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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: Panel unanimously endorses new government-spending oversight board

June 22, 2011 The House Oversight Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would create a governmentwide spending oversight board and better reporting mechanisms based on programs developed to track the Obama administration's stimulus spending. Read the full story at Nextgov.com.

No alarm systems were found at nine out of 10 cargo-only airports that GAO visited

June 21, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Only one of 10 cargo-only airports visited during a government watchdog study had an electronic intrusion detection system even partially installed, according to a security assessment released Monday. Only two of those airports currently screen pilots and noncommercial passengers and none screens packages and cargo, according to the report from...

The Domain Suffix Revolution Begins

June 20, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The internet is about to get a lot more complicated, with hundreds or thousands of new domain-name suffixes joining the familiar .com, .gov, .edu and others. Within the next year, "internet address names will be able to end with almost any word in any language," according to a statement Monday...

New Adobe platform would personalize an agency website for individual users

June 20, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new Adobe product unveiled Monday would allow a federal agency to tailor its website and customer service operations to specific citizens based on their geographic location and, perhaps, their past contact with the agency. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency were a customer, for instance, people accessing the FEMA...

USAID Seeks Anti-Trafficking App

June 17, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Agency for International Development launched a contest earlier this week asking tech entrepreneurs from Russia and other former-Soviet states to develop a smartphone app that will reduce human trafficking. The app should also raise awareness of trafficking and provide services to survivors, according to an announcement. The former...

Recovery Board Unveils New Tool to Analyze Stimulus Spending

June 17, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government's chief watchdog for stimulus spending rolled out a new tool Thursday that allows users to compare stimulus dollars spent with jobs data and other metrics. The Recovery Explorer tool also can display data at the national, state, county and congressional district level and organize it by fiscal year,...

Warner Introduces DATA Act in the Senate

June 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on Thursday introduced the Senate version of legislation aimed at creating a single oversight board for federal spending data, which would be posted on a single website. The Act appears to be identical to companion legislation Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., introduced Monday in the House called...

House Panel Bumps up E-Gov Fund

June 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Members of a House Appropriations panel seem to have allocated $13 million to the fiscal 2012 e-government fund, which pays for open government technology initiatives. The uncertainty comes from the fact that the e-gov fund is combined with the Office of Citizen Services budget, and it's difficult to see how...

Experts say security concerns about cloud computing are overstated

June 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Think tank and industry experts downplayed widespread security concerns surrounding a government transition to cloud computing Thursday, saying the cloud may actually be safer than traditional storage of government information in federally owned data centers. Technology has been developed, though not widely implemented, that allows cloud storage providers to host...

First-ever federal CIO to leave post in August

June 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, the first person to hold that post, will leave later this summer to take a fellowship at Harvard University, the White House said Thursday. Kundra will be a joint fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Berkman Center...