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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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Hundreds Attend Federal Cyber and Tech Hiring Fair

November 6, 2017 Carlos Chueca studied international affairs as an undergraduate at Florida International University in Miami, but, now– a few years out of college and with six years troubleshooting security issues at the Apple Store under his belt–he’s looking to break into cybersecurity. Chueca is attracted to cybersecurity because he knows it’s...

How a Commerce Department Standards Agency Grew Into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

November 6, 2017 The orientation for new employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology typically includes a story about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. That fire raged for 30 hours and consumed more than 1,500 buildings across 70 city blocks. When the Baltimore Fire Department proved unable to fight the...

Congress to Grill DHS Nominee, Former Yahoo and Equifax CEOs

November 3, 2017 Rep. Paul Ryan’s bill to overhaul how agencies use data to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs is moving fast. He introduced the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act to the House Tuesday and the House Oversight Committee passed it by voice vote Thursday. The bill includes a version of the...

US Army, Navy Cyber Commands Ready Far Ahead of Schedule

November 3, 2017 The Army and Navy components of the U.S. military’s Cyber Mission Forces have reached full operational capability, the services announced Thursday, beating their 2018 deadline by roughly a year. The Army and Navy announcement marks a major milestone for U.S. Cyber Command, which has grown since 2010 from a rough...

Army and Navy Cyber Command Ready Way Ahead of Schedule

November 3, 2017 The Army and Navy components of the military’s Cyber Mission Forces have reached full operational capability, the services announced Thursday, beating their 2018 deadline by roughly a year. The Army and Navy announcement marks a major milestone for U.S. Cyber Command, which has grown since 2010 from a rough plan...

Federal IT Reforms are Freeing Up Funds in an Otherwise Flat Budget Forecast

November 1, 2017 Obama-era technology modernization programs and legislation are beginning to have a substantial effect freeing up IT budget money, but there’s a long way left to go, industry executives said during a Professional Services Council market forecast Wednesday. The government saved about $7 billion during the 2017 fiscal year through a...

Lawmakers Back Down from Pushing NIST into Cyber Auditing Role

October 31, 2017 House Science Committee lawmakers have pared back a controversial bill that would have tasked the government’s cyber standards agency with auditing federal agencies’ cyber protections. Under the revised bill, the National Institute of Standards and Technology would assist agency inspectors general with those security audits but wouldn’t perform the audits...

Bill Calls on Public to Hack Election System

October 31, 2017 A bipartisan Senate bill would put the power of legislation behind much of the government’s election security work during the past year and would establish a national competition for hacking election systems. The Securing America’s Voting Equipment Act, or SAVE Act, would formalize the Homeland Security Department’s designation of election...

DHS is Too Slow to Share Cyber Threat Info, Companies Say

October 30, 2017 The Homeland Security Department should speed up how quickly it shares information about cyber and physical threats facing critical infrastructure sectors, according to half the respondents in a Government Accountability Office review. During the lag time between when Homeland Security learns of threat information and when it passes that information...

Twitter, Facebook and Google Head to the Hill

October 27, 2017 Congress pushed fiscal 2018 budget along this week while getting ready to tackle controversial surveillance reform and grill the biggest names in social media about Russian election meddling. The House passed the Senate version Thursday with a vote 216 to 212, which is good news for federal employees. Though both...