Baltimore dives into smart water metering

Baltimore dives into smart water metering

Baltimore is one of the latest cities to install automated meters to collect precise data on utility usage in an effort to provide more accurate billing, increase efficiency and reduce waste.

2014 GCN Award Winners

10 public sector projects win GCN Awards for IT excellence

The 2014 GCN Award winning projects range from a system that streamlined a process for victims of physical abuse to obtain protective orders to a cost-saving mobile app by a self-taught Air Force dev team.

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

As security challenges are addressed, the mobile conversation is moving from technology acquisition and introduction to assimilation into agencies' missions.

Customs

App speeds Customs inspection for travelers

The Mobile Passport Control app lets eligible travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form prior to CBP inspection via a iOS smartphone or tablet.

IBM alliance could expand Apple

What's next for government enterprise mobility

The partnership between Apple and IBM may help overcome traditional barriers to deploying mobile enterprise solutions in the government space: security and long development cycles.

Ebola treatment clinic

Tracking Ebola with CDC's app

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the Epi Info viral hemorrhagic fever application is getting its first chance to speed contact tracing of everyone exposed to a person with Ebola and to help with the collection and management of data.

Digital delivery trucks

Postal Service envisions Internet of packages and things

The Postal Service explores how best to interconnect postal operations with the future Internet of Things, when the network can spot delays before the customer does.

Charlotte utility GIS app streamlines easement clearings

GIS app streamlines easement clearings

A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.

reconstruction on the capitol dome

Site renovation: How THOMAS transformed into Congress.gov

The Congress.gov website and database is set to launch in September with a mobile-friendly interface and easier to use, more advanced search functions.

Army building marketplace for tactical hardware

Army building marketplace for tactical IT hardware

The Army's hardware marketplace will give soldiers a 'plug-and-play' experience, whether they are accessing information on secure handheld devices, vehicle mounted systems or command post screens.

In-Q-Tel invests in tech to voice-enable apps

In-Q-Tel invests in tech to voice-enable apps

The partnership with Expect Labs will help agencies build apps that navigate through large volumes of data using only voice, touch and gesture.

Forest Service wants app to map firefighter safety zones

Forest Service wants app to map firefighter safety zones

The U.S. Forest Service plans to develop a mobile app that would allow firefighters to determine safety zones during a firefight.

Topic Resources

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • Mobile Apps Make Gains in Identity and Security

    The government is transitioning its mobile app offerings from straightforward informational to more complex transactional setups. As more agencies embrace mobile apps, their possibilities become apparent and their security policies necessary. Read this informative Digital Dialogue to learn how agencies can take advantage of emerging mobile solutions while maintaining data security.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.