BYOD

Mobile forecast: Tablets take off, smartphones flat

IDC Government Insights expects slower smartphone growth across government but increased use of tablets, especially among state and local governments.

smartphone ID

Can derived credentials turn a phone into an ID manager?

The federal government has been testing derived credentials for smartphone-based remote authentication, but making the plan work is proving to be tricky.

car

Connected cars: Apps, networks and storage on wheels

Advances in traffic safety networks will be driven by the integration of transportation data across the crowd, the mobile phone network and the vehicles themselves, according to researchers.

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How to build a crowdsourced traffic safety network

Government transportation safety planners are experimenting with ways to crowdsource the collection of data on traffic and road conditions, including trading information with consumers and tapping cellular networks to map real-time traffic flows.

hardware secured smartphone

Hardware-based mobile security market heats up

The market for hardware-rooted security for mobile devices is on the rise as anti-virus and other traditional software methods fail to meet tougher requirements from government and security-sensitive businesses.

Connected vehicles

Can transportation agencies call on smartphones for traffic data?

The Transportation Department announced plans for a nationwide vehicle safety network, but it left open the role smartphone technology would play as a more efficient and inexpensive means of traffic data collection.

Jefferson County

IP video surveillance puts more 'eyes' on waterway traffic

A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to make sure that all can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference.

Michigan

SaaS solution drives improvements at Michigan DMVs

The state of Michigan is piloting a service that uses mobile technology and software as a service to streamline the customer experience at the DMV and speed revenues to state coffers.

mobile security

Intrusion detection app 'trained' to spot malicious behavior

Mobile security company Zimperium releases an Intrusion Protection System app that uses artificial intelligence to recognize and block malicious behavior.

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App helps Pennsylvania get its bridges back

Tablet app helps the state survey its complete road and bridge system.

apple devices

BYOD seeds Apple's public-sector growth

The iPhone's and iPad's usability, security and closed ecosystem have made Apple devices an increasingly popular choice for public-sector IT managers.

smart city

Cities turn the corner on 'smart city' investment

Market research firm IDC Government Insights says cities will start putting in place the IT building blocks for smart city systems and applications in 2014.