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.
The Department of Homeland Security announced a prize competition for a low-cost, robust, real-time indoor tracking capability for first responders.
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.
The Customs and Border Patrol is expanding its Mobile Passport Control application to include Android users and use at Miami International Airport.
The technology built into most smartphones can provide more sophisticated authentication than a paper drivers’ license or passport.
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.
North Carolina released a mobile traffic application that gives users live data on weather alerts and road conditions.
Waze will share traffic data with the city in an effort to improve signal timing and ease congestion.
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.
The Coast Guard said it wants to build an interface to take advantage of geo-positioning and other metadata produced by 911 call centers.
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.
Recent modifications to IT standards confirm a changing approach to security, interoperability, and performance metrics by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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.
The Transportation Department issued a pre-solicitation notice for a working model of a connected vehicle transportation system.