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Joseph Marks

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Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.

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Federal cloud transition will save $5 billion yearly, CIO says

May 25, 2011 Transitioning about one-fourth of the government's $80 billion information technology enterprise to the cloud will save at least $5 billion annually, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Moving government data that are currently housed in dedicated computer servers to...

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From Nextgov: Federal cloud transition will save $5 billion yearly, CIO says

May 25, 2011 Transitioning about one-fourth of the government's $80 billion information technology enterprise to the cloud will save at least $5 billion annually, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

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From Nextgov: OMB to cut two transparency programs, suspend others

May 25, 2011 Two transparency initiatives and numerous improvements to open government programs will be scrapped as a result of a 75 percent funding cut lawmakers agreed to in April to avert a federal shutdown, officials said Tuesday. Read the whole story at Nextov.com.

SSA Advisors Coming to a Screen Near You

May 24, 2011 The Social Security Administration is considering offering more of the customer services it currently provides at field offices and on its 800 number through videoconference calls with agents that retirees would access through the agency's main webpage, officials said Tuesday. The agency already has a program where retirees waiting for...

OMB to cut two transparency programs, suspend others

May 24, 2011 Two transparency initiatives and numerous improvements to open government programs will be scrapped as a result of a 75 percent funding cut lawmakers agreed to in April to avert a federal shutdown, officials said Tuesday. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra's office will cancel Fedspace, a collaborative site where government...

Most Feds Confident About Data Center Consolidation

May 23, 2011 Nearly 60 percent of federal government respondents think it's at least "somewhat feasible" that the government will be able to trim 800 of its more than 2,100 data centers by 2015, according to a privately funded survey released Monday. About half of federal respondents said they were optimistic about the...

Open information may mean more errors get published

May 23, 2011 Making huge troves of raw government data freely available fast may mean accepting that much of that data are only as good as the people and processes behind them, a panel of government officials said Monday. For example, in response to massive public demand for information during the 2010 BP...

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Open information may mean more errors get published

May 23, 2011 Making huge troves of raw government data freely available fast may mean accepting that much of that data are only as good as the people and processes behind them, a panel of government officials said Monday. For example, in response to massive public demand for information during the 2010 BP...

State Wants to Expand Use of Mobile Devices

May 20, 2011 The State Department wants Foreign Service officers and other employees to be able to use iPhones, iPads and any other mobile technology they'd like for non-classified work, the department's chief information officer told Nextgov Friday. "It's not going to be tomorrow," CIO Susan Swart said. "But [we're] moving toward this...

Zombie Apocalypse Claims its First Victim: a CDC Blog

May 19, 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want us to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, according to a recent post on CDC's public health blog. But an agency tweet touting that post Wednesday night sent so many people rushing to the blog, presumably wide-eyed and arms outstretched, that it...