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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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From Nextgov.com: Coming IT program managers will be senior leaders

April 27, 2011 A cadre of newly codified federal information technology positions known as IT program managers will likely be highly paid and highly ranked, with broad authority to manage major technology development initiatives, specialists say. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Social Security Websites Lead in Satisfaction, Treasury Trails

April 26, 2011 Social Security Administration websites that allow users to apply for and calculatetheir benefits online and to find extra help paying for Medicare prescription drug plan costs topped a quarterly user satisfaction survey of government websites released Tuesday. Specialty websites generally topped the list with departments' and agencies' main sites ranking...

Coming IT program managers will be senior leaders

April 26, 2011 A cadre of newly codified federal information technology positions known as IT program managers will likely be highly paid and highly ranked, with broad authority to manage major technology development initiatives, specialists say. Generally, IT program managers should oversee a single large-scale information technology initiative that involves multiple teams working...

FEMA's operating systems don't communicate effectively, despite major IT investments

April 22, 2011 The Federal Emergency Management Agency still doesn't have the information technology capacity to deal with a major disaster response six years after Hurricane Katrina exposed weaknesses in the system, according to an audit released on Tuesday. FEMA began a major push in 2007 to integrate all of its disparate IT...

Energy Department Site Goes Down in Amazon Cloud

April 21, 2011 A cloud computing service managed by Amazon that crashed Wednesday also brought down an Energy Department site aimed at sharing clean technology practices with the private sector. A note on the openei.com site Thursday afternoon said it was "temporarily down" and that engineers were "working aggressively to restore service." Amazon's...

Amazon cloud crash endangers federal websites

April 21, 2011 Parts of Amazon's cloud computing service crashed Wednesday night, bringing down or disrupting several popular websites and endangering some federal sites that purchase space in the cloud. By Thursday afternoon, the only federal site affected by the crash was an Energy Department website devoted to sharing clean energy practices with...

Terrorist Threat Alerts Go Social

April 20, 2011 The next time you hear about a heightened threat of terrorists hijacking passenger trains or hiding bombs in cargo containers, it's as likely to come from a Facebook post or a friend's re-tweet as from an official government announcement or an old-fashioned email. The Homeland Security Department retired its vague...

New terror alert system aims for wide exposure via Web

April 20, 2011 The Homeland Security Department's new terrorist threat alert system, scheduled to come online April 26, is aimed at simplifying the concept as well as expanding the places where people can find the alerts, including social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Soon after the new alert system was announced...

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From Nextgov.com: New terror alert system aims for wide exposure via Web

April 20, 2011 The Homeland Security Department's new terrorist threat alert system, scheduled to come online April 26, is aimed at simplifying the concept as well as expanding the places where people can find the alerts, including social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Read the whole story on Nextgov.com.

Kundra Backs Up Obama on 'Broken' IT

April 19, 2011 Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is interpreting some unscripted comments from his boss knocking government IT as a challenge rather than an indictment. "The President is absolutely right," Kundra said in a statement. "When we came into office, Federal IT was undeniably broken. These problems weren't created overnight and they won't...