Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

With the presidential election coming up in 2016, many constituencies are considering how they can use technology to secure and streamline the voting process.

Agencies tap into recreational data

Agencies tap into recreational data

The departments of Interior and Agriculture will showcase data and platforms that will make it easier to access recreational information across the United States.

NHTSA upgrades crash data collection tech

NHTSA crash data upgrade slowed by tight budgets

Armed with mobile technology and new data sampling methods, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration aims to improve the accuracy of its crash data, but funding restrictions are slowing the transition, GAO says.

government in a mobile payment world

The future of mobile payments in government

Now that most mobile platforms support near-field communications, government must be ready to interact with a world where financial transactions will be increasingly handled on smartphones.

Google’s MDM program for putting Android to work

Google’s MDM program for putting Android to work

Google’s Android for Work program is designed to give IT departments a consistent approach for mobile device management of Android devices through standardized management APIs.

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

In an effort to spur development of new technologies, the Food and Drug Administration said it would not regulate health apps that pose no threat to patients.

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

While extracting value from mobile applications can be challenging for local governments, most are on the path to delivering information and services anywhere, anytime on any device.

Coast Guard searches for next-gen 911 data links

The Coast Guard said it wants to build an interface to take advantage of geo-positioning and other metadata produced by 911 call centers.

Indiana ramps up mobile apps for government

Since Indiana launched mobile device management software to push internally developed applications, access to public information has been streamlined and downloads to its app store have boomed.

Sea change at NIST aims to ease agencies’ tech adoption

Sea change at NIST aims to ease agencies’ tech adoption

Recent modifications to IT standards confirm a changing approach to security, interoperability, and performance metrics by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Mobilizing government: Agencies struggle to move beyond strategy

Mobilizing government: Agencies struggle to move beyond strategy

All 24 agencies required to comply with the Digital Government Strategy have made efforts to improve their mobile digital services, but so far much of the work has been in planning rather than execution.

DOT greenlights first phase of smart transportation pilot

DOT greenlights first phase of smart transportation pilot

The Transportation Department issued a pre-solicitation notice for a working model of a connected vehicle transportation system.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.

  • Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation

    IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate their protocol-based IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System GX7800 and compare its efficacy to that of a Snort-based device, a signature-based platform.

  • Ensuring Application Security in Mobile Device Environments

    In today’s business environments, mobile devices make up the fastest growing segment of computing devices—outpacing desktop and laptop computers. As more employees prefer to use mobile devices in the workplace, organizations are rapidly moving towards a bring-your-own device (BYOD) model—allowing employees to use their own mobile devices for business purposes. This often leads to employees having a mix of corporate and personal applications on the same device, which gives the security team less control over devices that can access corporate networks.