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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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Amazon launches gov-only cloud

August 17, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Amazon Web Services is launching a new government-only cloud storage service that will require employees to be American citizens, the company announced Tuesday. That restriction will open up the cloud provider's services to more sensitive data from agencies that must comply with strict data-handling regulations such as the International Traffic ...

Agriculture pulls all GIS maps into a single portal

August 17, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new Web portal being put together by the Agriculture Department aims to reduce duplication in the agency's mapping work and make high-quality maps more accessible to the public. More than half the department's 29 divisions are involved in geospatial work, Geospatial Information Officer Stephen Lowe said, either mashing satellite ...

From Nextgov: Agriculture pulls all GIS maps into a single portal

August 17, 2011 A new Web portal being put together by the Agriculture Department aims to reduce duplication in the agency's mapping work and make high-quality maps more accessible to the public. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Agencies should look at cost and usability before cutting websites, CIO says

August 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government officials charged with rationalizing their agencies' Web presence should consider potential cost savings from cutting or consolidating seldom visited websites and aim for a sleeker online footprint that better serves the public, according to guidance released Tuesday. Federal agencies have historically set a low bar for what warrants a ...

Kundra Unplugged

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nation's first chief information officer was deeply frustrated when the Obama Administration's Cash for Clunkers program proved so popular it crashed the online system built to support it. He also traces his preoccupation with the idea of government being able to run virtually in an emergency -- without a ...

Energy shutters first website in governmentwide campaign

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department might win the prize for the first agency to actually shut down a website in connection with the governmentwide campaign to bring order to the federal online footprint. An Energy official told Nextgov on Thursday that the department had shut down Energyempowers.gov, a sort of online energy ...

From Nextgov: Energy shutters first website in governmentwide campaign

August 15, 2011 The Energy Department might win the prize for the first agency to actually shut down a website in connection with the governmentwide campaign to bring order to the federal online footprint. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

First federal CIO launched far-reaching changes, experts say

August 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vivek Kundra, who leaves his post today as the nation's first chief information officer, deserves credit for pushing a grand and comprehensive vision for using information technology more efficiently, for making government more transparent, and for beginning the process of moving a large share of federal computing to the cloud, ...

From Nextgov: First federal CIO launched far-reaching changes, experts say

August 12, 2011 Vivek Kundra, who leaves his post today as the nation's first chief information officer, deserves credit for pushing a grand and comprehensive vision for using information technology more efficiently, for making government more transparent, and for beginning the process of moving a large share of federal computing to the cloud, ...

Big Gov Intrusion in the Meditation App Market?

August 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the surreptitious public option department, the Defense Department's National Center for Telehealth and Technology seems to have pushed its way into an apparently booming market for meditation-focused smartphone apps. A Wednesday New York Times story on the growing meditation app market was the site's most emailed story Thursday morning. ...