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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FDA Wants to Track its Social Media Reach

July 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Food and Drug Administration is in the market for a digital tool to monitor how well it’s getting its message out through social media and whether the public’s response is positive or negative, solicitation documents show. FDA’s external affairs office would use the proposed tool to track how often...

White House Revamps Government Data Trove

July 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House previewed an update to the government information trove on Tuesday that it said would offer better search, more responsive design and deeper background on how the public is using government data. The upgrade follows a speech earlier this month during which President Obama promised to give...

When Government Goes to Burning Man

July 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A “temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and self-reliance.” That’s how the annual Burning Man arts festival describes itself in an online FAQ. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has a different way of describing the festival: 34 computers, 16 phones, five fax lines, 16 Ethernet switches, GPS tracking...

Analysts Expect Government Cloud Spending to Rebound in 2014

July 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government spending on cloud computing stagnated during the 2013 fiscal year, but should pick up again in the middle of 2014. That's according to a new report released Monday. Federal spending on private cloud services is expected to reach $1.7 billion in 2014 and $7.7 billion by 2017, according to...

Are Microsoft's Government Search Days Numbered?

July 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration may be on the lookout for a new commercial search engine to use as the backbone for its government-only search tool USASearch, contracting documents show. The government search engine currently runs on Microsoft’s Bing but with tweaks to the algorithm that limit searches to government domains...

Japanese Drones Hit Middle America in WWII

July 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Drones seem to epitomize 21st century warfare. Along with cyberattacks they suggest the growing distance between a war’s commanders and the outcomes of their decisions. The idea that technology could allow nations to manage warfare from a distance evidently stretches back at least to the 1940s, though, according to this...

Stopping the Next Benghazi Through Technology

July 15, 2013 Since the terrorist attacks on American diplomats in Benghazi, Libya last year, official Washington has been obsessed with figuring out how it happened and who should shoulder the blame. Meanwhile, the State Department bureau charged with protecting U.S. embassies and consulates is trying to prevent the next such attack. And...

New App will Guide Visitors Around the Site of John Brown’s Famous Raid

July 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Another famous site from the Civil War era may be getting its own mobile app soon. The National Park Service posted a presolicitation notice on Wednesday seeking a vendor to build a mobile app-based tour of its Harper’s Ferry Center in West Virginia, former site of the military arsenal that...

Rebooted Smokey’s Giving Bear Hugs

July 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With furloughs and pay freezes in the news, feds could be forgiven for not showing a lot of love these days. But that isn’t stopping one of America’s most recognizable federal employees from doubling down on good feelings. Smokey Bear, who’s spent decades warning America’s campers to beware of sparking...

VA Spent $2 Million on Facebook Ads

July 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Veterans Affairs Department has spent about $2 million on Facebook advertising to lure new followers and maintain ties with existing followers on the social media site, a government official who asked not to be named told Nextgov. A substantial portion of VA’s Facebook ad spending has gone to the...

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