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Will AT&T's phase-out of 2G service affect gov customers?

The company, a service provider under the GSA’s Networx telecom contract, will phase out 2G mobile service during the next five years to make room on its networks for more advanced services.

4 tips for making the leap to unified computing

Alaska's enterprise architect offers tips for overcoming migration hurdles to deploying so-called fabric or unified computing.

Unified computing makes Alaska smaller, faster, more secure

A private cloud based on unified computing technology has turned Alaska's IT unit into a versatile services provider for the state.

They send sensitive data to cloud, even if they don't trust security

A survey of managers finds that a majority have little or no knowledge of how their providers protect their data.

NCI gets agile in developing mobile website

IT leaders decided against responsive design, at least for now, but embraced agile development.

Snoop-proof switch takes security to the max

The ServSwitch Black Box Secure keyboard, video and mouse switch exceeds required levels to keep government data secure.

Mobile debate: Adapt website or build your own app?

Each method has its advantages so the National Cancer Institute started by looking at apps already on the market.

Managed service can help organizations meet HIPAA privacy rules

HIPAA Essential from StillSecure can help organizations meet the requirements of the HITECH Act.

Air Force wants to eliminate radar interference from wind turbines

The proliferation of wind turbines especially near military installations has created risks to radar systems.

HUD automates records management to better handle FOIA requests

Three million documents have been digitized and added to the system, which can be accessed any time from any browser.

Avatar screens border-crossers in Arizona

CBP is testing a system that uses speech recognition and voice anomaly-detection software to detect signs that a traveler might be lying.

Mars rover Curiosity will phone home on NASA's interplanetary Internet

Data from the Mars Science Laboratory will ride back to Earth on NASA's Deep Space Network.

Many gov IT managers unsure about cloud strategy, study finds

Government organizations spending on cloud computing tend to be those that have dealt frist with foundation issues such as enterprise and services-oriented architectures, according to the IDC Government Insights report.

How one agency followed its users onto the mobile Web

The National Cancer Institute's website wasn't mobile friendly, but that didn't stop visits via mobile devices from increasing fivefold in six months.

Md. governor's office trades paper, printers for iPads

One-man iPad pilot program now embraces 30 staffers and has reduced office paper use by 90 percent to 95 percent.