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Texting trumps phone tag for offender outreach

Case workers using Code for America's ClientComm engage probationers via text message.

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Army looks to digitize battlefield medical data

The challenge: Using classified networks to transmit secure-but-unclassified health data and connect field medics to distant treatment facilities.

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What do government workers think of collaborative tech?

As agencies move toward seamless omnichannel collaboration, the majority of employees still report the performance of unified communications technology is lacking.

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How hardware-based technology keeps mobile devices secure

With the Trusted Execution Environment, government can maximize the use of mobile devices while minimizing the associated risks.

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5G gets NTIA support

Industry expansion of 5G services has the critical support of the federal government, a senior leader at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said in recent remarks.

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Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to

Using a phone's GPS, gyroscopes, microphones and accelerometers, malicious apps can snoop on users and data in the device's memory.

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Another false emergency alert ahead of House hearing

Some east coast residents received a test message as an actual Tsunami Warning.

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Digital policing requires extensive collaboration

Although a recent survey indicates people want to be able to communicate with law enforcement via texts and social media, many police departments struggle to find a workable platform and process.

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Minneapolis puts new video platform to work for Super Bowl policing

FieldWatch will allow commanders to view video streamed from officers in the field and coordinate resources.

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Alabama launches authentication app to stop tax refund fraud

By using the app, residents can ensure their tax returns aren't sent to someone who has stolen their identity.

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Solving congestion with traffic data as a service

Location information from third-party smartphone and navigation applications gives StreeLight Data a near real-time look at around 20 percent of an area's traffic.

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Parsing the 'chaos' of emergency communications

New technology from GlobalFlyte allows users to set up an 3-D audio space to boost comprehension of radio communications.

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