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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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NIH to appoint chief data official

January 10, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Institutes of Health plans to recruit a new associate director to examine the potential for vast new troves of biomedical research data related to genomics, imaging, and electronic health records, the institute said Thursday. NIH’s associate director for data science would be one of only a few high-ranking...

Government Printing Office to publish House bills in XML

January 10, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Government Printing Office will publish bills from the U.S. House in machine readable XML format through its Federal Digital System bulk data repository beginning with the 113th Congress, which convened Jan. 3, the office said Thursday. The printing office already publishes other federal products as XML bulk data including...

Training, relationships help with social media quality control

January 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What’s the best way to balance the immediacy users expect in social media communication and government’s interest in clearing most external communication? It helps to develop a strong bond with the legal and public affairs departments, the ones most interested in managing what goes out under an agency’s digital letterhead,...

White House responds to petition to deport Piers Morgan

January 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a petition seeking to deport CNN host Piers Morgan Wednesday, urging petitioners not to let their support for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution interfere with their respect for the First Amendment. Morgan urged stricter gun control laws on his show...

Map of tweeting world leaders shows little blank space

January 9, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Washington Post put together an interesting map using data from the Digital Policy Council’s December report about tweeting by world leaders. The map shows nearly every leader tweets throughout North and South America but adoption of the social networking site is lighter among European, Asian and African leaders. The...

Could online inmate visits reduce recidivism?

January 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Telecommunications vendor Polycom filed an interesting blog post Tuesday about the possibility for videoconferencing to reduce recidivism in prison inmates and save money for state and federal government. The post cites reports from Minnesota and Florida that found regular visits by family members can reduce the likelihood of a released...

Medicare appeals team seeks digital workflow

January 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals plans to switch from a paper-based system for passing records along the appeals chain to a digital system, solicitation documents show. The current system for exchanging legal and medical documents along the five-level appeals chain requires a hodgepodge...

Game on for agencies and Pinterest

January 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated with additional comment from GSA. Federal agencies can now share images, visual stories and other “pins” on the social networking site Pinterest without fear of crossing legal boundaries by using a federal-friendly terms of service agreement, the General Services Administration said Tuesday. GSA has negotiated...

Lieberman to archive emails from Homeland Security chairmanship

January 7, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Retired Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., plans to turn over his committee emails to the National Archives, the committee announced Monday. Lieberman is the first Senate committee chairman to voluntarily turn over his emails, which aren’t required to be archived under current law, Senate...

State’s foreign policy compendium, now in e-book form

January 7, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want to read NSC-68 on your Kindle 3G or parse the “Long Telegram” without a long delay? Wait no more. The State Department’s Office of the Historian released 108 volumes of its mammoth Foreign Relations of the United States series in e-book form Monday. This first release is a pilot...

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