Nextgov - Emerging Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/How Technology is Changing Governmenten-usFri, 24 Apr 2015 15:34:15 -0400Agencies Often Lack Strong Authentication and it’s a Big Problemhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/agencies-often-lack-strong-authentication-and-its-big-problem/111076/Agencies reported nearly 70,000 cyberincidents in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent bump up from the previous year.Frank KonkelFri, 24 Apr 2015 15:34:15 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/agencies-often-lack-strong-authentication-and-its-big-problem/111076/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGajus/Shutterstock.comInnovation in Federal IT? Sorry, Not in the Budget This Yearhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/innovation-federal-it-sorry-not-budget-year/110971/A new survey, not surprisingly, finds “budget limitations” are the top barrier to new IT adoption.Frank KonkelThu, 23 Apr 2015 16:27:35 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/innovation-federal-it-sorry-not-budget-year/110971/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechHermin/Shutterstock.comMartha Dorris Moves Positions at GSA http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/martha-dorris-moves-positions-gsa/110707/The longtime fed will become the director of GSA’s Office of Strategic Programs within GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services.Frank KonkelTue, 21 Apr 2015 16:30:59 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/martha-dorris-moves-positions-gsa/110707/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGSATech Giants Team Up to Unleash NOAA’s Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/tech-giants-team-unleash-noaas-data/110668/NOAA will partner with major cloud computing providers to explore ways the agency might better unleash its vast environmental data stores for the public good.Frank KonkelTue, 21 Apr 2015 14:11:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/tech-giants-team-unleash-noaas-data/110668/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechEngineers work on the CERES Instrument which will be integrated onto the Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft, scheduled for launch in early 2017.NOAAThese 3 Steps Could Prevent 85 Percent of All Data Breacheshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/these-3-steps-could-prevent-85-percent-all-data-breaches/110470/A great many cyber calamities are preventable through basic cybersecurity hygiene.Frank KonkelFri, 17 Apr 2015 14:11:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/these-3-steps-could-prevent-85-percent-all-data-breaches/110470/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techwk1003mike/Shutterstock.comFederal CIO Tony Scott Expects Some 'Resistance' on Federal IT Reform Lawhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/federal-cio-tony-scott-government-fitara/110335/Scott became the government’s top techie in February and it hasn’t taken long for him to realize things work very differently in government.Frank KonkelThu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:05 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/federal-cio-tony-scott-government-fitara/110335/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFederal CIO Tony ScottVMwareCasey Coleman Heads to Unisyshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/casey-coleman-heads-unisys/110188/Coleman, who led GSA’s IT efforts from 2007 to 2014 before taking a position with AT&T Government Solutions, is joining Unisys Federal.Frank KonkelWed, 15 Apr 2015 10:52:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/casey-coleman-heads-unisys/110188/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFormer GSA CIO Casey ColemanGSAArmy Turns to IBM’s Hybrid Cloud to Take on Logistics Challengeshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/us-army-turns-ibms-hybrid-cloud-take-logistics-challenges/109600/The Army has secured the hybrid cloud computing services of IBM to bolster services provided by its Logistics Support Activity.Frank KonkelWed, 08 Apr 2015 13:26:08 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/us-army-turns-ibms-hybrid-cloud-take-logistics-challenges/109600/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechSoldiers utilize DCGS-A, operations center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. during the Tactical Cloud Integration Lab in an effort to expedite cloud computing technologies to the Soldier.US ArmyArmy Unveils Cloud Strategyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/army-unveils-cloud-strategy/109474/The Army's formal cloud strategy aligns with the Pentagon’s evolving policies.Frank KonkelTue, 07 Apr 2015 12:01:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/army-unveils-cloud-strategy/109474/Emerging Tech - Emerging Tech3dreams/Shutterstock.comSnowden: NSA Not (Specifically) Looking for Your Nude Photoshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/snowden-nsa-not-specifically-looking-your-nude-photos/109363/Americans are largely bored with conversations about surveillance reform. What about when it touches on their most intimate communications?Frank KonkelMon, 06 Apr 2015 13:18:57 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/snowden-nsa-not-specifically-looking-your-nude-photos/109363/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechCharles Platiau/APNew FedRAMP, DHS Initiative Aims to Make it Easier for Feds to Access the Cloudhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/fedramp-continues-evolving-integrate-tic/109267/The overlay will serve as the “first step" in allowing agencies greater flexibility as they move to securely adopt cloud services.Frank KonkelFri, 03 Apr 2015 15:06:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/fedramp-continues-evolving-integrate-tic/109267/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechDooder/Shutterstock.comCensus' Tech Use Could Slash Cost of 2020 Count by Nearly Halfhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/census-plans-use-technology-slash-cost-2020-count-nearly-half/109192/The only way Commerce can make good on its promise is through the intelligence use