Nautical chart

NOAA charts course toward open nautical data

This summer, NOAA's Coast Survey office plans to offer a new service that will make it easier for application developers to use NOAA charts in their products.

Man texting on smartphone against backdrop of legacy computer equipment

FCC tackles data mobility across 200 legacy systems

The Federal Communications Commission wants to ensure efforts now underway to redesign hundreds of legacy systems will support data mobility.

Toughpad FZ-E1 and Toughpad FZ-X1 are fully rugged, 5-inch enterprise-class handheld tablets

Smaller Toughpads get voice connectivity

Panasonic announced two fully rugged, 5-inch enterprise-class handheld tablets for mobile professionals.

HP Pro x2 612 and Elite 700

HP debuts IT systems fit for public sector demand

HP announced mobile devices and virtual workstation technology the company says meet the demands of its government customers.

Army Network Integration Evaluation at Fort Bliss Texas

Army tests commercial networking tech for the battlefield

4G LTE infrastructure is part of a new collection of advanced commercial technologies, including first responder capabilities and Wi-Fi for command posts tested at this spring's Network Integration Evaluation.

digital fingerprints discovered with mobile forensics

Mobile forensics tools hammer out evidence

Proprietary and open source forensic tools are helping law enforcement extract evidence from mobile devices and even recover data that has been deleted.

Digital forensics on mobile phones

Can digital forensics keep up with smartphone tech?

Smartphones provide a wealth of evidence for forensics investigators, but the escalating number and variety of mobile devices coupled with a growing case backlog has put digital forensics development to the test.

Mobile worker accessing office network

Agencies work to close mobile security, connectivity gaps

The demands of security and connectivity are the two major challenges confronting agencies as they roll out mobile networks, government IT executives say.

search of smartphone data to be determined by the court

Smartphones before the court: Searchable wallets or pocket PCs?

There are tools and techniques law enforcement can use to get data from a smartphone, but the question of when police can search a phone remains to be decided.

Wi-Fi access for Amtrak trains

Amtrak seeks faster Wi-Fi for Northeast trains

The railroad service is looking for a dedicated, wireless trackside network that provides a high-capacity, broadband-speed Internet connection between Washington and Boston.

Highway department uses Xora cloud-based mobile management tools

GPS, geofencing drive highway department efficiency

The highway department in Cheektowaga, N.Y., uses cloud-based mobile management tools created by Xora for GPS tracking and vehicle trip auditing, mileage management and more.

Census worker ringing doorbell

Census to test Internet-enabled survey for 2020 count

Census Bureau is already exploring how new applications might help improve the cost, participation rate, energy savings and accuracy of the next decennial census.

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