Presidents desk

5 tech priorities for the new administration

Here are five technologies the new administration should keep on the presidential blotter.

GPO digital strategy

GPO strategy: Publishing from any source, in any format

As demand for ink on paper slows and digital documents increases, the Government Printing Office is transforming its business model to become content-centric, focusing on authentication and document delivery across a spectrum of devices and formats.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

Samsung PC line built for Win 8's cross-format approach

The company's new laptops and all-in-one PCs use AllShare Play technology to converge PCs and mobile devices.

Fire and rescue unit

Jacksonville upgrades emergency services

Jacksonville’' Fire and Rescue Department worked with the Information Technologies Division to update the Emergency Preparedness Division's website and develop the JaxReady mobile application for iOS and Android smart phones.

Motorola HC1

Are wearable PCs for the field in sight?

The Motorola HC1 is light and rugged, features that could prove useful to military and civilian agencies.


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.

Topic Resources

  • 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.