Pictures taken with a GPS-enabled device can give up your location, as the recent arrest of John McAfee showed. But turning off the function is not hard.
Consolidation, cloud and mobile computing, lots of data and the foundations of smart government are among the key trends forecasted by IDC Government Insights.
With a growing number of 911 calls coming from cell phones, an FCC committee wants to set benchmarks on the accuracy of calls made from inside buildings.
Agencies need to create a tech strategy that supports convergence of cloud, big data, mobility and Web services, a Justice CTO says.
Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.
Centralized messaging, integrated calendar, predictive text and segregated work and personal functions are aimed at helping RIM maintain a hold in the enterprise.
By leveraging open standards for 311 non-emergency reporting, Minneapolis plans to automate tasks now handled at labor-intensive call centers.
The Open311 initiative provides a standard protocol for linking location-based information to existing municipal 311 services.
Mobile devices lack the hardware-based security needed to make them trusted tools in the workplace; a draft NIST publication identifies the requirements for making them secure enterprise devices.
Here are five technologies the new administration should keep on the presidential blotter.
As demand for ink on paper slows and digital documents increases, the Government Printing Office is transforming its business model to become content-centric, focusing on authentication and document delivery across a spectrum of devices and formats.
The company's new laptops and all-in-one PCs use AllShare Play technology to converge PCs and mobile devices.