Look back at 30 years of government IT

The best (and worst) influences on 30 years of government IT

From the IBM PC to apps on demand, and cyber threats to FISMA, our experts weigh in on the biggest influences — good and bad — of the past three decades.

Epson PowerLite 4000 series installation projectors with iProjection app

Projectors light up large venues, with iOS, Android control

Epson's new PowerLight 4000 series produce enough lumens for just about any room and have an app that gives users full control from iOS and Android devices.

Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone

A breakdown of DOD security controls for iOS and Android

DISA specifies required capabilities for secure use of two more mobile operating systems on DOD networks.

30-year showdown: IBM PC vs. Apple iPhone

While marking GCN's 30th year, we're taking a look at how far computing has progressed in three decades. It's no secret that PCs have advanced greatly in the intervening years, but how does an IBM PC stack up against an iPhone?

iPhone in hands of Army user

DISA opens a path for iOS, Android devices in military

The agency approves security guidelines for Android and iOS operating systems, expanding the range of new devices in a market dominated by BlackBerry.

T 10 mobile application

'Largest hackathon ever' gives NASA a new payload of space apps

More than 9,000 people representing 44 countries took part in the agency's challenge, producing 770 entries and five overall winners.

Citrix Receiver with BAI CAC reader

Citrix Receiver now supports Android smart-card authentication

The software supports CAC and PIV card authentication, and meets NSA and DISA requirements for secure Bluetooth communication.

Citizen reports landslide to city via 311 app

Salesforce.com optimizes mobile apps for government

Four new cloud-based mobile solutions let agencies collaborate, connect with citizens from any device and speed up mobile app development.

Biometric Associates smart card reader

Mobile authentication for CAC, PIV cards could get easier

A new app works with the cards on iOS and Android platforms, as will future versions of BlackBerry 10.

iX104C5 M2 tablet from Xplore Technologies

Ultra-rugged tablet, with CAC reader, ready for the field

Xplore's newest model stands up to just about any military test for ruggedness, and it exceeds the specifications in some areas.

NetApp Connect on smartphone

Net App Connect provides a secure platform for BYOD

Connect lets users view, work with and share information while it stays safely behind the network firewall.

harmonie Collaboration app for Blackberry 10

App company brings collaboration to BlackBerry 10

The company's app for BlackBerry gives users full Office 365 and on-premise SharePoint functionality.

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.