Government Executive - Techhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/Updates on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400FCC Unanimously Strikes Down NFL Blackout Rulehttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/fcc-unanimously-strikes-down-nfl-blackout-rule/95438/Commissioner calls the ruling a "victory for fans."Ross GianfortuneTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/fcc-unanimously-strikes-down-nfl-blackout-rule/95438/TechChicago Bear quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass during the team's game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.Charles Rex Arbogast/APReport: The Federal Consumer Watchdog Has Data on Up to 600 Million Credit-Card Accountshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/report-federal-consumer-watchdog-has-data-600-million-credit-card-accounts/94805/The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is designed as a hedge against abusive business practices, but its bulk information collection is under fire.Laura Ryan, National JournalTue, 23 Sep 2014 10:31:03 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/report-federal-consumer-watchdog-has-data-600-million-credit-card-accounts/94805/TechHamik/Shutterstock.comHouse OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/house-oks-bill-mandating-more-firings-misbehaving-federal-employees/94304/Measure would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.Eric KatzWed, 17 Sep 2014 10:06:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/house-oks-bill-mandating-more-firings-misbehaving-federal-employees/94304/TechFeds would need to keep electronic records of work text messages sent from their personal devices. rangizzz/Shutterstock.comDespite Obama’s Pledge to Curb It, NSA Mass Surveillance Wins Rubber Stamphttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/despite-obamas-pledge-curb-it-nsa-mass-surveillance-wins-rubber-stamp/94079/Mass surveillance just earned another 90-day blank check, nine months after President Obama promised to rein in the NSA’s spying powers.Dustin Volz, National JournalMon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/despite-obamas-pledge-curb-it-nsa-mass-surveillance-wins-rubber-stamp/94079/TechPatrick Semansky/AP file photoHere's What Congress Tweeted While Obama Was Asking for Their Support Against ISILhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/heres-what-congress-tweeted-while-obama-was-asking-their-support-against-isil/93800/On Twitter, Congress's reaction during and immediately after the speech was either disparaging, supportive, or completely off-topic.Arit John, The WireThu, 11 Sep 2014 10:05:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/heres-what-congress-tweeted-while-obama-was-asking-their-support-against-isil/93800/Tech Anthony Correia/Shutterstock.comISIL Is Now Threatening to Assassinate Twitter Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/isil-now-threatening-assassinate-twitter-employees/93536/The social media site has been engaged in monitoring and closing down accounts of ISIL fighters.Adam Chandler, The WireTue, 09 Sep 2014 10:13:26 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/isil-now-threatening-assassinate-twitter-employees/93536/TechWikimedia CommonsState Department Steps Up Trolling Against ISIL With Violent Mock Videohttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/state-department-steps-trolling-against-isil-violent-mock-video/93353/The State Department wants would-be ISIL recruits to see exactly how violent the group is — and ask them if that's still something they want to do.Allen McDuffee, The WireMon, 08 Sep 2014 09:36:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/state-department-steps-trolling-against-isil-violent-mock-video/93353/TechSupporters of the Islamic State rally in Mosul in June.APClinton: America Can Be Clean-Energy 'Superpower'http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/clinton-america-can-be-clean-energy-superpower/93251/In speech, former Secretary of State chastised the "false choice debate" between the environment and the economyJason Plautz, National JournalFri, 05 Sep 2014 11:06:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/clinton-america-can-be-clean-energy-superpower/93251/TechJohn Locher/APEven Supreme Court Justices Cite 'Internet Facts' (Just Like the Rest of Us)http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/even-supreme-court-justices-cite-internet-facts-just-rest-us/92978/A new study finds that Supreme Court justices often cite briefs whose facts come from dubious sources.Russell BermanWed, 03 Sep 2014 10:07:07 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/09/even-supreme-court-justices-cite-internet-facts-just-rest-us/92978/TechBrandon Bourdages/Shutterstock.comUber’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/AP