government in a mobile payment world

The future of mobile payments in government

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.

Google’s MDM program for putting Android to work

Google’s MDM program for putting Android to work

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.

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

FDA opens the doors for mHealth apps

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.

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

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.

Coast Guard searches for next-gen 911 data links

The Coast Guard said it wants to build an interface to take advantage of geo-positioning and other metadata produced by 911 call centers.

Indiana ramps up mobile apps for government

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.

Sea change at NIST aims to ease agencies’ tech adoption

Sea change at NIST aims to ease agencies’ tech adoption

Recent modifications to IT standards confirm a changing approach to security, interoperability, and performance metrics by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Mobilizing government: Agencies struggle to move beyond strategy

Mobilizing government: Agencies struggle to move beyond strategy

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.

DOT greenlights first phase of smart transportation pilot

DOT greenlights first phase of smart transportation pilot

The Transportation Department issued a pre-solicitation notice for a working model of a connected vehicle transportation system.

Cellular on wheels

Colorado to demo LTE safety network

The LTE Demonstration Network will give first responders the chance to use some of the next generation LTE devices that will bring the power of broadband data to local, tribal, state and federal responders.

Boston street during a snowstorm

Too much snow? Phone it in.

Several municipal governments have created mobile apps that allow residents to better track and participate in snowstorm response.

Analytics powers app for social workers

Analytics powers app for social workers

The Case Advice app pulls data from a variety of back-office systems and makes it available to case workers while they’re in the field.