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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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Congress Wants Update on Advanced Computer Research Efforts

January 28, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congress front-loaded the week’s hearings, resulting in a particularly busy Tuesday. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology leaders updating the progress they’re making implementing the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. The law requires coordinated efforts to advance cybersecurity,...

Here's A Way To Boost Congress' Tech Savvy

January 26, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Congress should legislate on technology like it’s 1995, according to a policy paper from a right-leaning think tank released Wednesday. Specifically, Congress should reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment, an internal research organization that advised congressional committees on thorny questions about emerging technology and science, according to the paper from...

DHS Cyber Info Sharing Tool to Get a Reboot This Year

January 26, 2018 The Homeland Security Department plans to update its system for automatically sharing cybersecurity threat information with companies, critical infrastructure providers and other federal agencies this coming summer or fall, a top official said Thursday. More than 200 organizations have signed up to automatically receive the indicators, but most of them...

DHS Cyber Info Sharing Tool to Get a Reboot This Year

January 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department plans to update its system for automatically sharing cybersecurity threat information with companies, critical infrastructure providers and other federal agencies this coming summer or fall, a top official said Thursday. More than 200 organizations have signed up to automatically receive the indicators, but most of them...

Antiquated Security Clearance Process Earns a Spot on the GAO’s High-Risk List

January 25, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government’s system for providing and updating security clearances is among the 35 highest risk programs in government, a congressional auditor said Thursday. The clearance process, which has been rocked by multiple data breaches and struggles with mammoth backlogs, is no stranger to the Government Accountability Office’s high-risk list, which...

Are Cyber Arms Control Agreements Imminent or Impossible?

January 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S., Russia and China share a strategic interest in reaching an agreement that prohibits digital meddling with each other’s nuclear stockpiles and command and control systems, according to an op-ed published Monday by a scholar at the New America think tank. Negotiations between the three powers could focus initially...

Trump Year Two Starts with Major Tech and Cyber Vacancies

January 23, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Donald Trump closed the first year of his presidency this weekend with a slew of vacancies in top information technology and cybersecurity posts, an absence former officials say imperils efforts to upgrade the government’s aging IT infrastructure and could endanger national security. About one-quarter of CFO Act agency chief information...

Massive Reduction in FBI Cyber Crime Takedowns Was Result of Definition Change

January 22, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An apparent steep decline in FBI takedowns of cybercrime rings was the result of a change in how the bureau collects cybercrime statistics, a spokeswoman told Nextgov. The official tally of FBI cybercrime takedowns dropped from nearly 2,500 in fiscal year 2014, the first year reliable records were kept, to...

Shutdown Continues Into a Third Day

January 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The government shutdown continues into the third day after lawmakers failed to reach a short-term spending deal Sunday night. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the Senate would vote noon Monday on a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8. The resolution wouldn’t address the immigration, border...

Kaspersky Seeks Immediate Halt to Federal Government Ban

January 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Moscow-based anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab asked a federal judge Thursday to halt the Homeland Security Department from scrubbing its products from federal computers. The department’s October directive banning Kaspersky violated the company’s constitutional due process rights and is doing “irreparable harm” to Kaspersky’s reputation, the company said in a...