Government Executive - Techhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/Updates on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:26 -0400Uber’s War on Lyft Could Prompt Federal Investigationhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/ubers-war-lyft-could-prompt-federal-investigation/92570/The ride-share service’s apparent attempts to sabotage its competitors might become red meat for the Federal Trade Commission or state attorneys general.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 27 Aug 2014 15:35:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/ubers-war-lyft-could-prompt-federal-investigation/92570/TechUber has been accused of trying to poach drivers from Lyft with its ads in San Francisco.Flickr user ariIs There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/there-better-way-measure-earthquakes/92447/USGS' logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/there-better-way-measure-earthquakes/92447/TechA Northridge, Calif., bridge collapsed after a 1994 earthquake.spirit of america/Shutterstock.com file photoScientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terrorhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/scientists-go-beyond-science-explain-their-climate-terror/92408/New site hosts handwritten letters from scientists expressing their fears about climate change.Jason Plautz, National JournalTue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/scientists-go-beyond-science-explain-their-climate-terror/92408/TechDenis Burdin/Shutterstock.comHomeland Security Science Chief Wants to Know What You Think His Goals Should Behttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/homeland-security-science-chief-wants-know-what-you-think-his-goals-should-be/92342/Undersecretary Brothers launches collaborative online channel for feedback on long-term strategies.Charles S. ClarkMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:40:09 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/homeland-security-science-chief-wants-know-what-you-think-his-goals-should-be/92342/TechFirst responders are among those invited to submit ideas. TFoxFoto / Shutterstock.comMonkeys Can't Get a Copyrighthttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/monkeys-cant-get-copyright/92183/The U.S. Copyright Office includes monkeys on a list of things that do not qualify for copyright protection.Laura Ryan, National JournalFri, 22 Aug 2014 10:40:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/monkeys-cant-get-copyright/92183/TechWikimedia via a Macaca NigraVideo: Innovation in Government is Not Going to Come From a Guy in a Suithttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/video-innovation-government-not-going-come-guy-suit/92123/The new US Digital Service will fix up government websites.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:19:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/video-innovation-government-not-going-come-guy-suit/92123/TechWhite House via YouTubeMcConnell Promises Spending Standoff Over Obama’s Green Agendahttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/mcconnell-promises-spending-standoff-over-obamas-green-agenda/91937/The GOP leader stopped short of an explicit shutdown threat, but he did say a Republican majority would use the budget to go after EPA’s environmental rules.Ben GemanWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/mcconnell-promises-spending-standoff-over-obamas-green-agenda/91937/Tech Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.comThe White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Deathhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/white-house-must-now-respond-petition-about-michael-browns-death/91895/Online petition tallied more than 100,000 signatures Tuesday, a benchmark that requires a response.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:53:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/white-house-must-now-respond-petition-about-michael-browns-death/91895/TechOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.comConsumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Ownhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/consumer-bureaus-complaint-site-draws-complaint-its-own/91703/Financial Services Roundtable launches campaign against 'one-sided' website.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:26:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/consumer-bureaus-complaint-site-draws-complaint-its-own/91703/TechFlickr user Adam FagenEdward Snowden Is Worried People Will Forget About Edward Snowdenhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/edward-snowden-worried-people-will-forget-about-edward-snowden/91391/The standard-bearer for spy-agency reform fears NSA fatigue is leading to a culture of complacency.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 13 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/edward-snowden-worried-people-will-forget-about-edward-snowden/91391/TechFlickr user Steve RhodesThe Most and Least Sustainable Agencies in Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/most-and-least-sustainable-agencies-government/90986/One chart shows which agencies are going green.Eric KatzFri, 08 Aug 2014 13:20:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/most-and-least-sustainable-agencies-government/90986/TechInterior Secretary Sally Jewell tours one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country -- the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland.Interior Department Your Vote Counts: Help Honor Government’s Bold Innovatorshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/your-vote-counts-help-honor-governments-bold-innovators/90719/Take a look at Nextgov’s Bold Award finalists and cast your ballot for the People’s Choice award.Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:40:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/your-vote-counts-help-honor-governments-bold-innovators/90719/TechGajus/Shutterstock.comKeith Alexander's Unethical Get-Rich-Quick Planhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/keith-alexanders-unethical-get-rich-quick-plan/90233/Lots of government officials have found ways to monetize public service in the private sector, but none more audaciously than the former head of the NSA.