Motorola HC1

Are wearable PCs for the field in sight?

The Motorola HC1 is light and rugged, features that could prove useful to military and civilian agencies.

iPhones

What ICE's choice of iPhones says about agencies' mobile plans

Government users don't want to have to carry two phones, and instead want to be able to use their own devices at work. And since iPhones have become popular among consumers, those are what government agencies want to use.

iPad mini

Does the iPad have the footprint for field work?

Apple's smaller version of the iPad fits in one hand, which could prove useful to agencies with employees in the field.

Special Ops forces in Jackal Stone exercise

GridMeNow helps with DOD exercise

The smart phone-based GridMeNow application helped keep an 11-nation coalition up to date during the recent exercise in Croatia.

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft's tablet begins to Surface

The Surface has features, such as a keyboard built into its cover, that could make it attractive to public sector agencies.

USDA SuperTracker

SuperTracker app: Healthier living through a data-driven diet

USDA nutrition service's online app uses AJAX and social media to provide guidelines for diet and physical activity.

USMC logistics

Logistics takes the point with Marines' modernization

The U.S. Marine Corps uses federated cloud techniques to speed delivery of supplies to the front, sometimes shortening response to a matter of minutes.

ANC Explorer team Arlington cemetery

An app helps restore Arlington’s hallowed ground

After the discovery of unmarked graves and other errors, Arlington conducted a massive data collection effort coupled with back-end improvements to produce ANC Explorer.

WiFi 11ac 60MHz beamforming

High-wireless act: Can high-frequency WiFi be practical?

The 60 GHz band to be used with the 802.11ac will add a huge amount of bandwidth, but risks signal loss over distance. "Beamforming" could solve the problem.

iSuppli PC shipments fall

PC shipments to fall for first time in 11 years

PCs aren't disappearing, but an industry forecast is further evidence of the move to mobile.

New GCN

Welcome to the new GCN.com

Our new look highlights analysis and commentary on the latest technology, tools and tactics in public sector IT.

Polling Place VoterHub

VoterHub app a one-stop shop for election info

State and local election officials contributed data on polling places and ballot to an AT&T-led effort that can help get informed voters to the polls.

Topic Resources

  • Avoiding Insider Threats to Enterprise Security

    This white paper explains how IBM Security Privileged Identity Manager provides enhanced security across various IT environments by centralizing and controlling the use of privileged identities.

  • Managing Threats in the Digital Age

    News of recent security failures have not only resulted in significant expense to the affected enterprises, but have significantly damaged consumer trust and brand reputation. The topic of security is now unquestionably a C-suite priority. Organizations must move toward a more systematic, proactive approach to addressing security threats and managing compliance.

  • Beyond the Next Generation: Meeting the Converging Demands of Network Security

    A number of network security technologies have arisen that claim to be the "next generation" of network defense - but what does this concept actually mean? How is the threat landscape changing the way we think about and deploy network security solutions? Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management at EMA Research provides insight into what we can expect in the area of network security and how to leverage new technologies to meet today's security challenges in light of other considerations such as overall complexity and performance.

  • Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data Solutions

    Security intelligence solution from IBM help organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution enables security analysts to extend analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics, and forensic capabilities for evidence gathering

  • Integrating Security into Development, No Pain Required

    In this whitepaper, senior SANS Analyst Dave Shackleford discusses new ways developers and security teams can work together to create more efficient quality control processes to improve application functionality and security while minimizing bugs.