storm damage

After Sandy hit, Coast Guard comm got ... better

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.

GPS

Juniper app works to correct GPS errors

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.

Colorado

DISA's satellite-comm device helps with Colorado flood efforts

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.

Agliz

Tough tablet has strength, endurance and (probably) enough speed for the field

The Algiz 10X from Handheld Group easily passes every ruggedness test and can run all day, though its Atom processor has performance limits.

remote authentication

Remote authentication guidelines updated for a mobile world

NIST's update provides minimum technical requirements for remotely authenticating users over open networks.

PIV

PIV credentials can now be used with mobile devices

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.

iPhone scan

Is the new iPhone's fingerprint scanner a sign of things to come?

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.

View of cell tower from behind barbed wire fence

Managing cellular access means really managing it, sometimes daily

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Will Samsung's tablet strike the right note with government users?

The Galaxy Note 8.0 does everything you need a tablet to do, with enhanced security features that should appeal to government users.

Parchman

Prisons get a new way to stop inmates from using cell phones

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.

secure text

R U secure? Encrypted texting expands to Android OS.

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.

mobile U

Go team: College coursework takes to mobile apps

Universities are teaching students on their own terms, conducting coursework with the help of mobile applications.

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