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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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Improving the IT Dashboard

May 4, 2011 Government chief information officers' take on the Federal IT Dashboard: "Good idea! Needs work." That's according to the 2011 results of an annual survey of federal CIOs being presented at a conference on Wednesday in Washington. The survey, produced by Tech America, an information technology trade association, included responses from...

Security remains the biggest hurdle for agencies moving operations to the cloud, federal IT officials say

May 4, 2011 The greatest hurdle to moving vital government data and programs into the cloud is federal executives' confidence in outside security systems, a panel of federal information technology leaders said Wednesday. One big component of producing that confidence level is getting the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, up...

Agency Records May Rot on Disks, Archivist Says

May 3, 2011 A current law that gives federal agencies 30 years to turn over all the records that must be permanently retained by the National Archives is a recipe for lost documents and a spotty historical record, the government's chief archivist told lawmakers Tuesday. That 30-year window may have been appropriate in...

Sunshine advocates criticize government contractor database

May 3, 2011 Organizations that promote government openness are giving low marks to the new public version of a database that tracks government contractors' performance. The chief strike against the new version of the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System is that it only includes information on contractor performance posted after April...

Issa says White House can too easily hide presidential records

May 3, 2011 The Obama administration hasn't taken sufficient precautions to ensure White House employees aren't conducting government business on personal electronic devices and Web-based email accounts, thereby evading the scrutiny of future historians, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged Tuesday. All emails sent from White House computers are automatically archived and those computers...

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From Nextgov.com: Issa says White House can too easily hide presidential records

May 3, 2011 The Obama administration hasn't taken sufficient precautions to ensure White House employees aren't conducting government business on personal electronic devices and Web-based email accounts, thereby evading the scrutiny of future historians, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged on Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bin Laden Tweeters Shun the Limelight

May 2, 2011 The two men credited with breaking the news of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden's death on Twitter are both shunning the spotlight a day later -- as much as one can shun the spotlight while broadcasting 140-character opinions to the world. "Appreciate all the RTs [retweets] and props, but this...

Tweets heard round the world: Live reporting of bin Laden raid shouldn't be surprising, experts say

May 2, 2011 The fact that the CIA firefight outside Islamabad that took Osama bin Laden's life was reported live on Twitter should not shock anyone, experts told Nextgov Monday. Nor should it be surprising that news of bin Laden's death leaked on Twitter before it was picked up by cable news channels...

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Telework Order

May 2, 2011 President Obama signed an executive order Thursday giving federal agencies three months to update their computer policies and purchasing plans to account for an expected surge in federal employees working from home following December's Telework Enhancement Act. The order is aimed at ensuring employees can successfully telecommute without long work...

If the People Stay Home, the Computers Must Follow

April 29, 2011 President Obama signed an executive order Thursday giving federal agencies three months to update their computer policies and purchasing plans to account for an expected surge in federal employees working from home following December's Telework Enhancement Act. The order is aimed at ensuring employees can successfully telecommute without long work...