Mobile Gov Wikithon

Mobile Gov Wikithon: Where the rubber meets the code

Monthly sessions of volunteers help expand the Mobile Gov Wiki, a go-to resource for best practices on mobile government.

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Army team sets a standard for developing mobile learning apps

Having developed 77 apps since 2009, the Sustainment Center of Excellence team offers some lessons learned.

Student faces a steep climb

Agencies face a learning curve to get to mLearning

Mobile learning has great potential as an educational tool, and it will be around for the long haul, but building platforms and apps isn't as easy as you might think.

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5 tips for secure mobile apps

Security is a natural concern for agencies building mobile applications. Here are a few important points to keep in mind.

Raytheon One Force mobile collaboration app

One Force app lets first responders collaborate

Raytheon releases a suite of tools for smart phones and other devices that combines voice communications, maps, GPS tracking and image and video sharing.

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Using IP to give radio systems a national footprint

A radio-to-IP system brings smart phones into public safety networks but it's no replacement for traditional land mobile radios, users in Mobile County, Ala., say.

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Hybrid apps: The future of mobile development?

Agencies deciding on whether to provide mobile services via an on-device app or a Web app might want to consider the advantages of combining the two.

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During snowstorm Nemo, cell-phone alert systems worked, sort of

The Commercial Mobile Alert System, designed to alert people in targeted areas of serious emergencies and pending disasters, got the message out, but only to users with the right phones.

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Forensics tool helps police crack suspects' cell phones

Paraben's Device Seizure 6 can break passwords, track where a phone has been and map the complete file system, including deleted data.

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Authentication with cloud, BYOD: It's complicated

The growth of IT services across the enterprise makes identifying users complex, but three government efforts aim to standardize and simplify access control.

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Sensor sensibility: How it can help make smart phones secure

Greater functionality for smart phones can mean bigger security concerns, but their new capabilities could also be used to protect them.

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When smart-phone technology hits the wall

Even smart phones have their limits, but developers are finding ways to build sophisticated sensors than can connect to phones and expand mobile networks.

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.