- Neb.Nati Harnik/APWhite House Picks Former Twitter Exec as First Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/Jason Goldman steps into the inaugural role at the White House, beginning April 6.Hallie GoldenTue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/wired-workplace/2015/03/white-house-picks-former-twitter-exec-its-first-chief-digital-officer/108331/CIO Briefing - Wired WorkplaceOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comDoes the Customer Know Best When it Comes to Federal Services?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-customer-know-best-when-it-comes-federal-services/108346/After the HealthCare.gov implosion, the federal government learned the hard way the importance of customer experience.Frank KonkelTue, 24 Mar 2015 17:54:55 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/does-customer-know-best-when-it-comes-federal-services/108346/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user O'Reilly Conferences