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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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Industry Wants More Federal Help on Cyber Threats

April 15, 2011 Increased cybersecurity cooperation between government and the private sector hasn't gone far enough, representatives from the financial and telecom industries told a House panel Friday. The Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have ramped up the amount of information they share about viruses and other cyber threats with the...

Industry urges better cooperation from government on cyber threats

April 15, 2011 The government should have a standard protocol for when to alert the private sector to cybersecurity threats and a standard process for sharing that information without revealing classified secrets, the leader of a financial services industry group told a House panel Friday. While the infrastructure is in place for the...

TSA Goes AWOL on Pilot IDs

April 14, 2011 House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica slammed Transportation Security Administration officials Thursday for failing to show up at a hearing on a long-delayed plan to create a universal pilot's license with embedded biometric data. Mica said TSA officials also had refused to meet with committee members in a closed door...

House Republicans slam FAA for delayed pilot IDs

April 14, 2011 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., lashed out on Thursday at officials charged with introducing a new pilot identification card using embedded biometric data that Congress first mandated in 2004. The Federal Aviation Administration was supposed to begin issuing the new IDs in 2005, but the agency...

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From Nextgov.com: House Republicans slam FAA for delayed pilot IDs

April 14, 2011 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., lashed out on Thursday at officials charged with introducing a new pilot identification card using embedded biometric data that Congress first mandated in 2004. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

CIO Council Launches Best Practices Website

April 13, 2011 A how-to guide for federal IT managers hit the web Wednesday with case studies on major IT transitions at the departments of State, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs. The new website is a best practices guide for IT system acquisition, reform and maintenance, which was promised in federal Chief Information Officer...

Sparring on security and civil liberties

April 13, 2011 The vice chairwoman of the European Parliament's civil liberties committee criticized what she sees as overreaching in post-9/11 laws enacted on both sides of the Atlantic. Too often, American and European officials have sold data-gathering legislation to the public using the specter of terrorist attacks, only to later use the...

Dems Demand Biometrics For Flight Crew Fast Track

April 13, 2011 A national program that gives pilots and flight crews a fast track through airport security should be based on a biometric scan, Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee told the TSA in a letter Tuesday. The Transportation Security Administration is already testing the so-called crew pass-system at three...

Happy Birthday Open Government (or Maybe Not)

April 13, 2011 The White House blog hailed the one-year anniversary of the release of agency open government plans Wednesday as the levee break that brought a flood of federal information into the public domain. The anniversary, though, came just days after a last-minute budget deal that slashed funding for open government initiatives...

Senate Bill Would Ramp Up Federal Oversight of IT Projects

April 12, 2011 A bipartisan bill introduced by leaders of the Senate Homeland Security committee Tuesday aims to rein in federal information technology projects that go over budget by requiring automatic reviews. If an IT project goes more than 20 percent above its base spending guideline, the agency's CIO must conduct a review...