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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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Sunshine advocates criticize government contractor database

May 3, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Organizations that promote government openness are giving low marks to the new public version of a database that tracks government contractors' performance. The chief strike against the new version of the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System is that it only includes information on contractor performance posted after April ...

Issa says White House can too easily hide presidential records

May 3, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration hasn't taken sufficient precautions to ensure White House employees aren't conducting government business on personal electronic devices and Web-based email accounts, thereby evading the scrutiny of future historians, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged Tuesday. All emails sent from White House computers are automatically archived and those computers ...

From Nextgov.com: Issa says White House can too easily hide presidential records

May 3, 2011 The Obama administration hasn't taken sufficient precautions to ensure White House employees aren't conducting government business on personal electronic devices and Web-based email accounts, thereby evading the scrutiny of future historians, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., charged on Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Bin Laden Tweeters Shun the Limelight

May 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The two men credited with breaking the news of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden's death on Twitter are both shunning the spotlight a day later -- as much as one can shun the spotlight while broadcasting 140-character opinions to the world. "Appreciate all the RTs [retweets] and props, but this ...

Tweets heard round the world: Live reporting of bin Laden raid shouldn't be surprising, experts say

May 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The fact that the CIA firefight outside Islamabad that took Osama bin Laden's life was reported live on Twitter should not shock anyone, experts told Nextgov Monday. Nor should it be surprising that news of bin Laden's death leaked on Twitter before it was picked up by cable news channels ...

Telework Order

May 2, 2011 President Obama signed an executive order Thursday giving federal agencies three months to update their computer policies and purchasing plans to account for an expected surge in federal employees working from home following December's Telework Enhancement Act. The order is aimed at ensuring employees can successfully telecommute without long work ...

If the People Stay Home, the Computers Must Follow

April 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama signed an executive order Thursday giving federal agencies three months to update their computer policies and purchasing plans to account for an expected surge in federal employees working from home following December's Telework Enhancement Act. The order is aimed at ensuring employees can successfully telecommute without long work ...

What Do You Do Online? Commerce Wants to Know

April 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The census supplement that's been tracking Americans' Internet use since the late '90s will begin probing deeper with the 2010 results due out later this year, asking how Americans spend their time online and what they pay for it, a Commerce Department economist told colleagues Thursday. The annual Current Population ...

GAO sustains protest of $25 million Booz Allen Hamilton networking contract

April 29, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Accountability Office has recommended pulling a $25 million task order the Defense Information Systems Agency awarded Booz Allen Hamilton to enable the transmission of data between secure Defense Department computer networks. The major defense and technology contractor fudged the likely cost of its employees' workspace, artificially lowering its ...

Obama's iPad

April 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama was monitoring hurricane damage throughout the South in conference calls with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Director Chris Fugate Thursday. Some observant tweeters noted he may also have been tracking the damage on his favorite new digital toy. Obama confirmed he's an iPad user at a ...