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Missing Source Code, Poor Search Tools Plague Obamacare Website

October 17, 2013 The rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, the website for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, has garnered a lot of attention from the media as well as technologists and other observers. Here's our daily roundup of some of the key reports you may have missed:...

Nextgov Prime Conference Moves to November

October 7, 2013 Due to the government shutdown and uncertainty as to when Congress will pass a funding bill, we've decided to move Nextgov Prime to Nov. 20-21. Our primary concern is accommodating the hundreds of federal employees who have registered to attend the conference. Our events team has been working in overdrive...

Hackers Steal News, Berate Prime Minister and Crack Adobe Code

October 4, 2013 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Adobe admits hackers siphoned records of 2.9 million customers and its products' source code The goods targeted include Adobe Acrobat, ColdFusion, and the ColdFusion Builder. Former Murdoch reporter accused of hacking computer The...

Five Reasons You Should Come to Nextgov Prime

September 27, 2013 There are many good reasons to join us at Nextgov Prime, our government technology conference on Nov. 20-21 in Washington. Here are just a handful: Learn how to operate like a tech start-up. Large bureaucracies can be deadly for innovation, but they don’t have to be. We’ll have discussions with...

Hackers Don Tin Foil Caps, Loot Barclays, and Hack Their Own Clients

September 27, 2013 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Tin foil hat crowd stifles mom-and-pop store payments In one weekend, at least three retailers in Kansas City, Mo. fell victim to credit card scammers whose ruse involved scaling roofs to cover satellite...

Hackers Threaten a Texas Baby, Hit Miss Teen USA with Sextortion, Target an Indian Telecom

August 15, 2013 In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Stranger swears at sleeping toddler though hacked baby monitor Two-year-old Allyson is deaf, so she did not wake up when a man began harassing her through the baby monitor in her room. Marc...

This Week in ThreatWatch

August 11, 2013 In case you missed our coverage in ThreatWatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: UK anti-fraud agency loses 32,000 pages involving BAE probe The Serious Fraud Office mistakenly sent thousands of confidential files from an investigation into British weapons-maker BAE Systems to the wrong person. Twitter hack prematurely kills...

This Week in ThreatWatch

August 2, 2013 In case you missed our coverage in Threatwatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches: Thieves suck $400,000 out of southwest gas pumps Their hacking tools included a card skimmer and a fake PIN pad overlay designed to capture PINs from customers who paid at the pump with a debit...

A Dozen Agencies Produced 19 Finalists for Tech Innovation Awards

July 30, 2013 The Nextgov editorial staff has selected 19 finalists for Bold Awards from more than 180 nominations. The honors recognize federal employees who have taken risks to implement innovative programs that make government more effective. The finalists hail from 12 agencies where their efforts have enhanced veterans’ health care, boosted national...

Pentagon Clears F-35 to Resume Flight Operations

March 1, 2013 Defense officials on Friday said F-35 fighter aircraft could resume flight operations. Inspectors grounded the Joint Strike Fighter fleet after cracks were discovered in an engine blade on one plane during a routine inspection at Edwards Air Force Base in California. "Comprehensive tests on the blade were conducted at the...