Nextgov - Emerging Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/How Technology is Changing Governmenten-usMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:27 -0400Obama Talks Federal IT on ‘Daily Show”http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/obama-talks-federal-it-daily-show/118620/The commander in chief discussed the wave of Silicon Valley tech talent invading government, challenges in IT procurement and how better IT can lead to better federal customer service.Frank KonkelMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:00:27 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/obama-talks-federal-it-daily-show/118620/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPresident Barack Obama, left, talks with Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show" during a taping on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.Evan Vucci/APWhat Happens if There’s a Massive Data Breach in the Cloud? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/what-happens-if-theres-massive-data-breach-cloud/118558/Federal cloud security standards have been hugely successful thus far in ensuring cloud service providers that serve government customers aren’t bringing knives to gun fights.Frank KonkelFri, 24 Jul 2015 13:44:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/what-happens-if-theres-massive-data-breach-cloud/118558/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techwk1003mike/Shutterstock.comIn Tech Innovation, Don’t Forget about Governance http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/tech-innovation-dont-forget-about-governance/118383/Maria Roat, chief technology officer at the Transportation Department, called governance one of the biggest challenges she’s faced since she began last year.Frank KonkelWed, 22 Jul 2015 15:51:38 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/tech-innovation-dont-forget-about-governance/118383/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPathDoc/Shutterstock.comPentagon’s $11 Billion Health Records Deal to be Awarded by Month's Endhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/pentagons-11-billion-health-records-deal-be-awarded-months-end/118078/The 10-year contract is one of the largest in recent memory for DOD.Frank KonkelFri, 17 Jul 2015 14:58:17 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/pentagons-11-billion-health-records-deal-be-awarded-months-end/118078/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFrontpage/Shutterstock.comFCC Wants to Operate 100 Percent in the Cloud by the End of 2017http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/fcc-wants-operate-100-percent-cloud-end-2017/117880/FCC is going all-in on cloud computing and is currently in the middle of a “lift-and-shift."Frank KonkelWed, 15 Jul 2015 16:36:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/fcc-wants-operate-100-percent-cloud-end-2017/117880/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techeverything possible/Shutterstock.comPentagon’s Bring-Your-Own-Device Project on Hold Until Fallhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/pentagons-bring-your-own-device-project-hold-until-fall/117820/The pilot project will include some 10,000 users.Frank KonkelWed, 15 Jul 2015 12:27:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/pentagons-bring-your-own-device-project-hold-until-fall/117820/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechDOD CIO Terry HalvorsenUS Naval InstituteFor Agencies, Chief Data Officers are All About Businesshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/agencies-chief-data-officers-are-all-about-business/117277/Chief data officers across government do not share all the same duties, job descriptions, reporting structures or budgets.Frank KonkelWed, 08 Jul 2015 15:17:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/07/agencies-chief-data-officers-are-all-about-business/117277/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechTsyhun/Shutterstock.comWhy Open Data is the Future of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agencyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/why-open-data-future-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency/116551/“Don’t send a spy where you can send a schoolboy," says the intelligence official leading the agency's effort to work with unclassified data.Frank KonkelMon, 29 Jun 2015 18:02:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/why-open-data-future-national-geospatial-intelligence-agency/116551/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNGA Director Robert CardilloNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyThe Government Has Chief Data Officers, But What Do They Do?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/government-has-chief-data-officers-what-do-they-do/115924/What, exactly, is expected of CDOs across the federal landscape?Frank KonkelMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:01:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/government-has-chief-data-officers-what-do-they-do/115924/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techra2studio/Shutterstock.comWant to Implement Emerging Tech Successfully? Start Smallhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/want-implement-emerging-tech-successfully-start-small/115792/The best bet to get the best bang for your tech bucks is by piloting smaller projects, DOD strategists say.Frank KonkelFri, 19 Jun 2015 12:47:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/want-implement-emerging-tech-successfully-start-small/115792/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techkentoh/Shutterstock.comFederal CTO: How Can We Be More like Estonia?