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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: 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...

Auditor finds security gaps in nuclear lab's information systems

April 19, 2011 The Lawrence Livermore National Nuclear Laboratory isn't adequately protecting some vital national security data and federal managers are improperly allowing contractors to make some decisions about sensitive information, according to an auditor's report released Tuesday. In some cases, contractors have made "security-significant" changes to the computer systems that store information...

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Committee recommends federal contractor ethics code

April 19, 2011 The regulations governing federal contracts should include clear, model language prohibiting contract employees from disclosing certain sensitive information and barring them from using their positions to get a leg up on competitors, a panel of government officials and private sector advisers recommended on Monday. Government contractors already are included under...

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...