Government Executive - Techhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/Updates on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:33:58 -0500Nonprofits Offer Help with Agency Records Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nonprofits-offer-help-agency-records-management/103800/National Archives welcomes input on preservation of electronic communications.Charles S. ClarkTue, 27 Jan 2015 08:33:58 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nonprofits-offer-help-agency-records-management/103800/TechGrisha Bruev/Shutterstock.comYouTube's GloZell Asks Obama About the Castros, Who Put the 'D— in Dictatorship'http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/youtubes-glozell-asks-obama-about-castros-who-put-d-dictatorship/103575/This is White House communications strategy in the 21st century.Brian Resnick, National JournalFri, 23 Jan 2015 11:21:03 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/youtubes-glozell-asks-obama-about-castros-who-put-d-dictatorship/103575/TechWhite House via YouTubeNASA and Microsoft Have Partnered to Make Remote Work Possible on Marshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-and-microsoft-have-partnered-make-remote-work-possible-mars/103494/The world's foremost space agency and one of the world's largest companies are joining forces to finally put a man on Mars.Adam Epstein, QuartzThu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-and-microsoft-have-partnered-make-remote-work-possible-mars/103494/TechNASASnowden: France’s 'Intrusive' Surveillance Laws Failed to Stop Paris Attackshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/snowden-frances-intrusive-surveillance-laws-failed-stop-paris-attacks/103455/The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data,” the fugitive leaker said.Dustin Volz, National JournalWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/snowden-frances-intrusive-surveillance-laws-failed-stop-paris-attacks/103455/TechA sign supporting Edward Snowden sits on a bridge in Berlin.Bocman1973/Shutterstock.comObama Promises to Release New Report on NSA Spying in State of the Unionhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/obama-promises-release-new-report-nsa-spying-state-union/103311/Report will look at how the government is balancing security with privacy concerns.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 20 Jan 2015 21:45:27 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/obama-promises-release-new-report-nsa-spying-state-union/103311/TechNSA's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah. Rick Bowmer/AP file photoBoehner: Surveillance Law Thwarted Capitol Bomb Plothttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/boehner-surveillance-law-thwarted-capitol-bomb-plot/103080/Key provisions of the post-9/11 Patriot Act are set to expire in June.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 16 Jan 2015 10:31:54 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/boehner-surveillance-law-thwarted-capitol-bomb-plot/103080/Tech"We would have never known about this had it not been for the FISA program and our ability to collect information on people who pose an imminent threat," Boehner said Thursday. Lauren Victoria Burke/APCIA Review Board Clears Spy Agency of Wrongdoing in Senate Hackhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/cia-review-board-clears-spy-agency-wrongdoing-senate-hack/102963/The new report contradicts earlier statements from the agency.Dustin Volz and Lauren Fox, National JournalThu, 15 Jan 2015 10:54:59 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/cia-review-board-clears-spy-agency-wrongdoing-senate-hack/102963/TechCIA Director Brennan knew of the agency's access of the dedicated, walled-off network but he and his agents did not act beyond the bounds of an agreement formed between the agency and the Senate, review finds. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APNASA Just Sent Its Astronauts Some Weird Stuffhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-just-sent-its-astronauts-some-weird-stuff/102837/Flatworms, Salmonella, mustard and IMAX cameras—what, exactly, is the space agency doing?Mike Murphy, QuartzWed, 14 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-just-sent-its-astronauts-some-weird-stuff/102837/TechNASAEdward Snowden is Happy With Life in Russiahttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/edward-snowden-happy-life-russia-nsa-leaks/102513/The fugitive leaker warns that the U.S. is ill-equipped to stop foreign cyberattacks—and opens up about how much he likes living under asylum in Russia.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 08 Jan 2015 17:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/edward-snowden-happy-life-russia-nsa-leaks/102513/TechEdward Snowden appears in the trailer for the film Citizenfour.Praxis Films via YouTubeNASA Scientists Just Discovered the Most Earth-like Planet Everhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-scientists-just-discovered-most-earth-planet-ever/102417/Kepler 438b is believed to be 12% larger than Earth and lies within its sun’s "just right" zone.Adam Epstein, QuartzWed, 07 Jan 2015 15:37:53 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/nasa-scientists-just-discovered-most-earth-planet-ever/102417/TechAn artist's rendering of Kepler 186f, one of 1,000 Earth-like planets the Kepler spacecraft has uncovered. NASAHow a DHS Document Dump Imperiled U.S. Securityhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/how-dhs-document-dump-imperiled-us-security/102129/Homeland Security inadvertently released more than 800 pages of information about how to hack energy infrastructure.Patrick Tucker, Defense OneFri, 02 Jan 2015 11:53:35 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2015/01/how-dhs-document-dump-imperiled-us-security/102129/TechHomeland Security inadvertently released more than 800 pages of information about how to hack energy infrastructure.xuanhuongho/Shutterstock.comHow Will the U.S. Punish North Korea?http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/how-will-us-punish-north-korea/101901/The U.S. has little economic leverage over North Korea without the help of Russia and China, but their support may be difficult to secure.Kaveh Waddell, National JournalTue, 23 Dec 2014 10:24:56 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/how-will-us-punish-north-korea/101901/TechThe Victorious War Museum is a Pyongyang museum. Attila JANDI / Shutterstock.comNorth Korea Is Experiencing a Full Internet Blackouthttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/north-korea-experiencing-full-internet-blackout/101862/Is this what a “proportional response” to the Sony hack looks like?Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 22 Dec 2014 16:10:13 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/north-korea-experiencing-full-internet-blackout/101862/TechNorth Korean soldiers march at the military parade in 2013 in Pyongyang.Astrelok / Shutterstock.com file photoFCC Acts to Help Online Video Compete With Cablehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/fcc-acts-help-online-video-compete-cable/101805/The commission's plan to redefine TV would make it easier for online sites to offer popular channels.Brendan Sasso, National JournalMon, 22 Dec 2014 10:43:26 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/fcc-acts-help-online-video-compete-cable/101805/Tech190166075 / Shutterstock.com'The Interview' Is Not the First Time Hollywood Has Killed a World Leader in a Moviehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/interview-not-first-time-hollywood-has-killed-world-leader-movie-north-korea-franco-rogen/101682/It's also not the first time that Hollywood has caved to world pressure.Sonali Kohli, QuartzFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/interview-not-first-time-hollywood-has-killed-world-leader-movie-north-korea-franco-rogen/101682/TechDan Steinberg/Invision/APHouse Lawmakers Renew Efforts to Limit NSA 'Backdoor' Spyinghttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/house-lawmakers-reintroduce-bill-limit-nsa-backdoor-spying/100545/Measure passed the House earlier this year with major bipartisan support, but was cut out of ongoing funding negotiations.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 05 Dec 2014 12:01:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/house-lawmakers-reintroduce-bill-limit-nsa-backdoor-spying/100545/TechDemocratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren is spearheading the efforts. Carolyn Kaster/AP file photoObama Signs Modernized Federal Records Acthttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/obama-signs-modernized-federal-records-act/100112/First update for digital age addresses electronic documents.Charles S. ClarkMon, 01 Dec 2014 12:28:01 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/12/obama-signs-modernized-federal-records-act/100112/TechMaksim Kabakou / Shutterstock.comNearly Half a Million People Enrolled in Obamacare Coverage in the First Weekhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/nearly-half-million-people-enrolled-obamacare-coverage-first-week/100049/The number is a vast improvement over last year's launch.Sophie Novack, National JournalWed, 26 Nov 2014 15:24:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/nearly-half-million-people-enrolled-obamacare-coverage-first-week/100049/TechHHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said enrollment is off to a solid start. J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoThe Government Just Found the Funds to Give Firefighters High-Speed Internet Everywherehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/government-just-found-funds-give-firefighters-high-speed-internet-everywhere/99431/The nationwide data network recommended by the 9/11 Commission will help responders talk to each other.Brendan Sasso, National JournalWed, 19 Nov 2014 10:28:15 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/government-just-found-funds-give-firefighters-high-speed-internet-everywhere/99431/Techbikeriderlondon / Shutterstock.comA Little Ship Just Saved the International Space Stationhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/little-ship-just-saved-international-space-station/98441/Meet the Georges Lemaître, which helped the orbiting laboratory—currently home to six humans—to avoid a potentially disastrous collision with space junk.Megan Garber, The AtlanticFri, 07 Nov 2014 11:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/11/little-ship-just-saved-international-space-station/98441/TechThe ISS, with the European automated transfer vehicle Georges Lemaître docked, in October 2014.NASA/ESAPuzzling Fact: Trade Envoys May Not Text Foreign Counterpartshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/puzzling-fact-trade-envoys-may-not-text-foreign-counterparts/97823/Federal Records Act requires archiving except for transitory messages.Charles S. ClarkThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:48:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/puzzling-fact-trade-envoys-may-not-text-foreign-counterparts/97823/TechTATSIANAMA / Shutterstock.comTornado Swarms Are Now Upon Ushttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/tornado-swarms-are-now-upon-us/96680/Twisters are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say NOAA scientists.John Metcalfe, CityLabThu, 16 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/tornado-swarms-are-now-upon-us/96680/TechWeatherstorm.net via YouTubeSnowden's Closest Confidant Reveals What It Was Like Spilling the NSA's Secretshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/snowdens-closest-confidant-reveals-what-it-was-spilling-nsas-secrets/96464/“We knew we were going to piss off the most powerful people in the world," Laura Poitras told National Journal.Dustin Volz, National JournalTue, 14 Oct 2014 17:26:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/snowdens-closest-confidant-reveals-what-it-was-spilling-nsas-secrets/96464/TechLaura PoitrasCharles Sykes/Invision/APEdward Snowden: Supreme Court Will Strike Down NSA Spying Programshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/edward-snowden-supreme-court-will-strike-down-nsa-spying-programs/96359/The former NSA contractor also warned that Apple and Google’s new privacy protections on their mobile devices are not impenetrable.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 13 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/edward-snowden-supreme-court-will-strike-down-nsa-spying-programs/96359/TechRena Schild / Shutterstock.comThe Simple Solution to Hiring Tech-Savvy Talent That Agencies Might be Overlookinghttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/simple-solution-hiring-tech-savvy-talent-agencies-might-be-overlooking/96323/OPM says agencies could be underutilizing authority to boost pay for highly-qualified STEM workersEric KatzFri, 10 Oct 2014 17:07:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/10/simple-solution-hiring-tech-savvy-talent-agencies-might-be-overlooking/96323/TechNASA engineers run tests in August to learn how loud the Space Launch System vehicle will be during liftoff.David Olive/NASA/MSFC