Nextgov - Emerging Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/How Technology is Changing Governmenten-usFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:18:47 -0500Industry’s Take on FITARA? ‘A Good Step Forward’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/industrys-take-fitara-its-good-step-forward/106275/Yet, fixing a procurement system designed to build warships to buy modern technology is an ask that CIOs will find more complex than any single piece of legislation can tackle.Frank KonkelFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:18:47 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/industrys-take-fitara-its-good-step-forward/106275/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFor agency CIOs, great power comes with great responsibility.Featureflash/Shutterstock.comCIA’s New Big Data Hub Will be Hosted in the Cloudhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/cias-new-big-data-hub-will-be-hosted-cloud/106227/CIA Chief Information Officer Doug Wolfe confirmed Wednesday the intelligence agency will start using Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub platform by April.Frank KonkelThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:07 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/cias-new-big-data-hub-will-be-hosted-cloud/106227/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techagsandrew/Shutterstock.comDOD Wants Physical Separation for Classified Data in the Cloud … For Nowhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/dod-wants-physical-separation-classified-data-cloud-now/105753/The Pentagon isn’t ready yet for classified information to be stored off-premise in the cloud.Frank KonkelFri, 20 Feb 2015 16:27:43 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/dod-wants-physical-separation-classified-data-cloud-now/105753/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechAndrii Stepaniuk/Shutterstock.comAmerica Needs a New FOIA Overseer: Is it You? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/america-needs-new-foia-overseer-it-you/105621/The office in charge of monitoring governmentwide FOIA compliance and policy is looking for a new leader.Frank KonkelThu, 19 Feb 2015 13:15:42 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/america-needs-new-foia-overseer-it-you/105621/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techjdwfoto/Shutterstock.comIs There Really a Level Playing Field Between MilCloud and Commercial Cloud Providers?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/there-really-level-playing-field-between-milcloud-and-commercial-cloud-providers/105453/How does milCloud fit into the Pentagon’s cloud computing strategy?Frank KonkelTue, 17 Feb 2015 13:40:54 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/there-really-level-playing-field-between-milcloud-and-commercial-cloud-providers/105453/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGonzalo Aragon/Shutterstock.comHow Tiny Pieces of Space Junk Could Wreak Havoc on US Weather Forecastshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/how-tiny-pieces-space-junk-could-catastrophically-hinder-us-weather-forecasts/105276/The proliferation of space debris -- and its destructive capacity -- is bad news for the thousands of satellites orbiting Earth.Frank KonkelThu, 12 Feb 2015 17:19:39 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/how-tiny-pieces-space-junk-could-catastrophically-hinder-us-weather-forecasts/105276/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNOAA/APGAO Saved the Government $40 billion in 2 Years. Why Isn’t Anyone Listening?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/gao-saved-government-40-billion-2-years-so-why-isnt-anyone-listening/105135/The biennial High-Risk List is GAO’s most-valued effort -- a detailed description of the most troubled large-scale programs and projects in government.Frank KonkelWed, 11 Feb 2015 16:26:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/gao-saved-government-40-billion-2-years-so-why-isnt-anyone-listening/105135/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techsheff/Shutterstock.comHow VMware Plans to Conquer the Cloud Markethttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/how-vmware-plans-conquer-cloud-market/104709/The company is now squarely in the public sector cloud services market, challenging Amazon Web Services, CGI Federal, Autonomic Resources, IBM, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Oracle and others.Frank KonkelThu, 05 Feb 2015 17:24:53 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/how-vmware-plans-conquer-cloud-market/104709/Emerging Tech - Emerging Tech3dreams/Shutterstock.comWhat's Under the Hood of GSA's $100M Cloud Contracthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/deeper-dive-gsas-100m-cloud-contract/104652/Don’t worry: Aquilent says it won’t be a cloud broker in name only.Frank KonkelThu, 05 Feb 2015 11:42:41 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/deeper-dive-gsas-100m-cloud-contract/104652/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techliravega/Shutterstock.comWhy the Pentagon CIO Hates the Term ‘Data Center’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/dod-cio-talks-emerging-tech/104301/Pentagon officials talk cloud computing.Frank KonkelMon, 02 Feb 2015 14:49:35 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/02/dod-cio-talks-emerging-tech/104301/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechDefense Department CIO Terry HalvorsenUS Naval InstituteFeds Get a How-To Guide for Responding to Social Media Hackshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/new-toolkit-feds-aims-prevent-social-media-hacks/103866/If you’re a fed whose job involves dealing with your department’s social media accounts, this resource is worth a look.Frank KonkelTue, 27 Jan 2015 15:16:59 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/new-toolkit-feds-aims-prevent-social-media-hacks/103866/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechQuka/Shutterstock.comFor Feds, Choosing Cloud Services is a Lot Like Datinghttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/feds-choosing-cloud-services-lot-dating/103518/Know what you want and be serious about committing are sage pieces of advice that also apply to procuring cloud computing services in the federal government.Frank KonkelThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:53:02 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/feds-choosing-cloud-services-lot-dating/103518/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechOleg