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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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Media Goes to the Dogs

June 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the What Drives Web Traffic Department, over at the Foreign Policy website -- home to blogs by international relations gurus Daniel Drezner, Tom Ricks and others -- the webmaster recently logged more than a month's worth of hits for an editor's photo essay on military dogs, Fishbowl DC reported...

Lights go back on at several D.C. agencies after 36-hour outage

June 2, 2011 The lights were coming back on at the General Services Administration building on First Street in Northeast Washington late Thursday afternoon, a spokesman said, more than 36 hours after damage to underground power lines cut electricity to the complex and several other federal offices, businesses and private homes. Power was...

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...