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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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Green IT initiatives need stricter standards, watchdog says

August 5, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government has made important strides in lowering the carbon footprint of its information technology enterprise in recent years, but responsible agencies haven't set up reliable metrics to gauge how much good those initiatives have done, a watchdog said Friday. Friday's report from the Government Accountability Office also urged agencies...

Fed Tech Chiefs Don't Foresee Major Cuts from Debt Ceiling Deal

August 4, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's no way the White House's information technology program can escape completely unscathed from the $2.5 trillion in budget cuts required by Sunday's deal to raise the government debt ceiling, Federal Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients said Thursday. But the administration doesn't anticipate major cuts to IT initiatives and plans...

Happy Birthdays Beat Partisan Ire on Obama's FB Page

August 4, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the online civility's not dead just dormant department, the two posts acknowledging President Obama's 50th birthday on his official Facebook page received more than 20,000 comments in their first two hours online. That's more comments than the president received on any of several posts in recent weeks urging a...

New federal CIO named; no major strategy changes anticipated

August 4, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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...

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.

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