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.
Results 571-580 of 1484

Tax Agency Should Beef Up Reporting on IT Projects

April 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Internal Revenue Service has kept a majority of its major information technology projects on schedule and within cost projections, a government auditor said Wednesday. The tax agency could do a better job, though, of ensuring its cost and schedule estimates are accurate and of making sure officials are reporting...

Wanted: Someone to Keep an Eye on Mount Rushmore

April 17, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Here’s something you probably didn’t know about Mount Rushmore. A series of studies in the early ‘90s identified 21 distinct “rock block[s]” on the monument, three of which were deemed structurally significant, according to a recent National Park Service posting on the government contracting site Federal Business Opportunities. There isn't...

IRS Should Be Doing More With Its Websites, GAO Says

April 17, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Internal Revenue Service's Web tools lag behind other federal agencies and some state governments, especially its inability to give taxpayers secure online access to most of their records, a government auditor said Tuesday. The tax agency has also been too slow to collect data on how people are using...

White House Debuts Shared Services Catalog

April 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government’s team of top information technology officials published a catalog of shared services on Tuesday aimed at helping agencies save money on IT services. Agencies will be able to use the catalog to shop for IT services provided by other agencies that are cheaper than they could provide on...

Boston Bombing Aftermath Documented on Vine

April 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In the wake of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line that have left three dead so far, some people have turned to Twitter’s six-second social video site Vine to document the tragedy and to share their grief. Here’s a sample of those videos. Many people shot Vine videos...

Social Media Aids First Responders and Grieving Public After Bombing

April 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Online social networks have played a role in national emergency response for nearly a decade now. After bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon finish line left three people dead and more than 100 people injured on Monday, Nextgov caught up with observers of social media in emergency management to find...

Social Media Plays Role in Response to Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated. Here’s a quick inventory of the role social media is playing in the response to Monday's bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line that has caused at least two deaths so far. The Boston Police Department began tweeting confirmed news about 45 minutes after...

Your Itemized Federal Tax Receipt

April 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the release of the White House’s 2012 federal taxpayer receipt tool on Monday, it seemed like a good time to put a plug in for the National Priorities Project’s Your Tax Receipt tool. Both tools are basically fancy calculators that break down each taxpayer’s bill based on the proportion...

Big Data Can Help Keep the Peace

April 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Some of the same social media analyses that have helped Google and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spot warning signs of a flu outbreak could be used to detect the rumblings of violent conflict before it begins, scholars said in a paper released this week. Kenyan officials used...

President’s Budget Moves Spending Transparency Site from GSA to Treasury

April 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal moves control over the spending transparency website out of the General Services Administration and gives it to the Treasury Department. The budget also requests $5.5 million in additional funding for Treasury to manage the site, a Treasury spokeswoman said. The site was previously...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

  • Cyber Risk Report: Cybercrime Trends from 2016

    In our first half 2016 cyber trends report, SurfWatch Labs threat intelligence analysts noted one key theme – the interconnected nature of cybercrime – and the second half of the year saw organizations continuing to struggle with that reality. The number of potential cyber threats, the pool of already compromised information, and the ease of finding increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal tools continued to snowball throughout the year.

  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

  • GBC Issue Brief: The Future of 9-1-1

    A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

  • GBC Survey Report: Securing the Perimeters

    A candid survey on cybersecurity in state and local governments

  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

  • eBook: State & Local Cybersecurity

    CenturyLink is committed to helping state and local governments meet their cybersecurity challenges. Towards that end, CenturyLink commissioned a study from the Government Business Council that looked at the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of state and local leaders around the cybersecurity issue. The results were surprising in a number of ways. Learn more about their findings and the ways in which state and local governments can combat cybersecurity threats with this eBook.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.