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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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Democrats Seek Classified Briefing on HealthCare.gov Docs, Citing Security

December 16, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers continued to wrangle on Monday over how and whether to publicly release a collection of emails and reports that document the troubled building and disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov. The ranking Democrats of seven House committees sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seeking...

Battle Heats Up Over HealthCare.gov Paper Trail

December 13, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated to clarify a dispute over House rules regarding disclosing subpoenaed documents. A battle over the paper trail documenting the troubled building of the Obama administration’s online health insurance marketplace heated up on Friday as contractors declined to withhold some documents from congressional overseers and the...

IT Reform Stripped From Defense Bill

December 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated to reflect House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act and to include comment from Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. The compromise version of a defense policy bill that passed the House on Thursday and is awaiting action in the Senate does not include an amendment...

This Group Could Make (or Break?) FOIA Reform

December 12, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A proposed advisory committee to modernize how agencies comply with the Freedom of Information Act could herald a major improvement in relations between government agencies and the researchers, journalists and others who seek documents from them, a privacy advocate says. If the committee is poorly composed or led by agencies...

Issa Charges Sebelius with Criminal Obstruction of HealthCare.gov Investigation

December 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This story has been updated to include comment from Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the oversight committee's ranking member. The lead congressman investigating HealthCare.gov’s dismal performance during its first two months online ratcheted up the executive-congressional conflict on Wednesday, accusing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of criminal obstruction of...

Proposed Budget Deal Offers Stability for Federal IT

December 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The budget deal struck late Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators should offer some predictability for government information technology shops if it wins approval but won’t make it any easier to hire top IT talent into government, analysts said on Wednesday. The deal includes $63 million to roll back part...

Far More People Sought Copies of Health Law Than Enrolled in Plans Online

December 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Here’s an interesting data point: About 3.6 million people retrieved online copies of President Obama’s health care reform law from the Government Printing Office during October and November while only one-tenth that many people enrolled in new insurance plans through HealthCare.gov and state exchanges. That’s at least a small indication...

Outsourcing the Small Stuff, Too

December 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The philosophical question that hangs over HealthCare.gov’s disastrous first two months, experts say, is whether government is capable of doing big things. A related issue that’s often missed by digital government drop-ins is how adept the government has become at not doing some small things either, opting to outsource them...

Only 137,000 People Got Insurance Through HealthCare.gov Last Month

December 11, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Nearly 365,000 Americans selected new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act during October and November, but only 137,000 of those people fully enrolled in a plan through HealthCare.gov last month, the federal government's troubled online marketplace, according to figures released by the Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday....

Phone Apps Help Government, Others Counter Violence Against Women

December 10, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Smart and mobile phones have helped authorities solve crimes from beatings that occurred during the London riots to the Boston Marathon bombing. A panel of experts gathered on Monday said the devices can also help reduce and combat rapes and other gender-based violence. Smartphone apps and text messaging services proliferated...