Dallas-Fort Worth and Portland are among the latest to let customers buy bus and rail tickets with their smartphones, and riders are responding.
The TRIDENT mobile ad-hoc network, pressed into service after Superstorm Sandy, improved communications for a fraction of the price, and is now being deployed elsewhere.
The app, which works with the company's Mesa Geo rugged notepad, takes into account a user's mode of transportation in considering the accuracy of signals.
The SHOUT Nano, a pocket-sized Iridium communicator and tracking device, is being used by the Army Air National Guard for to keep troops in touch.
The Algiz 10X from Handheld Group easily passes every ruggedness test and can run all day, though its Atom processor has performance limits.
NIST's update provides minimum technical requirements for remotely authenticating users over open networks.
The latest revision of FIPS 201, which sets the requirements for PIV cards, includes credentials for mobile devices and new interfaces to enable access with contactless connections.
If opened to app developers, Apple's Touch ID could give another authentication option to agencies looking to manage mobile devices, especially if other smartphone manufacturers follow suit.
A system to block contraband cell phones in prisons must be continually tuned to ensure that it covers the required footprint but does not step out of bounds.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 does everything you need a tablet to do, with enhanced security features that should appeal to government users.
A system from Tecore Networks lets prisons establish their own cellular base stations so they can keep prisoners from using illegal phones while giving legitimate users access.
Silent Circle releases its latest end-to-end encryption tool, which enables secure texting between Apple iOS and Android platforms. A secure, peer-to-peer email app is due next year.