The card reader uses wireless connectivity to allow police officers in the field to read the balance on a card and put a temporary hold on the linked funds.
A recent study revealed how easy it would be for bad actors to overload and disable infrastructure for the 911 emergency services in the United States.
A new ID card reader promises to ease the process for authenticating and securing access for mobile users, making it easier to manage remote employees.
Beacon technology gets location-specific information to people exactly when and where they need it.
As citizens explore ways to more actively contribute to the common good, government must create the environment, means and awareness to make that possible.
Five Early Builder projects focus on different aspects of first responder use to help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and develop lessons learned.
For now, issues related to speed, accuracy and workflow keep social media from becoming a mainstream communication platform for emergency response.
The GCN Dig IT Awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT -- the cutting-edge technology and creative implementations that are supporting critical missions at all levels of the public sector.
Booz Allen Hamilton will be working with Microsoft to develop a single dockable product that workers can use like a desktop or or mobile device without losing any compute power or security.
Government employees and ordinary citizens alike expect services to excel wherever they are. These projects are delivering on that promise.
Although there are inherent risks to increasing the number of personal mobile devices connected to government networks, the benefits are too good to ignore.
Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.