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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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From Nextgov: Feds' strength may be in providing data, not building apps

July 19, 2011 Federal agencies can often do more to improve public knowledge and safety by providing raw data to private sector mobile app developers than by trying to create the programs themselves, officials told an industry audience Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.

SSA CIO Resigns

July 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration's Chief Information Officer Frank Baitman resigned on Friday, part of a major reorganization at the agency following a funding cut in the fiscal 2011 budget, Federal News Radio reported. SSA Commissioner Mike Astrue appointed deputy commissioner for systems Kelly Croft to "assume CIO responsibilities," according to...

The 138 Words You Can't Say on Turkish Internet

July 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An otherwise staid hearing on Internet freedom and repressive regimes turned nearly salacious for a moment Friday when Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questioned a State Department official about a list of words the Turkish government recently tried to ban from Turkish websites. The Turkish Telecommunications Directorate, or TIB, sent a...

Government apps should be task-oriented and mission driven, Mobile Gov director says

July 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal information technology workers now designing government mobile apps should learn from the experience of their 1990s counterparts who developed the first round of federal websites, the director of the Mobile Govproject told Nextgov recently. "We didn't know in the '90s how important websites were going to be as communication...

Archives Wants to Put 1940 Census Online

July 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Archives is seeking industry input on a plan to create a searchable database of 1940 U.S. census information when it becomes publicly available in 2012. By law all census information must become public 72 years after it is collected. This time, instead of simply making images of the...

Data.gov Plus Facebook Could Cause Privacy Concerns

July 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the White House tries to push more government datasets into the public domain through its trademark Data.gov website, one challenge it has faced is the so-called mosaic effect, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told an advisory council Friday. The mosaic effect is when pieces of data are innocuous...

Internet repression on the rise since Arab Spring

July 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's been a ramp up in Internet blocking and what appears to be government-sponsored denial-of-service attacks across several repressive, non-Arab regimes since the Arab Spring uprisings, a State Department official told lawmakers Friday. It's not clear, though, whether those countries are cracking down in response to uprisings in the Middle...

From Nextgov: Internet repression on the rise since Arab Spring

July 15, 2011 There's been a ramp up in Internet blocking and what appears to be government-sponsored denial-of-service attacks across several repressive, non-Arab regimes since the Arab Spring uprisings, a State Department official told lawmakers Friday. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

New Board Could Reset Federal Spending, Kundra Says

July 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama's new Government Accountability and Transparency Board could be a "total reset" in terms of how the government manages its payments, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told lawmakers Thursday. The new board, established by executive order in June, will be modeled on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board,...

Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go Online Mostly with Smartphones

July 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow About 8 percent of Americans now do most of their web surfing on a smartphone, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project released Monday. Among the 35 percent of Americans who own a smartphone, about one fourth use it as their primary access point for...

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