Eagle County ready for text-to-911

Eagle County ready for text-to-911

Eagle County, Colo. set up its text-to-911 service to meet public expectations for the service, especially among the hard-of-hearing communities.

First responders test links to future public safety net

First responders test future public safety net

At a February ski event, Colorado first responders put LTE mobile broadband to the test in a demo of technologies for a future nationwide public safety network.

Next BlackBerry tablet is aimed at government

Next BlackBerry tablet is aimed at government

BlackBerry announced the SecuTablet, a new secure tablet outfitted with technology components from Samsung, IBM and Secusmart, a German encryption company acquired by BlackBerry last year.

Samsung may bundle Office apps into Knox

Samsung may bundle Office apps into Knox

Reports from the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona indicate that Samsung plans to bundle Microsoft’s Office apps – OneDrive, OneNote and Office 365 – into its Knox Workspace enterprise security platform.

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.