of technology, said CIO Steve Cooper.Frank KonkelThu, 02 Apr 2015 16:44:43 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/census-plans-use-technology-slash-cost-2020-count-nearly-half/109192/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comClinton’s Email Excuse Doesn’t Add Uphttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/clintons-email-excuse-doesnt-add/108934/All it took was four released emails to poke major holes in Clinton’s email excuse that she didn't want to carry several devices.Frank KonkelTue, 31 Mar 2015 15:41:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/clintons-email-excuse-doesnt-add/108934/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPablo Martinez Monsivais/APBYOD to the Pentagon? Pilot to Begin This Summerhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/byod-pentagon-pilot-begin-summer/108817/One of the government’s most risk-averse agencies is making plans for a BYOD pilot program this summer.Frank KonkelMon, 30 Mar 2015 16:52:33 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/byod-pentagon-pilot-begin-summer/108817/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechFlickr user Michael BairdTech 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.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 ConferencesHere Are the Agencies That Let Their Scientists Speak (and Tweet) Freely http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/here-are-agencies-let-their-scientists-speak-and-tweet-freely/108030/It’s not always easy for scientists to share their viewpoints and speak freely on issues, and those who publicly do frequently face backlash.Frank KonkelFri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/here-are-agencies-let-their-scientists-speak-and-tweet-freely/108030/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechBryan Cranston as Walter White, left, and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in a scene from "Breaking Bad." AMC/APAnother Gender Equality Fail: Top Tech Execs Still Clueless About Women http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/another-gender-equality-fail-shows-top-tech-execs-still-clueless-about-women/107796/Google chairman's gaffe seems more the tech industry standard than an isolated bout of ignorance.Frank KonkelTue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:49 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/another-gender-equality-fail-shows-top-tech-execs-still-clueless-about-women/107796/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechUnited States CTO Megan Smith // Flickr user Internet Education FoundationCan HP's 'Security-as-a-Service' Product Change How Agencies Secure Apps?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/hps-security-service-offering-meets-fedramp/107745/Government customers can use it to perform security assessments of new or existing application code, websites and end-to-end mobile app security testing through the cloud.Frank KonkelTue, 17 Mar 2015 15:36:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/hps-security-service-offering-meets-fedramp/107745/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comWhy ‘Cloud is Here to Stay’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/why-cloud-here-stay/107640/Cloud computing may be the most-hyped technology since the Internet itself, but its reputation as a disruptor is perhaps one of the few technologies that would have Public Enemy changing their lyrics.Frank KonkelMon, 16 Mar 2015 14:41:07 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/why-cloud-here-stay/107640/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechPetr Vaclavek/Shutterstock.comDISA Drops $1.6B Contract after Controversyhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/disa-drops-16b-contract-after-controversy/107631/The cancellation comes as several companies protested the award in February.Frank KonkelMon, 16 Mar 2015 14:16:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/disa-drops-16b-contract-after-controversy/107631/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechStokkete/Shutterstock.comHillary’s Email Excuse: I Didn’t Want to Carry 2 Phoneshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/hillarys-email-excuse-i-didnt-want-carry-2-phones/107217/Does convenience trump transparency?Frank KonkelWed, 11 Mar 2015 11:05:18 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/hillarys-email-excuse-i-didnt-want-carry-2-phones/107217/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechThen-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta.Kevin Lamarque/AP File PhotoStop Hating on Graham’s Email Admissionhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/curb-hate-over-grahams-email-admission/107046/Let’s bring back the Spice Girls, frosted hair tips and wide-legged jeans: It feels like 1995.Frank KonkelTue, 10 Mar 2015 06:00:00 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/curb-hate-over-grahams-email-admission/107046/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechSen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.Susan Walsh/AP File PhotoHalvorsen Now Defense Department’s Permanent CIOhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/halvorsen-now-defense-departments-permanent-cio/106977/Terry Halvorsen gets the bump from acting CIO and will exercise authority over the Pentagon’s $36 billion IT budget.Frank KonkelMon, 09 Mar 2015 10:04:52 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/halvorsen-now-defense-departments-permanent-cio/106977/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechDefense Department CIO Terry HalvorsenUS Naval Institute‘You Can Make Anything with a 3-D Printer’ and 3 Other Mythshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/you-can-make-anything-3-d-printer-and-3-other-myths/106971/A recent paper by intelligence community analysts and private sector researchers zeroes in on both the opportunities and risks of 3-D printing.Frank KonkelMon, 09 Mar 2015 09:29:12 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/03/you-can-make-anything-3-d-printer-and-3-other-myths/106971/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA 3D print of a dinosaur's head lies in a printer of the US company MakerBot of New York.Jens Meyer/AP