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.

mobile devices in cloud

Cloud-based performance testing launches for mobile apps, sites

Agency app developers can now load test their products using a new cloud-based load testing service designed for mobile apps, application programming interfaces and websites.

Idaho OntheGo mobile credit card payments

Idaho takes credit card payments on Android devices

Idaho OnTheGo allows state, county and city employees anywhere in the state to take credit and debit card payments on Android devices, even where there is no cell or Wi-Fi service.

Line of dominos

The IT domino effect: First big data, then mobility, cloud…

Anyone who manages IT systems knows technology change can have a domino effect across an entire organization. Be prepared for the influx of new data and new devices.

Smartphone weather app

Partnership yields new weather stations, irrigation scheduling app

A pilot crop water conservation project developed by Anheuser-Busch, the Bureau of Reclamation and two state universities will mean improved water efficiency for Idaho Falls area barley growers.

AppVet streamlines app-vetting workflow

NIST's AppVet makes sure apps are ready for government work

AppVet provides a framework for managing the app-vetting workflow, including uploading apps, receiving reports and generating an overall risk assessment.

Man checks smart phone

Web app tracks prison probationers

The New York City Department of Probation is pioneering a new goal-tracking Web app aimed at reducing recidivism and encouraging positive behavior among those on probation.

City in the palm of hand

Gartner: 10 trends for smart government

The market research firm identified 10 strategic technology trends and described how government IT managers can apply them to their innovation efforts.

Data sharing lets states collaborate on toll collecting

Transportation agencies in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have developed technology and policies to enforce toll collections across state lines.

Topic Resources

  • How DevOps can accelerate deployment of Healthcare systems with reduced cost and risk: Successes from multiple domains

    Change in Healthcare systems – driven by the new laws and regulations, demands for mobile services, and rising costs – can be delivered with greater speed and quality by integrating DevOps processes and tools into existing development and delivery environments. By applying lean and agile principles across the software delivery lifecycle, DevOps helps organizations deliver a differentiated and engaging customer experience, achieve quicker time to value, and gain increased capacity to innovate.

  • Enabling Government to Citizen Engagement through Mobility and Identity Solutions

    In today’s digital environment, citizens and employees have high expectations for government services. Whether they are checking employee benefits, access tax records, or conducting a transaction, they assume that information or services will be available whenever they need it and whatever device they are using. But to make this possible, agencies need to understand both the tools and tactics for delivering and securing mobile engagement. This webcast will provide agencies with insights into how to leverage the latest developments in mobile and identity technology.

  • 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.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.