Government Executive - Technologyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/Updates on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:21 -0400It's Getting Easier to Find Records of Meetings Between Feds and Lobbyists http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/its-getting-easier-find-records-meetings-between-feds-and-lobbyists/82636/Transparency group praises reformatted database.Charles S. ClarkWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/its-getting-easier-find-records-meetings-between-feds-and-lobbyists/82636/TechnologyPeshkova/Shutterstock.comHHS Secretary to be Replaced by OMB Chiefhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/hhs-secretary-be-replaced-omb-chief/82357/Kathleen Sebelius to resign in wake of failed Healthcare.gov launch.Sam Baker, National JournalThu, 10 Apr 2014 21:24:05 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/hhs-secretary-be-replaced-omb-chief/82357/TechnologyKathleen Sebelius will resign her position.J. Scott Applewhite/APCould Social Media Help Catch Abuse of Disability Benefits?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/could-social-media-help-catch-abuse-disability-benefits/82243/IG calls for pilot program to help uncover Social Security fraud.Charles S. ClarkWed, 09 Apr 2014 17:05:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/could-social-media-help-catch-abuse-disability-benefits/82243/Technology Twin Design/Shutterstock.comDid the USAID Cuban Twitter Debacle 'Taint All USAID Employees as Spies?'http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/did-usaid-cuban-twitter-debacle-taint-all-usaid-employees-spies/82105/Sen. Patrick Leahy asked if that was the case at an appropriations hearing Tuesday.Brian Resnick, National JournalTue, 08 Apr 2014 14:01:01 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/did-usaid-cuban-twitter-debacle-taint-all-usaid-employees-spies/82105/TechnologySen. Patrick Leahy. D-Vt., speaks with USAID's Dr. Rajiv Sha Tuesday.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APConsumer Protection Chief: Efforts to Reach (the Many) People Who Don’t Read the Federal Register Are Workinghttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/consumer-protection-chief-efforts-reach-many-people-who-dont-read-federal-register-are-working/81925/Cordray tells bar association experiment in online public comment will expand.Charles S. ClarkFri, 04 Apr 2014 13:20:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/consumer-protection-chief-efforts-reach-many-people-who-dont-read-federal-register-are-working/81925/TechnologyConsumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray Jacquelyn Martin/APWhite House Doubles Down on Green-Tech Loan Programhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/white-house-doubles-down-green-tech-loan-program/81853/Administration revives basically the same program that financed Solyndra.Ben Geman, National JournalThu, 03 Apr 2014 14:24:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/white-house-doubles-down-green-tech-loan-program/81853/Technology Paul Michael Hughes/Shutterstock.comThe Death of the Presidential Selfie?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/death-presidential-selfie/81802/Obama's selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz was a sham designed by Samsung.Matt Vasilogambros, National JournalWed, 02 Apr 2014 16:47:59 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/death-presidential-selfie/81802/TechnologyBoston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.Carolyn Kaster/APOPM Seeks IT Security Proshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/03/opm-seeks-it-security-pros/80866/The agency says it won’t lay off employees as part of its technology overhaul.Kellie LunneyWed, 19 Mar 2014 15:15:44 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/03/opm-seeks-it-security-pros/80866/Technologywavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.comUN Drone Investigator: U.S. Must Explain Civilian Deathshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/03/un-drone-investigator-us-must-explain-civilian-deaths/80275/States have a duty to protect civilians—and that requires transparency when they're hurt or killed, says report.Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticTue, 11 Mar 2014 11:33:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/03/un-drone-investigator-us-must-explain-civilian-deaths/80275/TechnologyMuhammed Muheisen/APThe White House Has Four Options For NSA Reformhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/white-house-has-four-options-nsa-reform/79438/Choices include having phone companies or another government agency retain private data.Brian Feldman, The WireWed, 26 Feb 2014 12:12:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/white-house-has-four-options-nsa-reform/79438/TechnologyPatrick Semansky/AP File PhotoWhy the CIA Is Still Doing Droneshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/why-cia-still-doing-drones/79327/The White House is supposed to be handing the program over to the Pentagon. Here's why they're dragging their feet.Michael Hirsh, National JournalTue, 25 Feb 2014 09:44:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/why-cia-still-doing-drones/79327/TechnologyKirsty Wigglesworth/AP file photoUncle Sam Is Helping Illegal Pot Producers Destroy California's Water Supplyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/uncle-sam-helping-illegal-pot-producers-destroy-californias-water-supply/78776/The paradoxical status of marijuana in the U.S. means growers enjoy unregulated use of water, and the resulting easy profits have helped attract operations that are increasingly industrial in scale.Gwynn Guilford, QuartzThu, 13 Feb 2014 13:37:18 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/uncle-sam-helping-illegal-pot-producers-destroy-californias-water-supply/78776/TechnologyEric Risberg/AP File PhotoWhere Obamacare Is and Isn't Working and Whyhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/where-obamacare-and-isnt-working-and-why/78035/The