Government Executive - Tech on federal IT management, in partnership with Nextgov.comen-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400FCC Unanimously Strikes Down NFL Blackout Rule calls the ruling a "victory for fans."Ross GianfortuneTue, 30 Sep 2014 12:34:55 -0400 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 Accounts 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 -0400 OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.Eric KatzWed, 17 Sep 2014 10:06:46 -0400 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 Stamp 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 -0400 Semansky/AP file photoHere's What Congress Tweeted While Obama Was Asking for Their Support Against ISIL 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 -0400 Anthony Correia/Shutterstock.comISIL Is Now Threatening to Assassinate Twitter Employees 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 -0400 CommonsState Department Steps Up Trolling Against ISIL With Violent Mock Video 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 -0400 of the Islamic State rally in Mosul in June.APClinton: America Can Be Clean-Energy 'Superpower' 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 -0400 Locher/APEven Supreme Court Justices Cite 'Internet Facts' (Just Like the Rest of Us) new study finds that Supreme Court justices often cite briefs whose facts come from dubious sources.Russell BermanWed, 03 Sep 2014 10:07:07 -0400 Bourdages/Shutterstock.comUber’s War on Lyft Could Prompt Federal Investigation 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 -0400 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?' logarithmic magnitude scale is confusing to many, but it's here to stay.Adrienne LaFrance, The AtlanticTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Northridge, Calif., bridge collapsed after a 1994 earthquake.spirit of america/ file photoScientists Go Beyond Science to Explain Their Climate Terror site hosts handwritten letters from scientists expressing their fears about climate change.Jason Plautz, National JournalTue, 26 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0400 Burdin/Shutterstock.comHomeland Security Science Chief Wants to Know What You Think His Goals Should Be Brothers launches collaborative online channel for feedback on long-term strategies.Charles S. ClarkMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:40:09 -0400 responders are among those invited to submit ideas. TFoxFoto / Shutterstock.comMonkeys Can't Get a Copyright 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 -0400 via a Macaca NigraVideo: Innovation in Government is Not Going to Come From a Guy in a Suit new US Digital Service will fix up government websites.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 21 Aug 2014 16:19:57 -0400 House via YouTubeMcConnell Promises Spending Standoff Over Obama’s Green Agenda 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 -0400 Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock.comThe White House Must Now Respond to This Petition About Michael Brown’s Death petition tallied more than 100,000 signatures Tuesday, a benchmark that requires a response.Marina Koren, National JournalWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:53:08 -0400 Cam/Shutterstock.comConsumer Bureau's Complaint Site Draws a Complaint of Its Own Services Roundtable launches campaign against 'one-sided' website.Charles S. ClarkMon, 18 Aug 2014 16:26:39 -0400 user Adam FagenEdward Snowden Is Worried People Will Forget About Edward Snowden 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 -0400 user Steve RhodesThe Most and Least Sustainable Agencies in Government chart shows which agencies are going green.Eric KatzFri, 08 Aug 2014 13:20:58 -0400 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 Innovators 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 -0400 Alexander's Unethical Get-Rich-Quick Plan 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 -0400 Department file photoHead of CDC's Scandal-Plagued Lab Resigns 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 -0400 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 IG dispute agency’s cooperation in probe of alleged political targeting.Charles S. ClarkWed, 23 Jul 2014 16:42:20 -0400 Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a contentious hearing Wednesday.Associated PressOne Lawmaker’s Crusade to Green the Federal Fleet 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 -0400 Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. Carolyn Kaster/AP