Mobile Wireless


DISA OKs secure Android mobile system for DOD

The Defense Information Systems Agency approved a mobile management system that allows DOD users of Dell smart phones to securely access critical DOD data and applications.

Who won in Iowa — Facebook, Twitter or the polls?

The presidential primaries offer an unofficial referendum on social media's ability to predict elections. With one of 50 states reporting, who's in the lead?

States, cities, pursue 'any-device' mobile platforms

State and local government CIOs are rushing to answer the public's demand for 'all information, anytime, from any device'.

LightSquared: GPS interference is device-makers' fault

In a petition to the FCC, the company says GPS device-makers have no right to protection from signal interference because LightSquared, not GPS devices, has a license to use the spectrum.

3 resolutions you can make for better security in 2012

Security budgets aren't likely to be plentiful in 2012, but there are things you can do that don't cost much.

DOD still wrestling with scalability, security for wireless networks

DOD experts discuss the challenges involved in issuing mobile devices to military and civilian personnel.

Army's thin-client system to keep field commanders in the loop

Command Web allows commanders to access and share information on the Army's data-rich, high-bandwidth command and control networks.

Readers' choice: GCN's top 10 stories of the year

We covered a lot of ground in our technology coverage during 2011, but there were two topics that really grabbed readers' attention.

Intel's low-power Atom chip ready for Android smart phones, tablets

Will system-on-a-chip design finally let the company cut in on ARM's territory?

2012: 5 reasons it's not the end of the world (and 5 reasons to worry)

The Maya didn't predict the end of the world, just the end of a calendar. And new technologies even give us reason to look forward to 2012.

Army tests thin-client system for common operational view

The Army is evaluating a Web-based system that gives commanders access to previously unavailable data residing on thick-client applications.

Guide to better security for mobile access to networks

NIST’s new electronic authentication guidelines reflect the growing use of remote devices to access government systems, and could help expand use of PIV cards.

5 mobile products that are great for government

The GCN Lab reviews five of the latest smart-phone and tablet products that would be a good fit for government workers at the office, home and in-between.

At Los Alamos Lab, mobile security gets picky

The Los Alamos National Lab takes a 'pick-and-choose' approach to securing mobile networks for its large, diverse user base.