Adobe abandoning Flash for mobile, vindicating Steve Jobs

The company says it will end development of Flash for mobile browsers, concentrating on Adobe AIR and HTML5; Jobs had objected to Flash and predicted HTML5 would win.

Counterfeit electronics put troops at risk

Counterfeit parts, mostly made in China, have found their way into the U.S. military's supply chain, and now members of the Senate Armed Services Committee want to hold contractors more responsible.

When should you virtualize your agency's desktops?

Desktop virtualization is intended as a server-centric computing model where all client data and desktop configuration information are stored on a server.

The 11 best products of 2011

The GCN Lab picks the top 10 IT products of the year, plus one overall winner.

Army seeks mobile management systems to run its wireless network

The Army has asked for input from commercial vendors about how to administer and manage its nascent mobile network.

Want a paperless office? Let people work remotely.

The push toward mobile technologies and teleworking won't eliminate office printing, but it could help reduce it at last.

Need an explosives detector? Just print one out.

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to print nanotube-based explosives sensors from an inkjet printer.

'Light field' camera lets you shoot first, focus later

The Lytro camera, developed by image scientist Ren Ng, captures light fields that are assembled into images later and could change how we take pictures.

The paperless agency: Still just a dream in 2011?

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

DISA approves first Android device for DOD use

Agency approves the Streak 5 mini-tablet for use by Defense Department personnel, opening the way for other Android platforms in government.

Secure modems help city remotely manage 911 system

The Fairfax, Va.'s police department's 4G LTE modems allowed dispatchers to remotely run the city's 911 system without shutting it down during an upgrade.

Navy enables on-base WiFi access for Reserve personnel

With CAC readers already available to Navy Reserve personnel, providing WiFi access to the NMCI on base is a logical and cost-effective solution for accommodating online demand.

MIT team's radar array can see through walls, for real

A team at MIT's Lincoln Lab has developed a phased array that delivers a real-time view of what's on the other side of a wall 20 to 60 feet away.

To survive tight IT budgets, focus on results, analyst says

Federal IT managers need to shift the focus from reducing IT costs to helping agencies make government work more effectively in the current climate, a Gartner analyst told government managers.

VA plans mobile security strategy to manage 100,000 new tablets

The Veterans Affairs Department has concluded that a mobile device management solution will overcome any security hurdles that might arise from its move to tablets and smart phones.

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