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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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Primary Sourcing Meets Crowd Sourcing

June 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The official home of the Declaration of Independence on Wednesday joined forces with the home of, among other things, the most comprehensive article on Declaration, the fifth album by the California metal group Bleeding Through. The National Archives hired its first "Wikipedian in residence," Dominic McDevitt-Parks, a graduate student in ...

Washington power outage tests telework plans

June 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated to include comment from GSA. A power outage in Northeast Washington on Wednesday put three agencies' telework plans to the test. About 50 emergency personnel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission worked from home or from an alternate site while power was out at the ...

From Nextgov: Washington power outage tests telework plans

June 1, 2011 A power outage in Northeast Washington on Wednesday put three agencies' telework plans to the test. Read the full story on Nextgov.

Social Security statements to go online

May 31, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Updated with minor changes for clarity. The Social Security Administration is ramping up its authentication procedures to allow contributors to access their Social Security statements online instead of waiting for a once-yearly letter or contacting a field office, an agency official said. Once the statements are up, the agency intends ...

From Nextgov: Social Security statements to go online

May 31, 2011 The Social Security Administration is ramping up its authentication procedures to allow contributors to access their Social Security statements online instead of waiting for a once-yearly letter or contacting a field office, an agency official said. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Government performance website may not meet congressional requirements

May 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Without additional funding, the Office of Management and Budget may be unable to meet the October 2012 deadline Congress gave it for producing an easily searchable public website detailing the performance of all government programs, an administration official said. That website, Performance.gov, is funded through the federal electronic-government fund. The ...

From Nextgov: Government performance website may not meet Hill requirements

May 27, 2011 Without additional funding, the Office of Management and Budget may be unable to meet the October 2012 deadline Congress gave it for producing an easily searchable public website detailing the performance of all government programs, an administration official said. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Agencies identify 78 services for cloud transition

May 26, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies have identified 78 computer systems they plan to migrate to the cloud within a year, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The listing follows a directive in OMB's 25-point plan to reform federal IT, published in December 2010, that ordered federal agencies to identify three services ...

Federal cloud transition will save $5 billion yearly, CIO says

May 25, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Transitioning about one-fourth of the government's $80 billion information technology enterprise to the cloud will save at least $5 billion annually, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Moving government data that are currently housed in dedicated computer servers to ...

From Nextgov: Federal cloud transition will save $5 billion yearly, CIO says

May 25, 2011 Transitioning about one-fourth of the government's $80 billion information technology enterprise to the cloud will save at least $5 billion annually, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.