Nextgov - Tech Insiderhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/An Expert Blog on the State of Federal Technologyen-usFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:53:20 -0400Drop the ‘Magic’ Cloud Talk and 5 Other Steps to Cloud Migration Successhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/drop-magic-cloud-talk-and-5-other-steps-cloud-migration-success/108625/Agency CIOs and other tech officials need to clarify the conversations around cloud.Dan ChenokFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:53:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/drop-magic-cloud-talk-and-5-other-steps-cloud-migration-success/108625/News - Tech Insidereverything possible/Shutterstock.comIdeas for the New White House Chief Digital Officerhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/Here are six items for the new White House chief digital's officer's to-do list.Luke FretwellWed, 25 Mar 2015 13:17:13 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/ideas-new-white-house-chief-digital-officer/108424/News - Tech InsiderWhitehouse.gov Agencies Need Broadband Today – Why Wait for NS2020?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/agencies-need-broadband-today-why-wait-ns2020/108172/Much of the emerging technology agencies need today is already available under the GSA Schedule.Tony BardoMon, 23 Mar 2015 13:38:58 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/agencies-need-broadband-today-why-wait-ns2020/108172/News - Tech Insiderasharkyu/Shutterstock.comImproving How Social Media Informs Leadership and Public Initiativeshttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/improving-how-social-media-informs-leadership-and-public-initiatives/107820/How can all of us increase the benefits of using social media to improve public service and mitigate potential downsides?David Bray and Corina DuBoisWed, 18 Mar 2015 12:08:22 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/improving-how-social-media-informs-leadership-and-public-initiatives/107820/News - Tech Insiderbloomua/Shutterstock.comIt’s Time for a National Chief Data Officers Councilhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/its-time-national-chief-data-officers-council/107592/The case for bringing together public data leaders to share best practices and create support and momentum for a national data movement.Luke FretwellMon, 16 Mar 2015 12:31:20 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/its-time-national-chief-data-officers-council/107592/News - Tech InsiderDJ Patil, the nation's first chief data scientistFlickr user OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS Collaborate or Perish: What the Internet of Everything Teaches Us About Public-Private Partnershipshttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/5-reflections-taiwan-and-australia-importance-public-private-partnerships/106998/The pace of global technology change is accelerating, and the future of the U.S. and of the world will require collaborations across sectors.David BrayMon, 09 Mar 2015 12:29:56 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/5-reflections-taiwan-and-australia-importance-public-private-partnerships/106998/News - Tech Insiderruskpp/Shutterstock.comFormer WH Deputy CIO Lands at Fortune 500 Medical Device Firmhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/former-wh-deputy-cio-lands-fortune-500-medical-device-firm/106386/Alissa Johnson has served as deputy CIO in the White House’s Executive Office of the President since March 2012.Nextgov StaffMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:28:21 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/03/former-wh-deputy-cio-lands-fortune-500-medical-device-firm/106386/News - Tech InsiderOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comSupercomputing: Key to Discovery and Competitivenesshttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/supercomputing-key-discovery-competitiveness/105972/Along with coordination between public agencies, private enterprise, academia and U.S. national laboratories, sustained federal support will allow supercomputing to continue playing a key role in U.S. economic and technological innovation.Jane SnowdonTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:29:31 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/supercomputing-key-discovery-competitiveness/105972/News - Tech InsiderThe Dutch petascale national supercomputer, Flickr user Dennis van ZuijlekomMoving Beyond the PDF Era: 3 Reasons to Embrace Financial Transparency http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/3-reasons-embrace-financial-transparency/105735/President Barack Obama's 2016 budget request reflected the values of data-driven government.Ari HoffnungFri, 20 Feb 2015 16:13:48 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/3-reasons-embrace-financial-transparency/105735/News - Tech InsiderAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comIn-Memory Computing: What Happens When the Power Goes Out?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/-memory-persistence-secrets-mission-critical-big-data/105249/As the demand for real-time access to big data accelerates and expectations for optimal performance increase, sophisticated data persistence becomes invaluable.Chris SteelWed, 18 Feb 2015 10:48:03 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/-memory-persistence-secrets-mission-critical-big-data/105249/News - Tech InsiderThinkstock5 Lessons Government Can Learn From Hollywood About Videohttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/5-lessons-government-can-learn-hollywood-about-video/104856/Here's what federal organizations can take away from Tinseltown's experience with digital storytelling.Claire GiordanoTue, 10 Feb 2015 06:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/5-lessons-government-can-learn-hollywood-about-video/104856/News - Tech Insidernito/Shutterstock.comThe 3 Key Steps to Successfully Implement the DATA Acthttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/3-key-steps-successfully-implement-data-act/104769/The legislation requires the Treasury Department to undertake one of its most ambitious management and technological transformations yet.Dick GreggFri, 06 Feb 2015 11:54:41 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/3-key-steps-successfully-implement-data-act/104769/News - Tech InsiderU.S. Treasury Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.Adam Parent/ShutterstockWearables Bring New Sense of Fashion to Public Sectorhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/wearables-bring-new-sense-fashion-public-sector/104679/There is a new generation of technology coming that will rock the boat in terms of how we live our lives and do our jobs within any industry – wearables.Chuck BrooksThu, 05 Feb 2015 15:04:52 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/02/wearables-bring-new-sense-fashion-public-sector/104679/News - Tech InsiderChris Pizzello/APRocketing into the Future: Can Containers Help Secure the Cloud?