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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.