Nokia

Windows Phone upgrade adds on-the-job improvements

Update 3 is fairly minor in nature, but it adds several important features that serious users were craving.

clouds

Army gives some groups a choice of Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps

Cloud-based email and collaboration services are for organizations that can't take part in DOD Enterprise Email.

waterways

EPA site taps a deep well of water data

The How's My Waterway website and mobile app delivers easy-to-find, plain-language information on the condition of the nation's waters, drawn from the depths of EPA's technical databases.

security

Security tool keeps data safe across collaboration systems

CipherPoint data security software prevents privileged IT administrators, attackers from accessing sensitive information across on-premise and cloud-based collaboration systems.

Kyocera glass

Revolutionary way to transmit sound is being heard

Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic technology transmits sounds via the air and through body tissue -- mitigating background noise and traveling through ear plugs.

cloud money

Cloud gaining traction as state and local cost-cutter

Nearly half of the government IT professionals in a survey said their state or municipality has migrated or plans to move applications to the cloud, according to a Unisys study.

police crowd

California PD tests the limits of cellphone tracking

Mountain View police recently tested an opt-in system from Polaris and found that it mostly works, though there are trade-offs.

Managers concerned about IT budgets, cybersecurity

IT managers: The biggest threat to infrastructure isn't cyber

Reducing costs, improving security, boosting efficiency are the top priorities for federal, state and local agencies, according to a Cisco survey.

Young girls fishing in a small creek

EPA's How's My Waterway app delivers transparency, environmental awareness

EPA's How's My Waterway web application was designed to conserve technology, operate across multiple devices and maintain a bond of information transparency to the public.

VALET

Visual analytics app gives police a nearly omniscient view

Purdue University researchers' VALET combines crime, traffic, geospatial, weather and other data on one screen for real-time situational awareness and predictive capabilities.

USS San Antonio

Navy's 4G LTE network signals new era in ship-to-ship communications

The Long-Term Evolution network lets personnel on the two ships receive real-time video streaming from air nodes mounted on helicopters, which in turn allows officers to make quicker and more accurate decisions based on what advance units are doing.

Go pass

Public transit gets on the bus with smartphone ticketing

Dallas-Fort Worth and Portland are among the latest to let customers buy bus and rail tickets with their smartphones, and riders are responding.

Topic Resources

  • 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.