mobile management

How agencies craft mobile-friendly messaging

Style guides have helped the Census Bureau and State Department hone messaging to their growing number of mobile users.

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Countering the mobile phishing challenge

Mobile endpoint security solutions can help agencies protect government networks from sophisticated phishing attacks targeting employees' devices.

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Takeaways from the DC-area WEA system test

When emergency managers across the National Capital Region sent a test message to 5.5 million people through the Wireless Emergency Alert system, they learned the value of multiplatform communications.

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NYC Transit is building a fleet of chatbots

The city's Metropolitan Transit Authority is creating chatbots that will allow agency employees to ask natural language questions to get answers from information in its databases.

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Arlington, Texas, goes mobile to manage parks and rec assets

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation is using a cloud-hosted application to inventory and inspect everything from playgrounds to park benches.

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CBP fields new handheld drug detectors

To fight the rising tide of illegal drugs flowing into the country, Customs and Border Patrol agents are using lighter handheld, non-intrusive detection technology.

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Advancing apps for FirstNet

The public safety broadband network's first Hackathon attracted some 200 participants.

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NIST approves 17 FirstNet devices

An assortment of smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds are among the first devices approved for use on the FirstNet public safety broadband network.

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A digital wallet for first responder credentials

The Mobile Device and Attributes Validation app uses a digital wallet of "capsules," each holding a validated attribute or credential for first responders.

Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

LinkNWK lands on New Jersey sidewalks

LinkNWK kiosks will provide Wi-Fi, mobile device charging and other services throughout the city.

DHS nurtures wearable tech for responders

DHS drafts handbook for responder tech integration

The Next Generation First Responder Integration Handbook outlines a “plug-and-play,” standards-based environment designed to enable commercially developed technologies to run on existing first responder infrastructure.

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New York secures its public Wi-Fi

NYC Secure will protect the city's public Wi-Fi networks with a DNS security service and offer a free city-sponsored smartphone app to alert users when suspicious activity is detected on their mobile devices.

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