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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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Confused by Obamacare? Ask the President

January 31, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When a Kentucky mother of two complained to the president in a virtual chat on Friday that she’d received conflicting information about whether her 10-year-old son could continue to see a specialist under a new Obamacare plan, he offered a standard response, noting that the HealthCare.gov website is improving and...

Here’s What State of the Union Tweeters Cared About Most

January 31, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For the second year in a row, White House officials took social media questions from the public in a roundtable discussion following the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. There were over 18,000 tweets using the #SOTUchat hash tag before and during the discussion, according to a Nextgov...

Senator 'Won't Back Down' Despite White House Efforts to Weaken Federal Spending Transparency Bill

January 31, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The author of a Senate proposal to standardize the way the government records its spending data lashed out on Thursday at a White House proposal to pare back the reform. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he would “not back down” in his effort to pass a stronger version of the...

Commerce Seeks a Single System to Manage Its Citizen Services

January 30, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Commerce Department is in the market for a customer relationship management platform to use across all its divisions, similar to the products private sector companies use to manage relationships with their customers, contracting documents show. Relationship management platforms typically allow customers to have a single profile across different divisions...

A Tech Free State of the Union

January 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Soon before President Obama took the stage for tonight’s State of the Union address, GovLoop founder Steve Ressler asked Twitter how likely the president was to mention government technology or procurement reform. I predicted that HealthCare.gov, the administration’s once-troubled online health insurance exchange that’s been in generally good working order...

White House Pushes Weaker Version of Spending Transparency Bill

January 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House would like to roll back some transparency requirements in House-passed legislation that would standardize how the government records and publishes spending information, according to documents obtained by Federal News Radio. The proposed changes to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act include removing a requirement that agencies publish...

Government Web Satisfaction Drops After HealthCare.gov Launch

January 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Public satisfaction with government websites fell across the board in the last quarter when the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov, the Obama administration’s online health insurance marketplace, put government website performance front and center, according to a report released on Tuesday. Satisfaction with government websites fell two points in the quarter...

A More Social State of the Union

January 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House digital team is adding a social layer on top of President Obama’s State of the Union address again this year. As it did last year, the administration will stream an enhanced version of the State of the Union address on its website and on Facebook and Google+...

Proposed Law Would Give U.S. Chief Technology Officer Oversight of Major IT Projects

January 27, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two members of Congress are floating legislation that would give the U.S. government’s chief technology officer the power to review and in some cases take charge of major information technology projects throughout the government. The Reforming Federal Procurement of Information Technology, or RFP-IT, Act would put the power of legislation...

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...