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.

4 waves of cloud: Are agencies along for the ride?

The public sector has moved toward cloud computing, but has it been enough of a catalyst to ensure interoperability?

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.