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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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New federal CIO named; no major strategy changes anticipated

August 4, 2011 This story has been updated. Incoming federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel's goal in office will be to consolidate and carry through on programs developed by his predecessor rather than to launch major new initiatives, the former Microsoft executive and Federal Communications Commission managing director said Thursday. The White House ...

Justice Announces Largest Ever Online Child Porn Arrest

August 3, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Justice Department charged 72 people Wednesday for posting images to an online child pornography board, the largest slate of arrests in an online child pornography case in U.S. history. The message board, called Dreamboard, focused on graphic and often violent images of child sexual abuse, usually involving girls under ...

USAID to stand up new Geospatial Data Center

August 3, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new geospatial data center at the U.S. Agency for International Development aims to mash together satellite imagery and on-the-ground surveys and reports to cut down on field-based work and give the agency a better sense of where development dollars can do the most good. Agency officials are in the ...

From Nextgov: USAID to stand up new Geospatial Intelligence Center

August 3, 2011 A new Geospatial Intelligence Center at the U.S. Agency for International Development aims to mash together satellite imagery and on-the-ground surveys and reports to cut down on field-based work and give the agency a better sense of where development dollars can do the most good. Read the whole story at ...

Managers doubtful about meeting data center consolidation goal

August 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Only 10 percent of federal information technology managers think the government will be able to reach its goal of shutting down roughly one-third of its nearly 2,100 data centers over the next four years, according to a recent survey. Nearly one-quarter of those officials think there will be more data ...

From Nextgov: Managers doubtful about meeting data center consolidation goal

August 2, 2011 Only 10 percent of federal information technology managers think the government will be able to reach its goal of shutting down roughly one-third of its nearly 2,100 data centers over the next four years, according to a recent survey. Read the full story on Nextgov.

White House Credits Twitter for Debt Ceiling Deal

August 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the lost perspectives department, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer confirmed to New York Times reporter Brain Stelter late Sunday that the White House believes the Tweeting public helped push Congress toward a debt ceiling agreement. The conversation, which also occurred via Twitter, was first reported by Mashable.com The ...

Government IT may fare well under debt ceiling deal

August 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The deal struck between the Obama White House and congressional leaders to immediately raise the limit on federal borrowing in exchange for $2.5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years is unlikely to mean a major scaling down of federal information technology initiatives, experts told Nextgov on Monday. That's because ...

From Nextgov: Government IT may fare well under debt ceiling deal

August 1, 2011 The deal struck between the Obama White House and congressional leaders to immediately raise the limit on federal borrowing in exchange for $2.5 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years is unlikely to mean a major scaling down of federal information technology initiatives, experts told Nextgov on Monday. Read the ...

Chief Changes

August 1, 2011 Vivek Kundra led bold tech reforms, but his legacy is more about management than machines. 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 ...