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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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State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau

February 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to launch a new cyberspace and digital economy bureau, seemingly reversing course under congressional pressure after he shuttered the department’s cyber coordinator’s office in August. Tillerson announced plans for the new bureau in a letter to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., delivered...

It’s Taking Too Long to Reauthorize DHS, House Homeland Chair Says

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It’s taken “too long” for Congress to reauthorize the Homeland Security Department, the department’s chief House overseer said Monday, arguing it’s “demoralizing” for agencies to work for years on end without Congress’s official backing. The House passed legislation to reauthorize the department for the first time in its 15-year history...

More Than 50 Job Offers Since Government Tech and Cyber Hiring Fair

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies have made more than 50 tentative job offers since a cross-government technology and cybersecurity-focused hiring fair in Silver Springs, Maryland, in November, officials said Friday. More job offers might still be coming, according to a blog post from the government’s chief information officers’ council. Most of those job...

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins $621 Million DHS Cyber Contract

February 5, 2018 The Homeland Security Department granted Booz Allen Hamilton a $621 million, six-year contract Friday to lead the next phase of a major governmentwide cybersecurity program. Under the program, called Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, Homeland Security provides a suite of cybersecurity tools that help agencies monitor and respond to...

One-Third of Feds Think Government is Less Secure Now Than One Year Ago

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More than one-third of federal employees think the government is more vulnerable today than it was last year, according to a contractor study released this week. By contrast, about one-fourth of federal government survey takers believe the government is more secure than last year, according to the report from the...

Congress Has Continuing Resolution Fatigue and Needs a New Oversight Chairman

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Another expiring continuing resolution looms over lawmakers’ week. Funding expires February 8, and The Washington Post reported lawmakers don’t have a long-term funding deal in place, which means another short-term solution, possibly through March 22. And lawmakers, at least a few of them, are getting tired of CRs. Tuesday afternoon...

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins $621 Million DHS Cyber Contract

February 2, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department granted Booz Allen Hamilton a $621 million, six-year contract Friday to lead the next phase of a major governmentwide cybersecurity program. Under the program, called Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, Homeland Security provides a suite of cybersecurity tools that help agencies monitor and respond to...

House Science Threatens Subpoena for Kaspersky Documents

February 1, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The House Science Committee might subpoena documents about how the government is complying with a ban on products from the Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab if the Homeland Security Department doesn’t turn them over quickly, the chairman said Thursday. The committee originally requested those documents in December, two months after...

DHS Beats Government Privacy Average

January 31, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department is doing a better job than other agencies at ensuring it’s protecting citizens’ and employees’ privacy, but the department hasn’t vetted all the private information it collects. As of September, the department had performed “privacy impact assessments” for 98 percent of systems requiring those assessments, according...

What a Pentagon Report from the Year 2000 Got Right About Cyber War

January 30, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The defense secretary for a newly elected president is entering his third month in office when a chilling report crosses his desk warning of the catastrophic damage an enemy could visit on the U.S. with a cyberattack. Such an attack, the report warns, could cripple the U.S. economy. It could...