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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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Map of tweeting world leaders shows little blank space

January 9, 2013 The Washington Post put together an interesting map using data from the Digital Policy Council’s December report about tweeting by world leaders. The map shows nearly every leader tweets throughout North and South America but adoption of the social networking site is lighter among European, Asian and African leaders. The...

Could online inmate visits reduce recidivism?

January 8, 2013 Telecommunications vendor Polycom filed an interesting blog post Tuesday about the possibility for videoconferencing to reduce recidivism in prison inmates and save money for state and federal government. The post cites reports from Minnesota and Florida that found regular visits by family members can reduce the likelihood of a released...

Medicare appeals team seeks digital workflow

January 8, 2013 The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals plans to switch from a paper-based system for passing records along the appeals chain to a digital system, solicitation documents show. The current system for exchanging legal and medical documents along the five-level appeals chain requires a hodgepodge...

Game on for agencies and Pinterest

January 8, 2013 This story has been updated with additional comment from GSA. Federal agencies can now share images, visual stories and other “pins” on the social networking site Pinterest without fear of crossing legal boundaries by using a federal-friendly terms of service agreement, the General Services Administration said Tuesday. GSA has negotiated...

Lieberman to archive emails from Homeland Security chairmanship

January 7, 2013 Retired Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to turn over his committee emails to the National Archives, the committee announced Monday. Lieberman is the first Senate committee chairman to voluntarily turn over his emails, which aren’t required to be archived under current law, Senate...

State’s foreign policy compendium, now in e-book form

January 7, 2013 Want to read NSC-68 on your Kindle 3G or parse the “Long Telegram” without a long delay? Wait no more. The State Department’s Office of the Historian released 108 volumes of its mammoth Foreign Relations of the United States series in e-book form Monday. This first release is a pilot...

What pain killers can teach us about open government

January 4, 2013 Looking for an example of how open government data is being used by the private sector? Google the words “aspirin,” “ibuprofen” or “amoxicillin” and check out the upper right hand corner of the webpage. You’ll find boxes with information about recommended uses, risks and possible side effects that rely on...

No good news for government IT in sequestration delay

January 2, 2013 A just-past-deadline deal to put off a decision about drastic federal spending cuts until February will provide little solace for government technology chiefs and may be more damaging than if the draconian cuts had gone into effect, observers said Wednesday. With no final decision on how or even whether to...

Many dot-govs fail on content, not technology

January 2, 2013 The folks over at GSA’s First Fridays Usability Testing Program have put together a list of the most common government website fails they encountered in 2012. Tellingly, the most common usability problems are less about technology and more about communication -- jargony content, poor navigation labels and confusing contact information....

White House responds to Russian adoption petitions

December 28, 2012 White House officials posted what is likely the fastest response to date to a We the People petition this week. The petition, posted Dec. 21, urged the U.S. government to oppose then-pending legislation in the Russian parliament banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin signed the controversial...

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