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New electronic payment system could catch on in government

Iowa has adopted Dwolla's real-time, fixed-fee online and mobile payment system and plans to use the platform at all levels of state government.

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Motorola releases secure management tool for Android devices

The company's AME 2000 lets organizations centrally manage encryption and aligns with government security specifications.

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Step two of DOD's mobile strategy outlines pilot projects

The recently released Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan lists a range of pilots that could have an impact on the goals of the Mobile Device Strategy.

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New Mexico upgrades its Web, mobile experience

The state's transportation department used Adobe Experience Manager, which the company has just updated, to redesign and launch an intuitive website in six months.

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Navy's ship-to-ship communications go 4G

The Naval Air Systems Command is testing an LTE network for high-bandwidth ship-to-ship communications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.