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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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White House to petitioners: We ARE listening

March 26, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration takes petitions posted to its We the People website seriously and during weekly meetings discusses responses to those that cross the 25,000-signature threshold, officials said in a response and video posted Thursday. The White House launched We the People in September, touting it as a one-stop shop...

Experts Split on the Future of Web Vs. Apps

March 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow About two-thirds of information technology experts expect the wide open, search-driven Internet to be stronger than ever in 2020, according to a survey released Friday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. About one-third of the 1,021 experts surveyed by researchers from Pew and the North Carolina-based Elon University...

Malicious code in the IT supply chain threatens federal operations

March 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies that deal with national security data and programs must do more to secure their information technology supply chains, a government watchdog said Friday. Federal agencies aren't required to track "the extent to which their telecommunications networks contain foreign-developed equipment, software or services," the Government Accountability Office report said, and...

Feds Crowdsource Ideas to Reduce Technology Hurdles for the Disabled

March 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal officials launched an IdeaScale page Monday to crowdsource ideas for reducing the technological barriers disabled Americans encounter when they interact with the federal government as employees or citizens seeking information or services. The page will collect suggestions through April 9. The crowdsourcing initiative follows a series of more formal...

Recycle government gadgets with greater care, GAO says

March 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies could do more to ensure their castoff computers and other electronics don't end up in landfills, according to a watchdog report released Monday. The U.S. government is the largest global purchaser of information technology and disposes of about 10,000 computers weekly, according to estimates from the Environmental Protection...

Government's Role in Innovation

March 16, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An event that seemed to promise a fight over government's proper role in innovation Thursday evening turned surprisingly conciliatory instead. Vijay Vaitheeswaran, an editor at The Economist and author of the new book Need, Speed, and Greed, about the postindustrial economy, threw the hardest blow. "The history of government involvement...

Wanted: A brand-agnostic strategy for mobile devices

March 15, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government data should be open, written in a common computer language and available through any electronic device, federal Deputy Chief Information Officer Lisa Schlosser said Thursday. That's the advice Schlosser's office has heard from technologists in government, the private sector and academia, she said, as it prepares to launch a...

Tackling government innovation through a new funding model

March 14, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's no shortage of ideas for ways to better leverage technology to improve health and education in the developing world and there's no shortage of people interested in putting those ideas into practice, the chief innovation officer for the United States Agency for International Development said Wednesday. The problem, Maura...

So Who Actually Used Megaupload? Feds and Senate Staff, Founder Says.

March 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among the Megaupload users who lost access to their data when the Justice Department shut the file sharing site down in January were some Justice employees and U.S. Senate staffers, the site's founder Kim Dotcom told the blog Torrentfreak in a Monday post. Justice officials seized the file sharing site,...

Cloud will change intelligence community's business model

March 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cloud computing has the power to not only change the way the federal intelligence community manages information technology, but also to fundamentally change agencies' business models, according to a report released Tuesday. That change will be effective, however, only if intelligence agencies are prepared to modify their own organizational cultures...

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