Soldier providing security on a raid

Smart phones as sensors: locating snipers, or parking spots

Agencies see a lot of potential in using sensor networks made up of smart phones for any number of military and civilian uses.

Handheld Nautiz X1 rugged smart phone loaded with Cummings Engineering SAIFE encryption software

A smart phone that's rugged, submersible and NSA-secure

The SAIFE Sentry X1 puts FIPS 140-2 and NSA encryption into an ultra-rugged casing.

Mobile workers with laptop and smartphone

BYOD is changing the telework picture and advocacy group's name

The Telework Exchange, an advocate for teleworking in government, has changed its name to the Mobile Work Exchange, a shift that reflects a new reality.

DuraBook U12Ci from GammaTech

Tablet/laptop for field work combines ruggedness and security

DuraBook U12Ci from GammaTech is a rugged tablet/laptop that includes a fingerprint reader.

Mobile device management

Don't manage mobile devices, manage the enterprise

Mobile devices bring so many security risks into networks that governance must move beyond device management to encompass much broader enterprise issues.

BlackBerry 10

BES 10's release paves the way for new BlackBerry devices

RIM's server software for the new OS will support Android and iOS devices, along with all the new features in BlackBerry 10.

Asus MeMO Pad

Mini-tablets keep getting skinnier

Asus' MeMO Pad, at 4.69 inches, is about a half-inch narrower than most other small tablets, which can come in handy in the field.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Other cyber shoe waiting to drop on BYOD

Lax security could soon threaten the gains agencies have made by letting employees use their own mobile devices for work, a new study says. There are basic protective steps agencies can take now.

Panasonic Toughpad

Panasonic adds a mini and a Windows 8 tablet to its Toughpad line

Company unveils two tablets -- an Android device that can be held in one hand and a Windows 8 Pro tablet -- that meet MIL-STD-810G rugged specs.

Smart phone with New York City map app

Agencies have the tools to unleash dynamic mobile services

A smart mobility platform with integrated security will let agencies at all levels focus on the real goal: transforming the way they provide services, Vervio's T.L. Neff says.

Panasonic Toughpad

4 tablets that would look good under the public-sector tree

In the season of giving -- and getting -- here are four new and forthcoming tablets that have appealing features for agencies.

People checking cellphones

Total on-the-job control of Android devices?

Software being developed by Optio Labs would control data access and app use depending on location, time of day, other apps in use and even who you’re with.

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.

  • Ensuring Application Security in Mobile Device Environments

    In today’s business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices—outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-own device (BYOD) model—allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This often leads to employees having a mix of corporate and personal applications on the same device, which gives the security team less control over devices that can access corporate networks.