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.

Data sharing lets states collaborate on toll collecting

Transportation agencies in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have developed technology and policies to enforce toll collections across state lines.

Mobile workers in Washington DC

USDA rolls out mobility management as a service

The Agriculture Department's Next Generation Mobility solution is a managed service to help its agencies integrate mobile devices into their missions.

Use of tablets saves printing

Fresno goes mobile to save time, money -- and trees

With Novell's ZENworks the city created a platform-neutral backend that would support any type of mobile device with security policies, asset tracking and emergency wiping –- keeping all data inhouse.

Cellebrite UFED Permission Management software

Software helps police manage lawful access to forensics info

Cellebrite mobile permission management helps admins manage data access privileges to groups of users on a right-to-know or need-to-know basis.

Charlotte NC skyline

Mecklenburg County extends employees' mobility, security

The North Carolina county combined Office 365, Microsoft Surface Pro tablets and Windows Azure to increase mobility and security – and save money.

trying to text about an emergency

Interoperability lab to test next-gen 911 services

Mobile technology provider TeleCommunications Systems Inc. will open an interoperability lab to help call handling services vendors test interfaces to next-generation 911 systems.

Citizens Connect 311 app

Boston posts guide for civic engagement tools

Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics together with researchers with Emerson College's Engagement Game Lab recently released a "lessons learned" booklet for developing and deploying innovative tools for engaging citizens.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

More mobile from Microsoft: Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite licensing

Microsoft announced several new products, including a new Enterprise Mobility Suite licensing option and the long-awaited Office for iPad.