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HHS prescribes 11 basic steps for securing mobile devices

With an eye toward protecting patient privacy, HHS offers tools for keeping health data protected on mobile devices -- advice that any public-sector agency could follow.

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Good Vault wears iPhone security on its sleeve

Good Technology's product fits over an iPhone 4 or 4s and contains a smart-card or microSD reader for two-factor authentication.

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Amplifier boosts long-range Wi-Fi for Windows 8 devices

Amped Wireless' compact TAN1 uses high-gain antennas to increase performance.

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How to disable a smart phone's geotagging feature

Pictures taken with a GPS-enabled device can give up your location, as the recent arrest of John McAfee showed. But turning off the function is not hard.

10 predictions for government IT in 2013

Consolidation, cloud and mobile computing, lots of data and the foundations of smart government are among the key trends forecasted by IDC Government Insights.

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FCC tests if 911 cell-phone calls can be traced indoors

With a growing number of 911 calls coming from cell phones, an FCC committee wants to set benchmarks on the accuracy of calls made from inside buildings.

Government citizen services

Data-driven government's goal: Personalized service

Agencies need to create a tech strategy that supports convergence of cloud, big data, mobility and Web services, a Justice CTO says.

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8 reasons agency IT will change course in 2013

Next year is likely to be a tipping point when agencies will have to make landmark decisions about the types of client machines they use.

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Test drive: BlackBerry 10 has the features for work/life balance

Centralized messaging, integrated calendar, predictive text and segregated work and personal functions are aimed at helping RIM maintain a hold in the enterprise.

Minneapolis city services

City calls in open standards to clear away 311 pile-up

By leveraging open standards for 311 non-emergency reporting, Minneapolis plans to automate tasks now handled at labor-intensive call centers.

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Open311 reduces dependence on call centers

The Open311 initiative provides a standard protocol for linking location-based information to existing municipal 311 services.

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NIST spells out baseline security requirements for next-gen mobile devices

Mobile devices lack the hardware-based security needed to make them trusted tools in the workplace; a draft NIST publication identifies the requirements for making them secure enterprise devices.