More than 9,000 people representing 44 countries took part in the agency's challenge, producing 770 entries and five overall winners.
The software supports CAC and PIV card authentication, and meets NSA and DISA requirements for secure Bluetooth communication.
Four new cloud-based mobile solutions let agencies collaborate, connect with citizens from any device and speed up mobile app development.
A new app works with the cards on iOS and Android platforms, as will future versions of BlackBerry 10.
Xplore's newest model stands up to just about any military test for ruggedness, and it exceeds the specifications in some areas.
Connect lets users view, work with and share information while it stays safely behind the network firewall.
The company's app for BlackBerry gives users full Office 365 and on-premise SharePoint functionality.
The company's Universal Cloud Release Station, on display at FOSE, can be tied to a PIV of CAC card.
The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, which replaced BIOS for booting Windows 8, is moving into mobile and non-PC devices.
Exhibitors on the show floor at FOSE 2013 offer technologies that can help agencies meet 21st century challenges.
The annual conference and expo kicks off Tuesday, tackling the key challenges facing the public-sector IT community.
The U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD) 810 tests are designed to let users know how equipment will perform in harsh environments. Here are the eight tests most commonly applied to computing devices.