Beacons improve personal navigation for travelers, disabled

Beacons improve personal navigation for travelers, disabled

Beacon technology gets location-specific information to people exactly when and where they need it.

Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

Government’s responsibility in building civic engagement

As citizens explore ways to more actively contribute to the common good, government must create the environment, means and awareness to make that possible.

FirstNet’s first steps

FirstNet’s first steps

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.

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

For now, issues related to speed, accuracy and workflow keep social media from becoming a mainstream communication platform for emergency response.

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists

Learn more about the Dig IT finalists

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.

Partnership aims for end-to-end security for Surface devices

Partnership aims for end-to-end security for Surface devices

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.

Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Mobile

Government employees and ordinary citizens alike expect services to excel wherever they are. These projects are delivering on that promise.

Federal BYOD: The mobile security conundrum

Federal BYOD: The mobile security conundrum

Although there are inherent risks to increasing the number of personal mobile devices connected to government networks, the benefits are too good to ignore.

When disaster-response apps fail

When disaster-response apps fail

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.

Enterprise mobile security tools may not protect BYOD

Enterprise mobile security tools may not protect BYOD

In a Black Hat presentation, a security consultant explained how existing EMS solutions could often be ineffective, even on standard, non-jailbroken personal devices.

5 steps to a mobile-first strategy

5 steps to a mobile-first strategy

In the ever-changing mobile world, a sound strategy includes the careful selection of projects and technologies that facilitate agility and flexibility.

BlackBerry signs government deals as it pivots to software

BlackBerry signs government deals as it pivots to software

The company’s software gets a nod from DISA, and its AtHoc crisis communication platform will be deployed in the Senate and expanded in the Coast Guard.

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