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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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Kundra Unplugged

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The nation's first chief information officer was deeply frustrated when the Obama Administration's Cash for Clunkers program proved so popular it crashed the online system built to support it. He also traces his preoccupation with the idea of government being able to run virtually in an emergency -- without a...

Energy shutters first website in governmentwide campaign

August 15, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department might win the prize for the first agency to actually shut down a website in connection with the governmentwide campaign to bring order to the federal online footprint. An Energy official told Nextgov on Thursday that the department had shut down Energyempowers.gov, a sort of online energy...

From Nextgov: Energy shutters first website in governmentwide campaign

August 15, 2011 The Energy Department might win the prize for the first agency to actually shut down a website in connection with the governmentwide campaign to bring order to the federal online footprint. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

First federal CIO launched far-reaching changes, experts say

August 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Vivek Kundra, who leaves his post today as the nation's first chief information officer, deserves credit for pushing a grand and comprehensive vision for using information technology more efficiently, for making government more transparent, and for beginning the process of moving a large share of federal computing to the cloud,...

From Nextgov: First federal CIO launched far-reaching changes, experts say

August 12, 2011 Vivek Kundra, who leaves his post today as the nation's first chief information officer, deserves credit for pushing a grand and comprehensive vision for using information technology more efficiently, for making government more transparent, and for beginning the process of moving a large share of federal computing to the cloud,...

Big Gov Intrusion in the Meditation App Market?

August 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the surreptitious public option department, the Defense Department's National Center for Telehealth and Technology seems to have pushed its way into an apparently booming market for meditation-focused smartphone apps. A Wednesday New York Times story on the growing meditation app market was the site's most emailed story Thursday morning....

Medicare agency to launch major contracting initiative for virtual data center

August 11, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a pre-solicitation notice early this month for a series of contracts to support the agency's virtual data center project. The posting on FedBizOpps includes several draft requests for proposals aimed at both large and small vendors, including one for hosting the...

Auditors recommend SSA create an online customer service plan

August 10, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration should develop a long-range plan for how it will use the Internet to provide better customer service, the agency's internal watchdog said this week. The agency has done a lot of short-range planning for Web-enabled customer services in its strategic plan, but most of those plans...

OMB Signals Continuity During CIO Transition

August 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Don't expect major changes in the government's IT shop when Vivek Kundra, the nation's first official chief information officer, steps aside for his successor Steven VanRoekel Friday. Both men stressed that no major policy shifts were in the offing in a meeting with reporters last week and federal Chief Performance...

Draft report urges greater access to proposed rules for non-English speakers

August 9, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies should make more of an effort to post translations of proposed new regulations on their websites for non-English speakers, according to a draft report released Monday. Agencies also should provide text-only versions of the proposals to make them more accessible to citizens with low-bandwidth Internet and more compatible...