Biometric authentication growing for mobile devices, but security needs work

Biometric authentication growing for mobile devices, but security needs work

Hacks of phone-based fingerprint readers and facial recognition software underscore the need for multifactor identification.

Can two-speed IT bridge traditional and digital approaches?

Can two-speed IT bridge traditional and digital approaches?

Two separate IT units -- one standard IT group and a second one for digital technology -- can help organizations work with legacy systems in today’s disruptive environment.

Social media: Tip of the recruitment spear?

Social media: Tip of the recruitment spear?

Agencies believe that using social media to showcase the more interesting aspects of government work can help recruit the next-generation workforce.

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Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction

In Norfolk, Va., researchers use drone video on YouTube, a mobile app and GIS software to analyze regional flooding.

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

FirstNet preps for new network with test lab

The Innovation and Test Lab will perform technology validation and automated testing in addition to providing a space for collaboration, knowledge sharing and training opportunities.

DOT floats guidance for in-vehicle mobile devices

DOT floats guidance for in-vehicle mobile devices

The voluntary guidelines are intended to help designers of mobile technology build products that keep drivers' attention on the road rather than on their phones.

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

How connected devices, weather data will improve road safety

The Department of Transportation is wrapping up a multiyear pilot that uses sensors on state maintenance vehicle fleets to better predict traffic and weather conditions.

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps work across multiple devices, are easy to develop and deploy and deliver web content to users faster, even over low-quality networks.

Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

Drones get sightline tracking, facial recognition tech

Privacy-protected video and geopositioning data from multiple drones can be live-streamed between field agents and command centers.

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

App delivers last-mile options for NC train travelers

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is testing an app that integrates public transit information with Uber data to make rail commuting easier.

Using data to build a safer city

Using data to build a safer city

Urban planners soon may be able create safer cities based on a combination of cellphone data, Google Street View images and machine learning.

Simpler sign-on for police officers

Simpler sign-on for police officers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for a better way for secure laptops in patrol cars.


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