Nextgov - Tech Insider Expert Blog on the State of Federal Technologyen-usTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:29:31 -0500Supercomputing: Key to Discovery and Competitiveness 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderThe Dutch petascale national supercomputer, Flickr user Dennis van ZuijlekomMoving Beyond the PDF Era: 3 Reasons to Embrace Financial Transparency Barack Obama's 2016 budget request reflected the values of data-driven government.Ari HoffnungFri, 20 Feb 2015 16:13:48 -0500 - Tech InsiderAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comIn-Memory Computing: What Happens When the Power Goes Out? 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderThinkstock5 Lessons Government Can Learn From Hollywood About Video's what federal organizations can take away from Tinseltown's experience with digital storytelling.Claire GiordanoTue, 10 Feb 2015 06:00:00 -0500 - Tech Insidernito/Shutterstock.comThe 3 Key Steps to Successfully Implement the DATA Act 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderU.S. Treasury Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.Adam Parent/ShutterstockWearables Bring New Sense of Fashion to Public Sector 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderChris Pizzello/APRocketing into the Future: Can Containers Help Secure the Cloud? 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 -0500 - Tech Insiderbelekekin/Shutterstock.comWhy Commercial Clouds are More Secure than Federal Data Centers’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 -0500 - Tech Insiderfaithie/Shutterstock.com3 Reasons Why Open Source Means Better Security 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 -0500 - Tech Insiderrvlsoft/Shutterstock.comHow Well Do You Really Know Your Network? 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderInozemtsev Konstantin/Shutterstock.com3 Ways Mobile Will Attract Top Tech Talent in Government 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 -0500 - Tech InsiderEllagrin/Shutterstock.comHow Do You Protect Against Insider Threats? Dec. 10 Nextgov panel discussion will focus on the future of the insider threat.Patrick BoyntonWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:02:08 -0500 - Tech InsiderMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comKey Internet and Tech Concepts Still Mysteries for Many Americans are puzzled by concepts that support the Internet and other technological innovations.Camille TuuttiTue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:30 -0500 - Tech Insider Imillian/ShutterstockWhy Do So Few Feds Champion User Experience? 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 -0500 - Tech Insiderscyther5/Shutterstock.comFederal Customer Experience 'Downright Bleak' federal agencies earned an average of “very poor." scored the lowest.Camille TuuttiTue, 11 Nov 2014 15:49:12 -0500 - Tech Insiderbloomua/Shutterstock.comData-Driven Disaster Management 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 -0400 - 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 Edge 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 -0400 - Tech Insiderarosoft/Shutterstock.comCan the U.S. Government Get Its DATA Act Together? 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 -0400 - Tech InsiderMmaxer/Shutterstock.comFrom Off-the-Rack to Off-the-Shelf: What the Federal IT Community Can Learn from New York Fashion Week fashion industry grasps the importance of leveraging brands unlike any other industry. The federal IT community should take note.Winston ChangWed, 01 Oct 2014 16:59:09 -0400 - Tech InsiderThe Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 collection is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Sept. 11, 2014.Richard Drew/APGovernment, the Last Great Technology Skeptic to technology remains an issue in all branches of government.Camille TuuttiTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:21:08 -0400 - Tech InsiderBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comMeet the New White House Space Buff Who Won’t Shy Away From a Challenge can now boast the addition of another accomplished woman -- this time, an aerospace engineer from NASA.Camille TuuttiMon, 22 Sep 2014 15:32:55 -0400 - Tech InsiderCourtesy of Jenn GusteticInteresting, Cool and Totally Random Things the Government is Trying to Auction Off a fur coat? A watch? A lighthouse? GSA has you covered.Caitlin FairchildMon, 08 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0400 - Tech InsiderMaxx-Studio/Shutterstock.comUnlocking Government Data Poised to Create Whole New Industries -- And Make Washington Work Better data can transform government from a mere service dispensary to a breakthrough innovation accelerator.Robert A. RungeWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:06:21 -0400 - Tech InsiderMaksim Kabakou/Shutterstock.comFederal Network Security: 4 Easy Steps to Get the Basics Right so many resources focused on preventing the next big security threat, are agencies vulnerable to the rest of the threats out there?Greg KushtoTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:14:47 -0400 - Tech Insiderasharkyu/Shutterstock.comVideo: FBI Files Join the 21st Century FBI's massive paper filing system has been replaced with a digital system that houses 30 million records and 83 million sets of fingerprints.Caitlin FairchildMon, 25 Aug 2014 14:50:45 -0400 - Tech InsiderThe paper filing system files at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.FBI