Nextgov - Emerging Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/How Technology is Changing Governmenten-usTue, 26 May 2015 18:01:11 -0400Are 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.comMany Feds Still Uneasy About Cloud Use http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/many-feds-still-uncomfortable-using-cloud/112555/A new report found that 44 percent of polled government tech gurus remain “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” turning IT services and applications over to cloud service providers.Frank KonkelTue, 12 May 2015 12:33:29 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/many-feds-still-uncomfortable-using-cloud/112555/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechStokkete/Shutterstock.comCan Analytics Save US Soldiers from Suicide?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/can-analytics-save-us-soldiers-suicide/112180/The Army is in the midst of a five-year effort that aims to identify factors that protect or put at risk a soldier’s mental health.Frank KonkelThu, 07 May 2015 15:08:40 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/can-analytics-save-us-soldiers-suicide/112180/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA U.S. Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division runs over to provide security after unloading from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter.Defense DepartmentDOD OKs 23 Cloud Solutions for Least Sensitive Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/dod-oks-23-cloud-solutions-least-sensitive-data/111832/DISA formalized its strategic decision, granting provisional authorizations to 23 cloud service offerings up to Impact Level 2.Frank KonkelMon, 04 May 2015 16:38:39 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/dod-oks-23-cloud-solutions-least-sensitive-data/111832/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechSentavio/Shutterstock.comWhat Capital Bikeshare’s Busiest Bike Says About Open Datahttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/what-capital-bikeshares-busiest-bike-says-about-open-data/111799/Capital Bikeshare releases a plethora of data about its bike fleet. Developers have done some surprising things with the data.Frank KonkelMon, 04 May 2015 13:27:42 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/05/what-capital-bikeshares-busiest-bike-says-about-open-data/111799/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA rider picks out a bike at a Capital Bikeshare station in Washington, DC.Molly Riley/APCould Big Data Fix Government’s Cyber Problem?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/could-big-data-fix-governments-cyber-problem/111349/A majority of federal, local and state cybersecurity professionals polled in a new study believe their organizations are “overwhelmed” by the volume of security data.Frank KonkelTue, 28 Apr 2015 17:29:31 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2015/04/could-big-data-fix-governments-cyber-problem/111349/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechTashatuvango/Shutterstock.comAgencies 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.com