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Joseph Marks

Staff Correspondent Joseph Marks covers government technology issues, social media, Gov 2.0 and global Internet freedom for Nextgov. He previously reported on federal litigation and legal policy for Law360 and on local, state and regional issues for two Midwestern newspapers. He also interned for Congressional Quarterly’s Homeland Security section and the Associated Press’s Jerusalem Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown.
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Introducing the Cybertini

August 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's something unfortunate but inevitable about the American tendency to mark technological innovations with new alcoholic drinks. And that's not just because they tend to include unhealthy portions of crème de menthe. So we can't help greeting the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research and Technology Park's introduction of the ...

More citizens want to find agencies on mobile apps than on social media, survey finds

August 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow About 3 percent of Americans have used a federal mobile app in the past year, according to a survey released Monday, and 18 percent say they'd like to. That beats 13 percent of Americans who say they want to correspond with the government through text messages and 11 percent who'd ...

Chief Changes

August 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When President Obama named then-District of Columbia Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra to be the nation's first chief information officer in 2009, he cited Kundra's "depth of experience in the technology arena" and said the new CIO would "work to ensure that we are using the spirit of American innovation ...

New Performance.gov website faces performance problems of its own

August 26, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Performance.gov website, launched Thursday as a central repository for information about federal agencies' spending, hiring and cost-cutting initiatives, soon will be the main home for all federal performance websites, a White House official told Nextgov. In accordance with a governmentwide campaign to rationalize the federal Web presence, Performance.gov will ...

New Performance.gov website faces performance problems of its own

August 26, 2011 The Performance.gov website, launched Thursday as a central repository for information about federal agencies' spending, hiring and cost-cutting initiatives, soon will be the main home for all federal performance websites, a White House official told Nextgov. In accordance with a governmentwide campaign to rationalize the federal Web presence, Performance.gov will ...

Spy Agency Seeks Data Miners

August 24, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's office is launching a new research program to root out trends in public data on news websites, blogs and social media to predict events like revolutions, humanitarian crises, economic collapses and disease outbreaks. The DNI's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity office is soliciting research ...

Security advances and budgetary pressures draw agencies to cloud

August 24, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government's transition to cloud computing is likely to be spurred as much by private sector security advances and budgetary pressure as it is by Office of Management and Budget dictates, government information technology leaders said Wednesday. Amazon's Aug. 16 launch of a government-only cloud could mark a major turning ...

Security advances and budgetary pressures draw agencies to cloud

August 24, 2011 The government's transition to cloud computing is likely to be spurred as much by private sector security advances and budgetary pressure as it is by Office of Management and Budget dictates, government information technology leaders said Wednesday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Chief Changes

August 24, 2011 When President Obama named then-District of Columbia Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra to be the nation's first chief information officer in 2009, he cited Kundra's "depth of experience in the technology arena" and said the new CIO would "work to ensure that we are using the spirit of American innovation ...

Tech Innovation Doesn't Mean Jobs, Greenspan Warns

August 23, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Technological innovation, by its very nature, is about reducing jobs, not creating them, former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan warned an audience of federal information technology executives and contractors, Tuesday morning. That's not to say new technology can't contribute to economic growth, which will, in turn, raise employment, Greenspan ...