Payphones on a New York City street

NYC replacing payphones with Wi-Fi hotspots

Wi-Fi network connection points will be installed in NYC public payphone kiosks, replacing the aging devices. The hotspots will also still include an option for voice services and offer free calling to 911 and 311.

Mi-Corp smart form on a tablet

Mobile smart form speeds transportation research

The Transportation Department is turning to mobile smart form technology to help move critical traffic safety information to analysts faster and more efficiently.

Nusura SimulationDeck

Air Force seeks media-simulating training tool

Peterson Air Force Base is looking for sources to provide a tool to simulate the flow of email, social media, blogs and other communications under crisis conditions.

beamSmart delivers multilayered content that enhances the safety and response of emergency personnel

Campus police test safety app with two-way, multimedia comm

Campus police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, are testing a technology platform that integrates multimedia with real-time geo-technologies accompanied by machine learning and mobile-to-mobile security.

App allow sharing of geoint when not connected

Need GEOINT? There’s an app for that, even when disconnected.

A new capability lets the military, first responders and security personnel share geospatial intelligence data via mobile devices even with little or no connectivity.

Parking in the city

API offers real-time parking data for cities, universities

Currently in private beta, the API links parking availability information from Streetline to mobile and Web apps, dynamic messages signs and in-car navigation systems.

iPad with agricultural data

Ag office successfully fields mobile IT

To run a successful mobile IT program, IT managers need to address both the technology and management issues involved.

Trimble Feedback

Trimble offers agencies feedback management as a service

Geospatial technology developer Trimble Inc. offers local governments a cloud-based service to help local governments manage service requests and constituent feedback.

Rugged devices in use by the military

Rugged notebooks and modular handhelds debut

Two companies, Dell and VT Miltope, recently announced rugged models for users in military service, public safety, manufacturing and first response.

BlackBerry Enterprise offerings

BlackBerry adds security for iOS and Android to enterprise platform

Enterprise Service 10.2 extends BlackBerry's secure back end to almost any device in a BYOD setting and separates work and personal data on iOS and Android devices.

Google Glass for first responders

App aims to turn Google Glass into a situational awareness tool

BAE Systems' GXP Xplorer Snap mobile app is being designed to speed delivery of intelligence and other situational data to first responders.

Apartment fire

Is the public safety community ready for new 911 location rules?

The FCC is proposing location requirements for the first time on cellular 911 calls made indoors, but even if carriers deliver, the data Public Safety Answering Points will need upgrades to use it.

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.