Trimble Feedback

Trimble offers agencies feedback management as a service

Geospatial technology developer Trimble Inc. offers local governments a cloud-based service to help local governments manage service requests and constituent feedback.

Rugged devices in use by the military

Rugged notebooks and modular handhelds debut

Two companies, Dell and VT Miltope, recently announced rugged models for users in military service, public safety, manufacturing and first response.

BlackBerry Enterprise offerings

BlackBerry adds security for iOS and Android to enterprise platform

Enterprise Service 10.2 extends BlackBerry's secure back end to almost any device in a BYOD setting and separates work and personal data on iOS and Android devices.

Google Glass for first responders

App aims to turn Google Glass into a situational awareness tool

BAE Systems' GXP Xplorer Snap mobile app is being designed to speed delivery of intelligence and other situational data to first responders.

Apartment fire

Is the public safety community ready for new 911 location rules?

The FCC is proposing location requirements for the first time on cellular 911 calls made indoors, but even if carriers deliver, the data Public Safety Answering Points will need upgrades to use it.

mobile devices in cloud

Cloud-based performance testing launches for mobile apps, sites

Agency app developers can now load test their products using a new cloud-based load testing service designed for mobile apps, application programming interfaces and websites.

Idaho OntheGo mobile credit card payments

Idaho takes credit card payments on Android devices

Idaho OnTheGo allows state, county and city employees anywhere in the state to take credit and debit card payments on Android devices, even where there is no cell or Wi-Fi service.

Line of dominos

The IT domino effect: First big data, then mobility, cloud…

Anyone who manages IT systems knows technology change can have a domino effect across an entire organization. Be prepared for the influx of new data and new devices.

Smartphone weather app

Partnership yields new weather stations, irrigation scheduling app

A pilot crop water conservation project developed by Anheuser-Busch, the Bureau of Reclamation and two state universities will mean improved water efficiency for Idaho Falls area barley growers.

AppVet streamlines app-vetting workflow

NIST's AppVet makes sure apps are ready for government work

AppVet provides a framework for managing the app-vetting workflow, including uploading apps, receiving reports and generating an overall risk assessment.

Man checks smart phone

Web app tracks prison probationers

The New York City Department of Probation is pioneering a new goal-tracking Web app aimed at reducing recidivism and encouraging positive behavior among those on probation.

City in the palm of hand

Gartner: 10 trends for smart government

The market research firm identified 10 strategic technology trends and described how government IT managers can apply them to their innovation efforts.