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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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Seizure Sunday Precedes Cyber Monday

December 2, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In what’s become a Thanksgiving season tradition, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, along with 10 foreign law enforcement agencies, seized more than 700 domain names it said were selling counterfeit or illegal merchandise in advance of the Cyber Monday online shopping blitz. “The 706 domain names seized...

White House Declares Tentative Victory Over HealthCare.gov Woes

December 1, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration has met a self-imposed deadline to bring Healthcare.gov, its glitch-ridden online health insurance marketplace, into working order for the majority of users by the end of November, according to an administration report released on Sunday. As of the morning of Dec. 1, the site was able to...

Q and A: What Feds Can Learn from Cities' Open Data Experiences

November 27, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Cities hold the largest share of government data in the U.S., covering everything from liquor licenses to teacher performance reviews, but only a handful of cities have released that data to outside researchers and app developers. The federal government is trying to facilitate open data releases at the city level...

Thanksgiving Turkey With All the Digital Stuffing

November 26, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thanksgiving is a holiday for most federal workers, but some of the government’s mobile apps, websites and social media channels won’t be getting a break. The mobile version of the Agriculture Department’s Ask Karen food safety advice website will mark its third Thanksgiving helping hapless chefs this year. The agency...

Bidding Process Begins for Cancer-Curing Computer Clouds

November 26, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The National Cancer Institute has taken the first concrete step to make its wealth of genomic cancer information available to a broad base of researchers worldwide -- potentially speeding up cancer research significantly. The ultimate goal for the project is to build one or more computer clouds filled with data...

Intelligence Researchers Want to Analyze the Analysts

November 26, 2013 The intelligence community’s research arm has launched a multi-year effort to understand how analysts understand intelligence data on a neural level and how that process might be improved, according to an announcement posted Monday. The Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program will investigate how the brain responds to conceptual knowledge,...

Intelligence Researchers Want to Analyze the Analysts

November 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The intelligence community’s research arm has launched a multi-year effort to understand how analysts understand intelligence data on a neural level and how that process might be improved, according to an announcement posted Monday. The Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program will investigate how the brain responds to conceptual knowledge,...

Twitter Tells Feds How to Tweet More Effectively

November 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Twitter launched a best practices page on Friday, highlighting how different organizations should use the social networking site, including government. The government page includes advice on holding Twitter Q and As, sending out Twitter alerts and using Twitter to advocate policy positions. Each of the sections includes example tweets, including...

White House Must Weigh In on Kimmel-China Controversy

November 22, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow During more than two years of inviting citizen petitions through its We the People webpage, the White House has had to answer calls for secession, demands for a U.S. Death Star and countless petitions about animal mistreatment. Now, it will have to weigh in on another societal scourge: comedian and...

Spotting the Trends in Disaster Tweets

November 21, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Disasters are defined by chaos, an orderly system gone awry. But there are patterns in how disasters unfold that emergency managers monitoring social media can use to make smart decisions about what’s real and what doesn’t add up, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official. Phase one of using...