Police in patrol car talk on radio

3 reasons smartphones aren't ready to replace police radios

Combining cellular and other digital communications with traditional police radio networks increases interoperability and extends coverage areas, but there are limits to its uses.

dispatch

Mixing smartphones, radios gives new life to dispatch system

Replacing an end-of-life radio dispatch system with an IP platform linking smartphones with traditional radios extends the reach and the functionality for San Luis Obispo County's first responders.

Kyocera Hydro Edge

A 'typical' Android that works under water, is clear in loud settings

The Hydro Edge is a waterproof smartphone with good features -- including Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver -- with a low price.

VA apps

Mobile apps are key to VA's New Models of Care program

The department is piloting programs to help developers get their apps up to VA's standards. Note to developers: Know your Scrum.

BOINC

Now, Android phones can help solve the mysteries of the universe

Berkeley makes room for the OS on its BOINC grid so owners can lend their idle computing time to research projects.

cracked phone

Phun with Phones: 3 ways to phreak Android, iOS

The convergence of computing and mobile telephony has made smartphones the new frontier of cybersecurity, with a host of new vulnerability research presented at this year’s Black Hat Briefings.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh launches first-of-its-kind Wi-Fi network for inland waterways

The Wireless Waterways Project reportedly is the first to bring wireless IP communications to inland ports and could spread across the country.

Lenovo Helix

Lenovo's rip-and-flip Helix could find a place in the mobile office

The company's new ThinkPad covers the bases as both a tablet and laptop.

e-authentication

E-authentication: What IT managers will be focusing on over the next 18 months

The moves to cloud computing and shared databases are among the factors driving e-authentication.

Lenovo Helix functions as an ultrabook but with a detachable tablet screen

Lenovo shows off high-performance, rip-and-flip laptop/tablet

The Helix, with an Intel Core processor and running Windows 8, functions as an ultrabook, but with a detachable tablet screen.

BlackBerry Q10

With Q10, BlackBerry makes a last stand for agency users

With an old-school keyboard, BlackBerry security and new management features, the Q10 meets government's twin demands for productivity and personalization.

HP Slate 21 Android desktop computer

Will an Android on the desktop take off for government users?

HP is set to debut the Slate21, an Android-based desktop with a low-cost upgrade path and options for user sharing that could put it in the government buy basket.

Topic Resources

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • 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.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.