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Joseph Marks

Senior Correspondent Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.
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A very NORAD Christmas

January 3, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the "can't believe we missed it" department, the NORAD Tracks Santa app has evidently been removed from the iTunes app store until Santa begins his journey again next year. According to its description on an index page for government-built mobile applications, the North American Aerospace Defense Command-designed app includes...

VanRoekel hits the speaking circuit

January 3, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a taciturn first few months as federal chief information officer, Steven VanRoekel appears to be warming to the public stage with two speeches scheduled in just three days next week. The CIO is slated to speak Wednesday at a government technology panel connected with the Consumer Electronics Association's CES...

GSA cloud email running smoothly at half-year mark

January 3, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated. Six months after starting the mammoth task of moving the 17,000-employee General Services Administration to a cloud-based email system, Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman's strongest takeaway is about pacing. The government management agency's phased migration to the new Google Apps for Government email system --...

Feds aim to serve citizens better by revamping Dot-Gov

January 3, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Around the time he took office as the nation's 28th president in 1913, Woodrow Wilson wrote that "government ought to be all outside and no inside." That simple binary made sense 99 years ago. At the time, the results of government studies, executive orders and meeting notes were either available...

Dot-Gov Reform

January 1, 2012 Cutting the number of websites is just the first step. Around the time he took office as the nation's 28th president in 1913, Woodrow Wilson wrote that "government ought to be all outside and no inside." That simple binary made sense 99 years ago. At the time, the results of...

Federal CIOs and Governments That Listen

December 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Gartner analyst Andrea Di Maio has put together a list of his personal top 10 Gov 2.0 advances for 2011. This is Di Maio's third annual list and, for people who spend most of their time focused on U.S. government information technology and social media, it's a great primer on...

Open government: A new window on the world

December 23, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One irony of the digital revolution is that it has made the once relatively simple concept of government transparency significantly more opaque. In the old days of paper, transparency generally meant two things: meetings and documents. The game was about what public officials would show you and what they wouldn't...

Open government: A new window on the world

December 23, 2011 One irony of the digital revolution is that it has made the once relatively simple concept of government transparency significantly more opaque. In the old days of paper, transparency generally meant two things: meetings and documents. The game was about what public officials would show you and what they wouldn't...

Petition Aims to Digitize U.S. History

December 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Center for American Progress think tank and the transparency group Public.Resources.Org want to turn the vast holdings of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Government Printing Office and other government agencies into the core of a national digital public library. "We are not necessarily suggesting that the...

Federal CIO announces new data center consolidation baseline

December 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated. The White House plans to close 40 percent of roughly 3,100 federal data centers by 2015,according to a new blog post by federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. That amounts to shuttering about 1,200 centers. The government expects to save $5 billion overall through the...

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