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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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Watchdog outlines IT best practices

November 22, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A government watchdog on Monday identified nine best practices that help information technology projects stay on budget and on time, including sufficient upfront funding, strong communication between the contractors building the system and the federal employees who will operate it, and genuine involvement from senior agency leaders. Keeping the same...

GAO outlines IT best practices for federal agencies

November 22, 2011 A government watchdog on Monday identified nine best practices that help information technology projects stay on budget and on time, including sufficient upfront funding, strong communication between the contractors building the system and the federal employees who will operate it, and genuine involvement from senior agency leaders. Read the whole...

Google Plus Publishes Guide for Pols

November 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Correction: This article has been corrected to better reflect the origin of a Google Plus page supporting President Obama's reelection campaign. Google has posted a guide for politicians using its developing social networking site Google Plus. The post effectively describes how politicians can morph Google Plus networking features into campaign...

White House inaction stalls FOIA recommendations

November 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Recommendations for improving how agencies handle governmentwide Freedom of Information Act requests have been awaiting approval at the Office of Management and Budget for more than nine months, the director of the office that wrote the recommendations told Nextgov. The Office of Government Information Services is tasked with mediating disputes...

White House inaction stalls FOIA recommendations

November 21, 2011 Recommendations for improving how agencies handle governmentwide Freedom of Information Act requests have been awaiting approval at the Office of Management and Budget for more than nine months, the director of the office that wrote the recommendations told Nextgov. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Blacks, Hispanics Follow More Public Figures on Social Media

November 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Connecting with politicians, celebrities and athletes is a low priority for most social media users, but it's significantly more common among black and Hispanic users than among whites, according to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Twitter users are also more likely to say following...

E-gov cuts could endanger digital transparency initiatives, groups say

November 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two transparency groups urged senators Wednesday not to combine the e-government fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund, both of which pay for government transparency initiatives. The letter from OMB Watch and the Sunlight Foundation follows a similar White House request in a Statement of Administration Policy sent to the...

USAJobs relaunch was 'living hell,' OPM official says

November 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The first week after the Office of Personnel Management's extremely buggy launch of USAJobs 3.0, the newly insourced federal jobs board, was "living hell," the agency's chief information officer said Wednesday. "No one could have ever expected to have the volume of people hit the site that we had," CIO...

Whipcast App: Promotion, not Transparency

November 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lest the meaning of the word collapse entirely, it's worth reminding some politicians that it's not really transparency if it doesn't hurt...even just a little bit. The new Whipcast app launched by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Friday purports to be "part of the House Republicans' commitment to transparency."...

Reforming government websites with app developers in mind

November 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Among the most important developments in the relaunched FCC.gov website is its use of open source application programming interfaces, the Federal Communications Commission's new media specialist Gray Brooks said recently. APIs are essentially buckets of information that can be easily accessed and read by other computers. A large portion of...

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