Businessmen having a private conversation in a tunnel

How to secure mobile comm? Cut out the trusted third party.

The Silent Circle crypto service could solve BYOD security through peer-to-peer encryption, and although that could keep authorities from snooping on calls, military and intelligence agencies are getting on board.

Route 1 Mobikey

Connection tech can secure Apple iOS devices in the enterprise

Route1's MobiLINK lets users securely access applications from iOS devices without having to open a VPN tunnel.

Person reporting a pothole with a smartphone app

Fix 311 puts smart phones to work for the city

The app taps phones' GPS and camera features to let users report potholes, public safety issues and other non-emergency problems to authorities without tying up traditional 311 call centers.

Businessman with smartphone showing apps for work and personal use.

Samsung adds feature to separate work, personal data on smart phones

The new feature, called Knox, takes a comprehensive approach to BYOD security, though it is hardware-dependent.

Pentagon and Washington DC covered in snow

BYO3: The tools of telework expand with the mobile workforce

Telework Week gets tens of thousands of feds to try working from home, and they're not all using an agency-issued laptop.

Man on beach as huge storm rolls in

App could improve weather alerts, forecasts

PressureNet takes data from atmospheric sensors on some Android phones to give scientists a clearer picture of severe weather.

Marines with mobile phones and devices

DOD plan for mobile not BYOD-ready

The department recognizes the need to keep its workforce "relevant" and plans to accommodate Android, Apple and BlackBerry devices, but security concerns keep personal devices out of the picture, for now.

Businessman managing mobile devices floating in front of him

IBM gets into mobile management with MobileFirst

Company's suite of services can tie mobile devices to enterprise applications and Web offerings.

mlearning man with smartphone in classroom

12 things you should know about mobile learning

mLearning is a growing field in the public sector, but there's more to it than just putting online learning courses on a smart phone.

Neutering iPads to make them safe in secure environments

How to make iPads safe for government? 'Neuter' them.

Mobile devices can be a risk to secure environments. A CACI exec says one approach to security has been to alter the hardware of Apple iPads.

DCO on tablet

Defense personnel can now take meetings on their Apple devices

Carasoft and Defense Connect Online have released a mobile app for iOS devices that allows for secure collaboration.

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.

Topic Resources

  • 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.