single greatest predictor for where the healthcare law's exchanges are successful? Which party controls the state government.Sophie Novack and Stephanie Stamm, National JournalMon, 03 Feb 2014 10:55:01 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/02/where-obamacare-and-isnt-working-and-why/78035/TechnologyJon Elswick/APNavy Official Could Be New NSA Chief http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/navy-official-could-be-new-nsa-chief/77666/News reports say Vice Adm. Mike Rogers, currently head of the Navy's cyber command, is a leading candidate to replace outgoing Gen. Keith Alexander.Sara Morrison, The WireTue, 28 Jan 2014 11:59:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/navy-official-could-be-new-nsa-chief/77666/TechnologyCharles Dharapak/AP File PhotoEric Holder Is Maybe Thinking About Talking to Edward Snowden's Lawyershttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/eric-holder-maybe-thinking-about-talking-edward-snowdens-lawyers/77486/justice chief told MSNBC's Ari Melber he would "engage in conversations."Sara Morrison, The WireFri, 24 Jan 2014 10:24:51 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/eric-holder-maybe-thinking-about-talking-edward-snowdens-lawyers/77486/TechnologyMatt Rourke/APGSA Website Wins Harvard Innovation Awardhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/gsa-website-wins-harvard-innovation-award/77366/Challenge.gov taps the public for solutions to government problems.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/gsa-website-wins-harvard-innovation-award/77366/TechnologySergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comInnovation Fellows Detail Efforts to Improve Agency Operationshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/innovation-fellows-detail-efforts-improve-agency-operations/77114/Projects range from user-centered Web design to a “Google” for procurement price data.Charles S. ClarkFri, 17 Jan 2014 15:27:07 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/innovation-fellows-detail-efforts-improve-agency-operations/77114/TechnologyBrian A Jackson/Shutterstock.comObama Plan Would Limit NSA Phone Sweepshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/obama-plan-would-limit-nsa-phone-sweeps/77072/Under proposal, government would no longer retain phone records.Brendan Sasso, National JournalFri, 17 Jan 2014 08:45:29 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/obama-plan-would-limit-nsa-phone-sweeps/77072/TechnologyThe NSA program has sparked protests across the United States, like those in October in Washington.Rena Schild/Shutterstock.comThe Upside of NSA Reform Is Far Too Small for Obama to Ignore the Downsidehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/upside-nsa-reform-far-too-small-obama-ignore-downside/76988/The politics of fighting terrorism are heavily and incontrovertibly stacked against loosening surveillance systems.Philip Bump, The WireThu, 16 Jan 2014 10:58:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/upside-nsa-reform-far-too-small-obama-ignore-downside/76988/TechnologyCarolyn Kaster/APAnalysis: Does America Owe Foreigners Any Privacy?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/analysis-does-america-owe-foreigners-any-privacy/76787/The case for constraining the NSA, even abroadConor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticTue, 14 Jan 2014 11:13:03 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/analysis-does-america-owe-foreigners-any-privacy/76787/TechnologyFlickr user Ivan McClellan PhotographyAnalysis: Why Edward Snowden is Not a Whistleblowerhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/analysis-why-edward-snowden-not-whistleblower/76613/Snowden has shone a light on the extent to which technology has outstripped our laws and the Patriot Act may have exceeded its usefulness.Allison Stanger, QuartzFri, 10 Jan 2014 11:35:51 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/analysis-why-edward-snowden-not-whistleblower/76613/TechnologyKin Cheung/AP file photoObama Inches Closer to Limiting NSA Powerhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/obama-inches-closer-limiting-nsa-power/76514/The President has spent the week consulting lawmakers and privacy experts.Brian Feldman, The WireThu, 09 Jan 2014 11:15:13 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/01/obama-inches-closer-limiting-nsa-power/76514/TechnologyPablo Martinez Monsivais/AP File PhotoBeyonce Draws Fire for Song Sampling Challenger Disaster Audiohttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/12/beyonce-draws-fire-song-sampling-challenger-disaster-audio/76103/Astronaut families say pop singer's use of NASA transmission from tragedy is inappropriate.Alexander Abad-Santos, The WireTue, 31 Dec 2013 09:44:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/12/beyonce-draws-fire-song-sampling-challenger-disaster-audio/76103/TechnologyRob Hoffman/APIrradiated Turkey, Thermostabilized Yams: Thanksgiving Dinner in Spacehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/11/irradiated-turkey-thermostabilized-yams-thanksgiving-dinner-space/74594/If you're celebrating the holiday outside of Earth, you'll enjoy a bird that "resembles sliced deli meat" and stuffing that has "a broth-heavy, institutional flavor."Megan Garber, The AtlanticWed, 27 Nov 2013 09:56:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/11/irradiated-turkey-thermostabilized-yams-thanksgiving-dinner-space/74594/TechnologyNASA Sandy Aid Website Doesn’t Live Up to Stimulus-Tracking Standards http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/11/sandy-aid-website-doesnt-live-stimulus-tracking-standards/73081/HUD-run database lacks the detail and timeliness of website on economic recovery spending.Charles S. ClarkFri, 01 Nov 2013 13:17:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2013/11/sandy-aid-website-doesnt-live-stimulus-tracking-standards/73081/TechnologyDebris sits in Queens after the storm last year, as a Verizon worker repairs a phone line.Mark Lennihan/AP file photo