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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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Trump 2019 Budget Boosts Cyber Spending But Cuts Research

February 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Donald Trump’s 2019 fiscal year budget request boosts cybersecurity funding by about 4 percent across the government, including significant hikes at the Homeland Security Department and Pentagon. The overall increase includes even larger cyber funding spikes at key agencies, including a 23 percent jump at the Energy Department, a...

Microsoft Vet to Lead DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Division

February 12, 2018 President Donald Trump tapped Microsoft’s former government cybersecurity policy chief to lead the Homeland Security Department’s cyber and infrastructure protection division Wednesday. Krebs has been filling the top job on an interim basis since August when he was named assistant secretary of the directorate’s infrastructure protection division. Because the division’s...

What to Know About the CLOUD Act

February 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Industry groups and privacy and civil liberties groups split this week over a proposed fix from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to Justice Department demands for emails and other data stored in overseas servers. The issue has been highly contentious since 2014 when Microsoft refused to comply with a Justice Department...

Microsoft Vet to Lead DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Division

February 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow President Donald Trump tapped Microsoft’s former government cybersecurity policy chief to lead the Homeland Security Department’s cyber and infrastructure protection division Wednesday. Krebs has been filling the top job on an interim basis since August when he was named assistant secretary of the directorate’s infrastructure protection division. Because the division’s...

Senate Homeland Leader Proposes Panel to Fix DHS Oversight

February 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Any deal to reauthorize the Homeland Security Department should include cleaning up how the Senate oversees the sprawling, patchwork agency, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., said Wednesday. Within the Senate, portions of Homeland Security oversight are shared by the Homeland Security, Armed Services, Intelligence and Commerce Science and...

State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau

February 7, 2018 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to launch a new cyberspace and digital economy bureau, seemingly reversing course under congressional pressure after he shuttered the department’s cyber coordinator’s office in August. Tillerson announced plans for the new bureau in a letter to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., delivered...

DHS, Kaspersky Resume Court Battle Over Government Ban

February 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It would be pointless for a court to halt and reverse a governmentwide ban on the Kaspersky anti-virus, because no federal agency is likely to add the Russian software back on its computer systems, government officials said in legal filings Tuesday. The Homeland Security Department ordered the Kaspersky ban in...

State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau

February 6, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to launch a new cyberspace and digital economy bureau, seemingly reversing course under congressional pressure after he shuttered the department’s cyber coordinator’s office in August. Tillerson announced plans for the new bureau in a letter to House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., delivered...

It’s Taking Too Long to Reauthorize DHS, House Homeland Chair Says

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It’s taken “too long” for Congress to reauthorize the Homeland Security Department, the department’s chief House overseer said Monday, arguing it’s “demoralizing” for agencies to work for years on end without Congress’s official backing. The House passed legislation to reauthorize the department for the first time in its 15-year history...

More Than 50 Job Offers Since Government Tech and Cyber Hiring Fair

February 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies have made more than 50 tentative job offers since a cross-government technology and cybersecurity-focused hiring fair in Silver Springs, Maryland, in November, officials said Friday. More job offers might still be coming, according to a blog post from the government’s chief information officers’ council. Most of those job...