The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

Celebrating discovery and innovation in government IT.

Arlington national cemetery

Database, app to streamline operations in national military cemeteries

The virtualized Enterprise Interment Services System uses a mobile app to help cemetery operations teams streamline maintenance and a common virtual database and network environment for military cemeteries nationwide.

rendering of new MTA wi-fi enabled bus

NYC's new Wi-Fi-enabled buses lack collision avoidance tech

New buses feature USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, but they are missing collision avoidance systems despite two pilot programs currently running in the city.

USDS’s 5 steps to mobile success

USDS’s 5 steps to mobile success

Erie Meyer, a founding member of the White House’s U.S. Digital Service, offers five tips for building mobile services.

Modular smartphone on the horizon

Modular smartphone on the horizon

Google’s Project Ara smartphone frame has six slots for detachable hardware components and is shipping to developers soon.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers

Need an ambulance? Better call Uber.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers.

Louisiana moves levee inspection to the cloud and saves

Louisiana moves levee inspection to the cloud and saves

When a custom-built application began to fail, levee inspections moved to TerraGo’s Edge, a cloud-based subscription mapping and forms service.

Low-cost beacon solutions keep tabs on firefighters

Low-cost beacon solution keeps tabs on firefighters

The Firefighter Accountability and Proximity system locates firefighters with an Android app that measures the relative distance between the beacons they each wear.

How ID can move out of the wallet and onto the smartphone

How ID can move out of the wallet and onto the smartphone

HID Global’s goID platform lets government agencies issue identity credentials over the air to users’ smartphones, from which they can transfer relevant ID data to requestors.

DOT pushes for personalized transportation research

The Federal Transit Administration is awarding $8 million for projects that demonstrate an integrated, automated, accessible and connected transportation system in which personalized mobility is a key objective.

Services push new mobile apps

Services push new mobile apps

The Army and Navy produced new mobile applications recently to help improve soldier readiness and increase access to mandatory training.

Louisiana revs up electronic driver’s licenses

Louisiana revs up electronic driver’s licenses

Legislation would allow motorists to download a digital copy of their driver’s licenses to their smartphones.


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