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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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A Bidder’s EZ Button

September 1, 2013 A novice might think The MIS Department, a Chicago technology firm, would have no trouble winning government contracts. The company has a proven track record engineering complex computer systems and building websites. It has done the arduous legwork of getting authorized to provide services to the federal government, the state...

How to Win Government Contracts the EZ Way

August 30, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A novice might think The MIS Department, a Chicago technology firm, would have no trouble winning government contracts. The company has a proven track record engineering complex computer systems and building websites. It has done the arduous legwork of getting authorized to provide services to the federal government, the state...

A Key Element of SOPA Is Back

August 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A lot of things contributed to the demise of the infamous Stop Online Piracy Act, a 2012 legislative proposal to severely restrict online content sharing. There were blackouts by content sharers Wikipedia and YouTube and thousands of citizens who called or emailed their members of Congress. Ultimately President Obama came...

Navy's New Mobile App Will Include Links for Suicidal Troops, Sex Crime Victims

August 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A U.S. Navy news and information mobile application scheduled for release later this month includes quick links for victims to report sexual harassment and for soldiers and veterans considering suicide to get help. The app also collects Navy news stories, shows the position of Navy fleets on a world map...

Postal Service Taps Canadian Firm To Test Viability of a Single Online ID

August 21, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Postal Service awarded a contract worth up to $15 million on Tuesday for a pilot program that may one day allow citizens to securely use a single ID and password to access online services from multiple government agencies, contracting documents show. The Postal Service is managing the Federal...

The Crowd May Have Answers, but Agencies Must Define the Problem

August 20, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Crowdsourcing can be a great aid to government agencies looking for fresh ideas, distributed wisdom or volunteer labor, but not all crowdsourcing is the same, according to a report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government released Monday. The report distinguishes between four main types of crowdsourcing government...

Which Panels Will Make It to South by Southwest?

August 20, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The race is on to pick panels for March 2014's South by Southwest, the onetime music festival that's grown into a major conference on politics, film, technology and nearly everything else under the blazing hot Austin, Texas sun. Here are a few that caught my eye because they take familiar...

Ignore Those Rumors: The White House Doesn’t Oppose IT Reform, Lawmaker says

August 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The perception among federal technology watchers that U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and other officials from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget oppose a plan to overhaul government IT spending is off the mark, a co-sponsor of that bill says. “Unfortunately, I believe a false narrative has...

Interior Cloud Storage Contract Could Be Worth $10 Billion

August 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A slate of contracts to provide cloud computing services to the Interior Department could add up to $10 billion and help the department save $100 million in information technology costs annually, officials have said. Interior initially awarded the contracts for cloud storage, secure file transferring, virtual machine operations and Web...

The White House Didn't Promise to Respond Quickly

August 14, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new website that uses streaming data from the White House’s We the People petition site shows just how long some petitioners wait for their promised reply. Titled Helping the White House Keep its Promise, the site lists the 30 We the People petitions that have crossed the threshold to...