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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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In Afghanistan, diplomacy meets the TV crime drama

September 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow To the long list of public diplomacy efforts the U.S. State Department has launched in Afghanistan, add the TV show "Eagle Four," a "24"-style cop thriller that has proven, in early analyses, to be the most popular of several TV programs financed by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. In addition...

Nearly a quarter of dot-gov domains don't work, analysis finds

September 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An unofficial analysis of the roughly 1,800 top-level federal Web domains shows nearly a quarter of them are now unreachable. That may mean those sites have been shut down or that their content has been consolidated into larger sites in accordance with a White House plan to drastically cut the...

Intel and Amazon Ramp Up Federal Business and Lobbying

September 8, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Intel and Amazon, both of which have recently raised their federal profiles, have also ramped up their lobbying budgets, according to a research firm that tracks lobbyists and their clients. Intel, which recently spun off a new enterprise to focus solely on its federal business, spent nearly $2 million on...

Federal surveyors use smartphone apps to review Missouri River flood damage

September 8, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Army Corps of Engineers teams inspecting flood damage along the Missouri River used to scribble down detailed directions to where they'd found seepage in a certain levee or turbid water bubbling up on the landward side of a dike so damage could be spotted by the next surveying team. Inspectors'...

Federal surveyors use smartphone apps to review Missouri River flood damage

September 8, 2011 Army Corps of Engineers teams inspecting flood damage along the Missouri River used to scribble down detailed directions to where they'd found seepage in a certain levee or turbid water bubbling up on the landward side of a dike so damage could be spotted by the next surveying team. Inspectors'...

SSA survey response shows limits of IT management reforms

September 7, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated to include comments from the Office of Management and Budget The Social Security Administration can't fully modernize its business and accounting information technology systems and processes because of governmentwide limitations beyond its control, the agency wrote in its response to a congressional survey released Tuesday....

Issa blasts federal IT management, releases business systems surveys

September 6, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Congressionally-requested survey of how agencies manage their business and accounting information technology systems reveals too much work is still being done manually and not enough data is being made public, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged Tuesday. Issa released agency responses to the survey late Tuesday, along...

Going Mobile

September 6, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Doctors at Veterans Affairs Department medical centers will be able to pull up patient records on smartphones and tablets starting in October, and some top VA officials already are using the mobile devices for nonclassified work. Medical providers at VA's 152 hospitals had been lobbying for years to incorporate mobile...

Agencies should post officials' schedules, other info under new transparency partnership, group says

September 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies should post visitor logs, officials' daily calendars and other information on their websites as part of a new multination open government partnership, a watchdog recommended this week. Citizens also should be able to file and track Freedom of Information Act requests directly from agency sites, the group OMB...

Defense Language Institute Dips Into Dot-Edu Domain

September 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Language Institute has launched a dot-edu website for a handful of Dari students because the dot-mil sites it normally works with are too "hampered by security and bandwidth restrictions," according to a Defense Department press release. The Naval Postgraduate School, one of the few military institutions with real...

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