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Information Security: From the Enterprise to the Employees

September 15, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Any senior government technology leader knows the basics of keeping their systems and data safe. But the biggest threats have the potential to take advantage of anyone working at an agency. The risk is only doubled by mobility as every employee carries a device. So how can senior leaders make ...

What Do CIOs Do Again?

September 12, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Chief information officers within and outside government increasingly have to bridge the worlds of business and technology, a trend that will only continue upward, according to federal CIOs. “The fundamental role of government is changing,” General Services Administration CIO Sonny Hashmi said this week at a breakfast hosted by AFCEA ...

5 Million ‘Old’ Gmail Accounts Reportedly Leaked to the Masses

September 10, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hackers have posted a database containing the credentials of millions of Gmail users on a Bitcoin online forum, according to Russian media outlets. The list was published Tuesday evening. A member of the message board – the Bitcoin Security online forum – claims more than 60 percent of the accounts ...

Hackers Attacking Israeli Think Tank Aren’t Interested in State Secrets

September 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The website of a respected Israel-based foreign policy institute -- the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs -- has been infected with code that is trying to steal bank account information from visitors. The campaign looks like an “advanced persistent threat-style attack” devised to siphon intelligence from government officials browsing the ...

Livestream: Nextgov Prime 2014

September 9, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Aligning Federal, State and Local Efforts: How to Maximize Technology's Impact Across Multiple Levels of Government Mitch Herckis: Director of Government Affairs, National Association of State Chief Information Officers Adrian Gardner: Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security Jonathan Feldman: Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville, ...

And the Winners Are ... 2014 Nextgov Bold Awards Recognize Tech Problem Solvers

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new system for tracking weapons of mass destruction in the field, a project to put tablet devices in the hands of Peace Corps volunteers decamping overseas and a $6 billion effort to better secure the dot-gov domain. Those are just some of the projects recognized Monday at the second ...

Livestream: Nextgov Prime 2014

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Keynote Addresses Hear from 2014 Washington D.C. Mayoral Candidate Muriel Bowser on the importance of innovation in government and Google's Chief Innovation Evangelist Michele R. Weslander Quaid on what it takes to create and inspire innovative work cultures. Nextgov & Young Government Leaders Town Hall: Dare to Be Bold in ...

China Intercepts Researchers’ Google Searches

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Scholars in China using the nation’s education network are being hacked by their own country when they conduct authorized Google searches, infosecurity reports. China’s public Internet blocks Google altogether, but not the education network called CERNET. China figures its researchers need Google access to beat other nations in the global ...

Government CIOs Say They Lack Resources to Manage Their IT

September 8, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sixty-two percent of government chief information officers don’t have what they need to manage the information technology under their control, according to a recent survey, and nearly a third of respondents said they aren’t dealing with adequate IT infrastructure anyway. “Despite recent increases in their budgets, government CIOs remain challenged ...

App Exposed Flight Data of Japan’s Air Force One for Years

September 5, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A Swedish-made mobile app for years inadvertently leaked the flight path of Japan’s government aircraft to aviation fans, The Yomiuri Shimbun reports. Japan’s Defense Ministry asked the developer of “Flightradar 24” to bottle the sensitive information after the lapse was pointed out by the newspaper The app, Flightradar 24, became ...