Back of police car with words emergency dial 911

Text-to-911: Call when you can, text when you must

As text-to-911 service begins appear around the country, the FCC, public safety agencies and carriers warn that it is a complement to and not a substitute for voice calls in an emergency.

Durham emergency communications center

When NextGen 911 services show up, cloud-based call centers will be ready

Durham, N.C., is one a handful of jurisdictions that have moved 911 call centers to the cloud, preparing to implement a full range of IP-based services as they become available.

Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

Ambulance rushing to emergency

App would give 911 operators control of callers' smart phones

The Android app being developed at the University of North Texas would let dispatchers use a smart phone's camera and sensors to get a better view of an emergency.

IPv6 use up at Virginia Tech

The switch to IPv6 is on: Who’s out in front?

A year after the global launch, traffic using IPv6 has doubled, with some mobile networks, university campuses and government agencies driving the switch.

Mobile data floating through hands

From an $8,150 laptop to disposable smart-phone satellites: A mobile timeline

Fueled by government research, advances in portable computers, untethered phones and wireless communication standards ushered in today's anytime, anyplace way of doing business.

DARPA looking for ideas for mobile ad hoc networks or MANETs

Call ahead: The next 5 years of mobile computing

Mobile technology has changed a lot in the past 30 years. It may change even more in the next five.

BlackBerry Q10

BlackBerry Q10 features a real keyboard, smart ID card support

The company's new phone harkens to the days of old with a physical keyboard, while adding new functionality and security features with Version 10.1 of the OS.

Steps going into the clouds

The next 5 years: Everything converges and rides in the cloud

Big data, analytics, mobile computing and social media will blend together, with services doled out by cloud brokers.

Servers in the path of an approaching tornado

When disaster strikes, will federal data be safe?

Data volume is up, backup systems are nearing capacity and several factors have limited testing, leading feds to fear that systems aren't ready for recovery, a MeriTalk survey finds.

Tablet, smartphone, ebook reader and laptop sitting on a blueprint

OMB delivers advice to help agencies get going on mobile

The Mobile Security Reference Architecture is one more guide for agencies wrestling with how so securely bring smart phones and tablets into their networks.

GammaTech Durabook TA10

Rugged tablet has the toughness, security features for field duty

GammaTech's Durabook TA10 meets a variety of MIL-STD and IP standards and can include a FIPS 201 fingerprint scanner for two-factor authentication.

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