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/rocketing-future-can-containers-help-secure-cloud/104175/A combination of rapid application installation and controlled access to the underlying system will provide developers and operations with capabilities they need to fully exploit the cloud.Dominic DelmolinoFri, 30 Jan 2015 13:52:45 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/rocketing-future-can-containers-help-secure-cloud/104175/News - Tech Insiderbelekekin/Shutterstock.comWhy Commercial Clouds are More Secure than Federal Data Centershttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/why-commercial-clouds-are-more-secure-federal-data-centers/102189/It’s time to add security as a reason for, not against, moving federal applications to the commercial cloud.Roger BakerMon, 05 Jan 2015 15:00:00 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/why-commercial-clouds-are-more-secure-federal-data-centers/102189/News - Tech Insiderfaithie/Shutterstock.com3 Reasons Why Open Source Means Better Securityhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/why-open-source-means-better-security/102135/Many U.S. IT professionals prefer open source software to proprietary tools because of increased security. Government agencies are also now taking heed.Olivier ThierryFri, 02 Jan 2015 12:00:21 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2015/01/why-open-source-means-better-security/102135/News - Tech Insiderrvlsoft/Shutterstock.comHow Well Do You Really Know Your Network?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/how-well-do-you-really-know-your-network/101052/As the complexity of federal IT infrastructures continues to grow, so do the demands placed on government networks.Sean ApplegateThu, 11 Dec 2014 12:49:36 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/how-well-do-you-really-know-your-network/101052/News - Tech InsiderInozemtsev Konstantin/Shutterstock.com3 Ways Mobile Will Attract Top Tech Talent in Governmenthttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/3-ways-mobile-will-attract-top-tech-talent-government/100698/If you are not working on integrating mobile technology into your government recruiting strategy, you could be losing out on a lot of top talent.Michael AshfordMon, 08 Dec 2014 14:25:10 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/3-ways-mobile-will-attract-top-tech-talent-government/100698/News - Tech InsiderEllagrin/Shutterstock.comHow Do You Protect Against Insider Threats?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/insider-threat-event-promo/100388/A Dec. 10 Nextgov panel discussion will focus on the future of the insider threat.Patrick BoyntonWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:02:08 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/12/insider-threat-event-promo/100388/News - Tech InsiderMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comKey Internet and Tech Concepts Still Mysteries for Manyhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/key-internet-and-tech-concepts-still-mysteries-many/99929/Many Americans are puzzled by concepts that support the Internet and other technological innovations.Camille TuuttiTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:30 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/key-internet-and-tech-concepts-still-mysteries-many/99929/News - Tech Insider Imillian/ShutterstockWhy Do So Few Feds Champion User Experience?http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/why-do-so-few-feds-champion-customer-experience/99704/A dearth of staff resources, a lack of awareness about UX and nonexistent management buy-in are the top challenges.Nextgov StaffFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:50:52 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/why-do-so-few-feds-champion-customer-experience/99704/News - Tech Insiderscyther5/Shutterstock.comFederal Customer Experience 'Downright Bleak'http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/federal-customer-experience-downright-bleak/98762/Six federal agencies earned an average of “very poor." HealthCare.gov scored the lowest.Camille TuuttiTue, 11 Nov 2014 15:49:12 -0500http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/11/federal-customer-experience-downright-bleak/98762/News - Tech Insiderbloomua/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Disaster Managementhttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/The Ebola outbreak has shone a spotlight on how open data can be used in the aftermath of disaster.Robert A. Runge and Isabel RungeWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:38:44 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/data-driven-disaster-management/97700/News - Tech Insider A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.Jerome Delay/AP File PhotoGSA’s Green Proving Grounds Wants Government to be on the Greening Edgehttp://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/gsas-green-proving-grounds-wants-government-be-greening-edge/97211/The next smart light bulb or building design could wind up in the Green Proving Grounds program first.Frank KonkelThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:36:28 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/gsas-green-proving-grounds-wants-government-be-greening-edge/97211/News - Tech Insiderarosoft/Shutterstock.comCan the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together? http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/The full promise of the DATA Act won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.Jennifer BelissentTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:23:32 -0400http://www.nextgov.com/technology-news/tech-insider/2014/10/can-us-government-get-its-data-act-together/97073/News - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.com