FirstNet single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications

FirstNet finds experience to be the best teacher

The lessons learned from the early builder projects help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and refine plans for future rollouts.

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Reducing incarceration with technology

Safety and Justice Challenge grant winners are working to address local justice disparities through innovative reforms.

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Lessons on emergency preparedness from the presidential inauguration

Fast, secure and reliable communication is critical for local emergency managers and law enforcement agencies responsible for major events.

2020 census lands on GAO

2020 census lands on GAO 'high risk' list

Government Accountability Office says implementing innovations may risk the Bureau’s ability to conduct a cost-effective census.

Self-destructing messages won’t fly in government

Self-destructing messages won’t fly in government

If Trump administration staff members are using an app that deletes messages after they are read, they may be in violation of records preservation rules.

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County adopts smarter emergency alerting

Berkeley County, W.Va., is implementing a mass public safety notification system.

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Trapped drivers opt-in for emergency alerts

The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 511PAConnect system lets motorists stuck in traffic send information and receive incident updates from emergency response teams.

How to secure a smartphone for the tweeter-in-chief

How to secure a smartphone for the tweeter-in-chief

Beyond ensuring overall network security, government cybersecurity specialists have several ways of locking down a smartphone.

City enlists SMS chatbots for service delivery

City enlists SMS chatbots for service delivery

When the Mesa, Ariz., SMS chatbot goes live in June, city residents will be able to get answers to text-message questions and pay bills.

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Why purpose-built computers are the future for government

These devices can address demanding environments, application-specific concerns as well as security and privacy issues facing government agencies.

Mobile biometric breathalyzer speeds sobriety testing

Mobile biometric breathalyzer speeds sobriety testing

The devices are increasing the efficiency of Massachusetts’ probation officers monitoring low-risk offenders mandated not to drink alcohol.

FTC hacked drones in privacy demo

FTC hacked drones in privacy demo

In a demonstration of security vulnerabilities in popular products, Federal Trade Commission researchers hacked into and took control of consumer-grade drones.