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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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Dot-gov reforms clash with transparency objectives

March 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among the several thousand federal websites likely to be shuttered as part of the government's massive dot-gov reform plan, count this one: XML.gov. Extensible Markup Language, or XML, is an extremely simple Web document language that is especially responsive to search queries and easy for other computer programs to read....

Open Government vs. Open Data

March 1, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new research paper by Harlan Yu and David Robinson does an excellent job of tracing the history of the open government and open data movements and the way the two have been conflated, especially since the beginning of the Obama administration. The authors do a good job of explaining...

Upward Bound

March 1, 2012 Cloud computing has the power to break down office walls by allowing teleworkers to be just as productive as their office-bound peers, advocates say. Others predict it will break the tyranny of the email inbox, replacing it with more collaborative communications and tear down procurement barriers that have kept federal...

GSA bans agencies from sending electronics to landfills

March 1, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Karen Tam/AP A General Services Administration bulletin released Thursday bans federal agencies from disposing of used electronics in landfills or incinerators. The bulletin also directs agencies to send electronics that are no longer functioning to third-party recyclers, which should increase business for the e-waste industry, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson said...

Tech Roundup

March 1, 2012 Taking The Lead The Homeland Security Department is taking over a heralded Pentagon project that shared classified intelligence with select military contractors and their communications providers. The new arrangement puts DHS, the civilian agency responsible for facilitating the protection of private critical infrastructure, in charge of communicating with private Internet...

A Crowdsourced Tribute to Syria's Victims

February 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Once conflict reporting became a crowdsourced affair, perhaps it was inevitable that tributes to those conflicts' victims would be managed by the masses as well. The folks over at the Voice of America's Middle East Voices site recently launched a Faces of the Fallen page where people inside Syria can...

Cloud computing may disrupt your workplace -- in a good way

February 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cloud computing has the power to break down office walls by allowing teleworkers to be just as productive as their office-bound peers, advocates say. Others predict it will break the tyranny of the email inbox, replacing it with more collaborative communications and tear down procurement barriers that have kept federal...

Government geoplatform to launch by October

February 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and began gushing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, mapping divisions at the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other agencies all had a stake in providing timely, accurate information. Each division was building those maps inside its...

Setting Data Free

February 29, 2012 The government launched its massive data set trove Data.gov in 2009 with a clear mission: to put information the government was gathering anyway into the hands of private sector and nonprofit Web and mobile app developers. Once that data was out, the White House imagined, developers would set about turning...

OMB to Combine Mobile Roadmap and Web Reform Strategies

February 28, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal information technology leaders plan to combine two major policy documents due out soon into one -- the federal mobility strategy and a plan to consolidate and reform federal websites. "The CIO and his team are currently developing a strategy for creating a 21st century digital government that will address...

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