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticFri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/08/keith-alexanders-unethical-get-rich-quick-plan/90233/TechDefense Department file photoHead of CDC's Scandal-Plagued Lab Resignshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/head-cdcs-scandal-plagued-lab-resigns/89537/The lab exposed workers to live anthrax and deadly strains of bird fly by improperly transporting them.David Ludwig, The WireThu, 24 Jul 2014 11:10:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/head-cdcs-scandal-plagued-lab-resigns/89537/TechA chart is on display on Capitol Hill during a hearing about hearing about an incident last month at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab. Lauren Victoria Burke/APIRS Chief Clashes With Republicans on Email Delivery, Role of IGhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/irs-chief-clashes-republicans-email-delivery-role-ig/89483/Lawmakers dispute agency’s cooperation in probe of alleged political targeting.Charles S. ClarkWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:20 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/irs-chief-clashes-republicans-email-delivery-role-ig/89483/TechIRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a contentious hearing Wednesday.Associated PressOne Lawmaker’s Crusade to Green the Federal Fleethttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/one-lawmakers-crusade-green-federal-fleet/89117/A New York congressman has been fighting for years to prevent agencies from buying cars that run on regular gasoline.Eric KatzFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:49:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/one-lawmakers-crusade-green-federal-fleet/89117/TechRep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. Carolyn Kaster/APReligious Group Demands NSA Documents in Ethnic-Slur Probehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/religious-group-demands-nsa-documents-ethnic-slur-probe/89063/A new FOIA request is just the latest fallout of the Snowden leaks.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 18 Jul 2014 13:24:35 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/religious-group-demands-nsa-documents-ethnic-slur-probe/89063/TechThe National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, UtahRick Bowmer/AP File PhotoSnowden: NSA Employees Are Passing Around Nude Photoshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/snowden-nsa-employees-are-passing-around-nude-photos/88954/“Regardless of what happens, if I end up in chains in Guantanamo, I can live with that,” the 31-year-old former NSA contractor said.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 17 Jul 2014 14:43:10 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/snowden-nsa-employees-are-passing-around-nude-photos/88954/TechJ. Scott Applewhite/APArchives Reminds IRS that Instant Messages Must be Retainedhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/archives-reminds-irs-instant-messages-must-be-retained/88519/House Republicans scold commissioner for late disclosure of Lerner documents.Charles S. ClarkFri, 11 Jul 2014 14:42:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/archives-reminds-irs-instant-messages-must-be-retained/88519/Tech Rena Schild/Shutterstock.comHow 3D Printing Could Save the Postal Service http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/how-3d-printing-could-save-postal-service/88153/USPS could harness young technology into new business opportunities.Eric KatzTue, 08 Jul 2014 15:53:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/how-3d-printing-could-save-postal-service/88153/TechEvan Agostini/APRussia Says U.S. Secret Service Arrest of a Russian Hacker Was a 'Kidnapping'http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/russia-says-us-secret-service-arrest-russian-hacker-was-kidnapping/88096/DHS arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev for hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems in order to steal credit card information.Polly Mosendz, The WireTue, 08 Jul 2014 10:25:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/russia-says-us-secret-service-arrest-russian-hacker-was-kidnapping/88096/TechMaxim Zmeyev/APCommerce, Prisons Bureau at High Risk for Losing Emailhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/commerce-prisons-bureau-high-risk-losing-email/87859/The National Archives scores agencies on compliance with records preservation laws.Charles S. ClarkThu, 03 Jul 2014 13:47:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/07/commerce-prisons-bureau-high-risk-losing-email/87859/TechThe Commerce Department is housed in DC's Herbert C. Hoover Building.Flickr user ncindcNeed to Know Memo: Three Keys to a Winning Apphttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/need-know-memo-three-keys-winning-app/87574/Agencies are learning that in the mobile world, it's all about engaging experiences.Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:01:19 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/need-know-memo-three-keys-winning-app/87574/TechRobert Kneschke/Shutterstock.comNeed to Know Memo: Finding Savings in the Cloudhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/need-know-memo-finding-savings-cloud/87568/Agencies see myriad benefits in shifting work to the Internet.Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:40:09 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/need-know-memo-finding-savings-cloud/87568/Techsommthink/Shutterstock.comCIA Sued for Failing to Disclose Senate Torture-Probe Recordshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/cia-sued-failing-disclose-senate-torture-probe-records/87172/Lawsuit comes as the administration is close to declassifying a Senate report on the agency’s one-time interrogation techniques.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 24 Jun 2014 17:28:41 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/06/cia-sued-failing-disclose-senate-torture-probe-records/87172/Tech