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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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DEA Plans a Suite of Investigative Apps

January 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to work with a top digital defense and intelligence contractor to develop mobile applications that it may use to assist in its investigations, contracting documents show. DEA posted a notice about the proposed contract with Blackbird Technologies for “a suite of mobile device applications” on...

HHS Bought More Cloud Storage in the Days Before HealthCare.gov Launched

January 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The agency in charge of HealthCare.gov bought an emergency cache of computing power from Verizon’s cloud division just days before the online insurance marketplace’s troubled launch on Oct. 1, 2013, contracting documents show. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services bought an additional $8.8 million in cloud computing power on...

Obamacare Enrollment Tops 3 Million

January 24, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow More than 3 million people have now enrolled in new health insurance plans offered through Obamacare, either using the federal site HealthCare.gov or state marketplaces, the Health and Human Services Department said on Friday. That’s still far short of the Obama administration’s goal of 7 million new enrollees by the...

Warren Buffett Uses Open Government Data

January 23, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House’s Deputy Chief Technology Officer Nick Sinai profiled a handful of small and large Web and mobile startups that were built off open government data during a presentation on Thursday hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. One of the most interesting parts of Sinai’s presentation at...

EPA Wants to Use Twitter to Track Stomach Flu

January 23, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Environmental Protection Agency plans to mine Twitter data to identify when and where Americans are suffering from stomach flu, solicitation documents show. The initiative follows efforts by other agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, to mine Twitter and other social media for intelligence related to their programs. It...

The FDA Is Accepting Online Nominations for Its Mulitiple Advisory Panels

January 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Food and Drug Administration launched a new Web tool on Wednesday that allows people to submit nominations for the agency’s numerous advisory panels without resorting to email or paper mail. In addition to reducing the amount of paper in the nomination process, the new system will also allow the...

Feds Seek Verizon's Data Nearly 15 Times More Often Than Google's

January 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Verizon released its first-ever transparency report on Wednesday, disclosing that the telecom giant received about 320,000 requests for customer information from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in 2013. That dwarfs the number of U.S. government requests for user data received by Web companies such as Google and...

It’s Official: Accenture Wins Contract to Manage HealthCare.gov

January 17, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration is transfering day-to-day management and development of its once-troubled online health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov, from CGI Federal to competing contractor Accenture, solicitation documents show. News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would not renew its contract with CGI was first reported last week by the...

This Teen Uses Data to Track the Conversation About Bullying

January 17, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A teenager in the Washington suburb of Reston, Va., is seeking help from Twitter and Facebook to track how people are talking about the epidemic of online bullying. Viraj Puri, 13, has already built a simple heat map that offers a daily catalog of when Tweeters use the terms “bully”...

The Congressional Civility Caucus’ Social Media Campaign Lasted Three Weeks

January 16, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Government is littered with social media campaigns that launched with vigor but ultimately slimmed down to a trickle of tweets before being forgotten about entirely. Few such campaigns were as short-lived, though, as one launched by the Congressional Civility Caucus in late 2012 as members entered the final stretch before...