Grafkoff/Shutterstock.comObama’s Best SOTU Quip Rips ‘I’m Not a Scientist’ Line http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/obamas-best-sotu-quip-rips-im-not-scientist-line/103461/Obama’s best line of the night may have come when he addressed climate change.Frank KonkelWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:07:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/obamas-best-sotu-quip-rips-im-not-scientist-line/103461/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPresident Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address.Mandel Ngan/AP Customs Agency Has to Keep Records for 75 Years. That’s a Lot of Tape Drives. http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/customs-agency-has-keep-records-75-years-s-lot-tape-drives/103239/U.S. Customs and Border Protection is mandated to store certain records for more than 70 years.Frank KonkelTue, 20 Jan 2015 15:18:02 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/customs-agency-has-keep-records-75-years-s-lot-tape-drives/103239/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechIvaschenko Roman/Shutterstock.comWhat Do DISA’s New Cloud Security Requirements Mean for Classified Information?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/what-do-disas-new-cloud-security-requirements-mean-classified-information/103095/The Defense Information Systems Agency released updated cloud security requirements this week, simplifying the “impact levels” that classify information sensitivity.Frank KonkelFri, 16 Jan 2015 11:31:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/what-do-disas-new-cloud-security-requirements-mean-classified-information/103095/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comDan Tangherlini’s Tech Legacyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/dan-tangherlinis-tech-legacy/103008/The outgoing head of the General Services Administration was directly responsible for the wealth of next-generation digital talent that now roams the agency's halls.Frank KonkelThu, 15 Jan 2015 14:16:07 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/dan-tangherlinis-tech-legacy/103008/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGSA Administrator Dan TangherliniJ. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoA Closer Look at How IBM’s Watson Could Transform Veteran Health Carehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/closer-look-how-ibms-watson-could-impact-veteran-health-care/102921/VA’s experiment with IBM’s Watson computer represents a chance for some groundbreaking efforts in health care.Frank KonkelThu, 15 Jan 2015 06:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/closer-look-how-ibms-watson-could-impact-veteran-health-care/102921/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechIBM's “Watson” computer in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.IBM/AP File PhotoIntroducing the New Emerging Tech Bloghttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/introducing-new-emerging-tech-blog/102789/Regular topics will include interesting tidbits on IT, research and development efforts, the rumor mill and emerging ideas that may one day be the next big deal.Frank KonkelWed, 14 Jan 2015 06:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/01/introducing-new-emerging-tech-blog/102789/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechYabresse/Shutterstock.comInformation Overload? Not For Most Americanshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/12/information-overload-not-among-most-americans/100692/Almost all say the Internet and cell phones have made it easier for them to learn new things.Nextgov StaffMon, 08 Dec 2014 13:31:02 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/12/information-overload-not-among-most-americans/100692/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comInfographic: NASA's Next Rockethttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/11/infographic-nasas-next-rocket/99680/The era of the Space Shuttle may be over, but get a peek inside the space agency's new space launch system.Caitlin FairchildFri, 21 Nov 2014 17:18:37 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/11/infographic-nasas-next-rocket/99680/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe barrel for the engine section of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System.NASAWhite House Challenge: Make Our First 3-D Printed Christmas Ornamenthttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/You don’t even need a 3-D printer.Rebecca CarrollThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:50:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/white-house-challenge-make-our-first-3-d-christmas-ornament/97838/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.Jacquelyn Martin/APGetting Health Info to Low-Income Cellphone Usershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/The digital divide is shrinking; useful apps aren’t keeping pace.Rebecca CarrollFri, 17 Oct 2014 17:11:34 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/getting-health-info-low-income-cellphone-users/96827/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techalexmillos/Shutterstock.comA New Way to Find Federal Contracting Informationhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/new-way-find-federal-contracting-information/96584/GovTribe’s free alternative to FBO hits the Web.Rebecca CarrollWed, 15 Oct 2014 17:53:54 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/new-way-find-federal-contracting-information/96584/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techkoya979/Shutterstock.comFAA Needs a Cloud for Its PDFshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/faa-needs-cloud-its-pdfs/96155/Digital AeroNav Products are getting unwieldy.Rebecca CarrollThu, 09 Oct 2014 12:24:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/faa-needs-cloud-its-pdfs/96155/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBedrin/Shutterstock.comPeace Corps Sees Record Interest After Simplified Application Goes Onlinehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/peace-corps-applicants-rise-400-percent-after-sign-goes-online/96101/Old application involved 60 printed pages and took as long as eight hours to complete.Rebecca CarrollWed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/peace-corps-applicants-rise-400-percent-after-sign-goes-online/96101/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPeace Corps volunteer Joshua Fuder, center, speaks with residents of Lolovoli village on the island of Ambae, part of the Vanuatu islands chain.Rick Rycroft/AP File Photo