Nextgov - Authors - Joseph Marks Marks covers government technology issues, social media, Gov 2.0 and global Internet freedom for <em>Nextgov</em>. He previously reported on federal litigation and legal policy for Law360 and on local, state and regional issues for two Midwestern newspapers. He also interned for <em>Congressional Quarterly</em>’s Homeland Security section and the Associated Press’s Jerusalem Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown.en-usThu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 -0400Mining Federal Procurement Data for Companies and for Profit sees an opportunity in helping firms navigate the messy world of government contracting.Joseph MarksThu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 -0400 DataThinkstockWant To Pay Less for Drugs Under Medicare? company is crunching government data to help seniors make more informed decisions when selecting insurance plans.Joseph Marks, Government ExecutiveThu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 -0400 DataThinkstockCancer Maps Show the Power and Limits of Data for Public Policy can learn a lot about people’s vulnerability from where they live, but other factors are tougher to track.Joseph MarksWed, 07 May 2014 11:00:00 -0400 3S/Shutterstock.comWhy Does the IRS Make It So Tough to Rat Out Tax Cheats? new Web service lets people report tax avoiders anonymously and online.Joseph MarksMon, 05 May 2014 13:19:37 -0400 Tech - Emerging Tech PTstock/Shutterstock.comConsultant Lists DHS’ Most (and Least) Annoying Contracting Officers has produced scorecards for government acquisition staff.Joseph MarksFri, 02 May 2014 16:40:54 -0400 DataApatsara/Shutterstock.comTechAmerica, ITI Settle Dispute Over Employee and Member Poaching details are confidential; TechAmerica initially sought $5 million in damages.Joseph MarksFri, 02 May 2014 11:00:58 -0400 Briefing Derek Hatfield/Shutterstock.comTrying to Limit the Collection of Personal Data Would Be a Lost Cause government should focus instead on making sure that data does the least harm, a White House report says.Joseph MarksThu, 01 May 2014 17:58:37 -0400 DataGenialbaron/Shutterstock.comThis Is Who Actually Enrolled in Obamacare 28 percent of enrollees were in the vital 18-to-34-year-old range.Joseph MarksThu, 01 May 2014 14:38:06 -0400 Briefingtxking / Shutterstock.comOPM Innovation Lab Can't Say If It's Actually Helpful, GAO Finds two-year-old lab is prepping to launch several deep dive projects.Joseph MarksWed, 30 Apr 2014 17:11:33 -0400 Tech everything possible/Shutterstock.comCongress to Feds: You're On the Hook for Spending Transparency DATA Act won’t live up to its potential if the executive branch doesn't live up to its responsibilities, lawmakers say.Joseph MarksTue, 29 Apr 2014 13:26:48 -0400 Briefing“We looked for a collaborative effort in this process but we’re also holding their feet to the fire,” Senate bill co-sponsor Mark Warner, D-Va., said. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Data Act Is About to Shake Up Federal Operations House passage late Monday, the bill that will require uniform spending data across the government heads to Obama for signature.Joseph MarksMon, 28 Apr 2014 17:25:21 -0400 BriefingHouse Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.J. Scott Applewhite/APDefense CIO to Step Down This Week department hasn’t yet named a successor.Joseph MarksMon, 28 Apr 2014 15:02:49 -0400 Victoria Burke/AP file photoWhy Driverless Cars Don't Require a Bunch of New Laws new report says the right regulatory framework may be closer than it appears.Joseph MarksFri, 25 Apr 2014 17:11:19 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechA Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle is seen on display at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.Julie Jacobson/APGSA Wants Contractors to Sign on the Digital Line General Services Administration plans to award an agencywide digital signature contract in 2015.Joseph MarksFri, 25 Apr 2014 15:14:02 -0400 TechiCreative3D/Shutterstock.comLawsuit Says GSA Discriminates Against Blind Contractors System for Award Management is not handicapped accessible, the suit claims.Joseph MarksThu, 24 Apr 2014 17:05:50 -0400 BriefingVerveridis Vasilis/Shutterstock.comThe RFP for the U-2 Spy Plane Was Just Two Pages Long acquisition shows how government contracting has changed and stayed the same.Joseph MarksWed, 23 Apr 2014 16:58:11 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechA U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane takes off from the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea.Lee Jin-man/APBuying Facebook Ads Could be a Bad Call for Agencies should focus more on mission and less on marketing, GSA says.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 17:28:58 -0400 Tech - Emerging TechJoerg Koch/AP File PhotoBYOD Cost the Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phones could save $2.3 million in three years with better mobile management, auditor finds.Joseph MarksTue, 22 Apr 2014 13:31:28 -0400 imtmphoto/Shutterstock.comWant to Know How Developers Use Your Agency's Data? Ask Them. upgraded site will ask users to volunteer what they’re using HHS data for.Joseph MarksMon, 21 Apr 2014 17:43:52 -0400 everything possible/Shutterstock.comFlagging Tweets Didn't Weigh Down Late Obamacare Enrollments White House drastically slowed its #GetCovered Twitter campaign after March 31.Joseph MarksFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:25:33 -0400 BriefingKiev/Shutterstock.comThree Things Federal CIOs Say About CIO Authority can be undone from above and below.Joseph MarksThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:20:19 -0400 BriefingOhmega1982/Shutterstock.comHow Government Data Could Make College Cheaper Education Department is asking developers how they could use APIs to make college a better value for students.Joseph MarksWed, 16 Apr 2014 13:10:45 -0400 TechBennyartist/Shutterstock.comSenate Passes Bill Demanding Uniform Coding for Agencies' Spending Data lawmakers vow to get the DATA Act to the president's desk.Joseph MarksThu, 10 Apr 2014 17:47:29 -0400 BriefingSen. Mark Warner, D-Va.J. Scott Applewhite/APGovernment-Run Competitions Should Be About Markets, Not Prizes means knowing where you want the market to go but giving competitors flexibility to get there faster.Joseph MarksThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:33 -0400 Tech - Emerging Tech kentoh/Shutterstock.comGSA Announces Plan to Simplify Federal Contracting puts expert advice in specific acquisition categories.Joseph MarksThu, 10 Apr 2014 14:52:18 -0400 BriefingSyda Productions/