Nextgov - Emerging Techhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/How Technology is Changing Governmenten-usThu, 22 Jan 2015 15:53:02 -0500For 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 PhotoCongress.gov Beats Gmail by 3 Yearshttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/congressgov-beats-gmail-3-years/95714/Bye bye, beta.Rebecca CarrollFri, 03 Oct 2014 13:13:06 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/10/congressgov-beats-gmail-3-years/95714/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechMesut Dogan/Shutterstock.comContracting Officers: Take a Look, It's in a Bookhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/you-already-have-power-procure-it-look-within/94607/"The problem is the average contracting officer doesn’t know how."Rebecca CarrollFri, 19 Sep 2014 15:11:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/you-already-have-power-procure-it-look-within/94607/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechHouse Oversight Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va.,J. Scott Applewhite/APOfficials Pulled HealthCare.gov Code From GitHub Because of ‘Bashing’http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/officials-pulled-healthcaregov-code-github-because-bashing/94514/Republicans release CMS emails about pulling code from open-source site.Rebecca CarrollThu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:37 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/officials-pulled-healthcaregov-code-github-because-bashing/94514/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techscyther5/Shutterstock.comArchives Hackathon Wants to Make Wikipedia Even Better http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/archives-hackathon-will-use-federal-data-make-wikipedia-better/93968/Everyone’s invited to the Open Government WikiHack later this month.Rebecca CarrollFri, 12 Sep 2014 13:14:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/archives-hackathon-will-use-federal-data-make-wikipedia-better/93968/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechEric Risberg/AP File PhotoWanted: Twitter-savvy Feds to Help OPM Get This Whole Social Media Thinghttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/wanted-twitter-savvy-feds-help-opm-get-whole-social-media-thing/93014/New projects aim to change how the agency communicates via social media.Rebecca CarrollWed, 03 Sep 2014 15:08:48 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/wanted-twitter-savvy-feds-help-opm-get-whole-social-media-thing/93014/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechQuka/Shutterstock.comOK, Feds -- Go Ahead and Edit Wikipedia http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/ok-feds-go-ahead-and-edit-wikipedia/92930/Wikimedia DC says you make good editors because you know a lot.Rebecca CarrollTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:50:04 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/09/ok-feds-go-ahead-and-edit-wikipedia/92930/Emerging Tech - Emerging Tech360b/Shutterstock.comWhy is LinkedIn So Popular With Employees of the US Army?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/08/linkedin-popular-us-army/92330/Only IBM and HP have more current employees on the professional networking site.Rebecca CarrollMon, 25 Aug 2014 16:08:41 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/08/linkedin-popular-us-army/92330/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comWe the People Weighs in on Fergusonhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/08/we-people-weighs-ferguson/91580/The popular petition site is calling for new technology to curb police abuse.Caitlin FairchildFri, 15 Aug 2014 15:59:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/08/we-people-weighs-ferguson/91580/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechA member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo.Jeff Roberson/APIs Anyone at Your Agency Editing Wikipedia?http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/anyone-your-agency-editing-wikipedia/90173/Here’s what they should know.Rebecca CarrollThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/anyone-your-agency-editing-wikipedia/90173/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechGil C/Shutterstock.comThe Most Valuable Data on Earth? http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/most-valuable-data-earth/89246/That’s a pun. Here’s the White House plan for Earth data.Rebecca CarrollTue, 22 Jul 2014 09:18:47 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/most-valuable-data-earth/89246/Emerging Tech - Emerging TechNASA file photoIf You’re Anonymously Editing Wikipedia from Capitol Hill, Everyone Will Knowhttp://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/if-youre-anonymously-editing-wikipedia-capitol-hill-everyone-will-know/88654/Here’s what you should do instead.Rebecca CarrollMon, 14 Jul 2014 16:39:51 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/emerging-tech-blog/2014/07/if-youre-anonymously-editing-wikipedia-capitol-hill-everyone-will-know/88654/Emerging Tech - Emerging Techlittleny / Shutterstock.com