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/federal-cto-how-can-we-be-more-estonia/115423/Estonia is one of the most digital-friendly government in the world, with each of its 1.3 million citizens able to access everything from bank records to government services with the use of a single personal identification code.Frank KonkelTue, 16 Jun 2015 15:41:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/federal-cto-how-can-we-be-more-estonia/115423/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechUS CTO Megan SmithFlickr user Internet Education FoundationNGA Deputy Director: Let’s Get More Agile http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/nga-deputy-director-lets-get-more-agile/115153/If a specific strategy or procedure is in NGA’s best interest and not outright prohibited, the agency's contracting officers should assume it’s allowedFrank KonkelFri, 12 Jun 2015 12:21:53 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/nga-deputy-director-lets-get-more-agile/115153/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechSue Gordon, NGA’s deputy directorNational Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyOne of the World's Biggest Innovators Says He’s 'Not Really a Fan' of Disruption http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/elon-musk-says-hes-not-fan-disruption/114823/The founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX says he's “just a fan of making things better.”Frank KonkelTue, 09 Jun 2015 11:18:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/elon-musk-says-hes-not-fan-disruption/114823/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechElon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc.Ringo H.W. Chiu/APScientists Are One Step Closer to Predicting Solar Stormshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/humanity-step-closer-predicting-solar-storms/114748/The refrigerator-sized Deep Space Climate Observatory is a joint partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Air Force.Frank KonkelMon, 08 Jun 2015 16:16:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/humanity-step-closer-predicting-solar-storms/114748/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014.NASAWhite House Wants Ideas for Open Government Plan http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/white-house-wants-ideas-government-transparency-plan/114619/If you want a more open government, now is the time to put your ideas where your mouth is.Frank KonkelFri, 05 Jun 2015 15:37:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/white-house-wants-ideas-government-transparency-plan/114619/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechCarolyn Kaster/AP File PhotoFDIC CIO Barry West on Leavehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/barry-west-fdic-cio-leave/114592/An FDIC spokeswoman said West is still an FDIC employee and cited “personal reasons” for his leave.Frank KonkelFri, 05 Jun 2015 12:16:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/barry-west-fdic-cio-leave/114592/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBarry WestBrace Yourselves, Feds: NS2020 is Cominghttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/brace-yourselves-feds-ns2020-coming/114451/Network Services 2020 includes traditional networking and telecommunications technologies as well as a larger inventory of emerging technologies.Frank KonkelThu, 04 Jun 2015 10:52:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/brace-yourselves-feds-ns2020-coming/114451/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNPFire/Shutterstock.comGSA to Agencies: Don’t Use FedRAMP to Screen Out Potential Biddershttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/gsa-agencies-dont-use-fedramp-screen-out-potential-bidders/114256/Requiring companies to have FedRAMP authorizations up front before being allowed to bid on work will limit competition, official says.Frank KonkelTue, 02 Jun 2015 14:16:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/gsa-agencies-dont-use-fedramp-screen-out-potential-bidders/114256/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechStokkete/Shutterstock.comDelays Plague NOAA’s $11B Satellite Program http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/delays-plague-noaas-11m-satellite-program/114172/GOES-R has experienced developmental problems, inadequate contracting office support and other issues.Frank KonkelMon, 01 Jun 2015 16:35:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/06/delays-plague-noaas-11m-satellite-program/114172/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThe fully-integrated GOES-R satellite is shown in a clean room at a Lockheed Martin facility in Littleton, Colorado.NOAAOne of Amazon’s Cloud Leaders Heads to Cyber Nonprofithttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/one-amazons-cloud-leaders-heads-cyber-nonprofit/114100/Steve Spano spent the past four years building up Amazon Web Services’ defense and intelligence community business.Frank KonkelSat, 30 May 2015 09:35:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/one-amazons-cloud-leaders-heads-cyber-nonprofit/114100/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comAre Government Records Management Practices in Peril?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/The evidence of the lack of progress in records management continues to mount.Frank KonkelTue, 26 May 2015 18:01:11 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/are-governments-records-management-practices-peril/113749/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techgibleho/Shutterstock.comBolstering CX in Government Makes 'Fundamental Business Sense'http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/The government has nowhere to go but up in terms of providing customer service on par with top private sector organizations.Frank KonkelFri, 22 May 2015 13:36:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/bolstering-cx-government-makes-fundamental-business-sense/113578/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comInside the USAJobs Revamp and Other Digital Summit Highlightshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/inside-usajobs-revamp-and-other-highlights-digital-summit/113509/Successful programs tended to come at problems from a user-centric point of view.Frank KonkelThu, 21 May 2015 18:11:19 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/inside-usajobs-revamp-and-other-highlights-digital-summit/113509/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechIf You Aren’t Using Your Data, It’s Just Taking Up Spacehttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/if-you-arent-using-data-its-just-taking-space/113053/Data is only valuable if you can redesign the way government works using it, according to Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow.Frank KonkelMon, 18 May 2015 12:28:30 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/if-you-arent-using-data-its-just-taking-space/113053/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechCarlos Amarillo/Shutterstock.comWhat the Intelligence Community Can Teach the Rest of Government about Cloud http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/what-intelligence-community-can-teach-rest-government-about-cloud/112678/Three lessons from the National Security Agency and the CIA.Frank KonkelWed, 13 May 2015 13:17:26 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/what-intelligence-community-can-teach-rest-government-about-cloud/112678/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techbrainpencil/Shutterstock.com