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Emergency apps fail real-world user-centered design test

After analyzing tweets from a wildfire evacuation, researchers found only six of the top 40 concerns were addressed by existing apps.

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App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

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When is 'not a backdoor' just a backdoor? Australia's struggle with encryption

It's worth being skeptical of any mechanism aimed at accessing encrypted messages on platforms like WhatsApp.

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NGA’s supply chain for GEOINT apps

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is working with Engility to help commercial developers create applications that meet mission needs of government and defense agencies.

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Real-time mobile management

NetMotion’s Mobile IQ provides detailed visualization, analysis and alerting for networks, users, devices and applications inside and outside the firewall.

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Payment apps drive city’s taxi modernization

By partnering with Square, Washington, D.C., can upgrade its legacy metering system and get real-time ridership data.

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Don't forget your dig IT nominations

Help GCN showcase great examples of discovery and innovation in government IT.

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4 ways social media can bring quick wins for government

A robust social media strategy can help agencies meet some of their transparency and engagement goals and produce a tangible return on investment.

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FirstNet begins to build its ecosystem

An app store and developer platform will help create a nationwide marketplace to complement the public safety network.

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BlackBerry expands crisis communications services

BlackBerry’s AtHoc crisis communications platform now allows federal agencies to account for their employees before, during and after an event.

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VA seeks indoor navigation app

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for an app that can provide veterans, visitors and staff with turn-by-turn indoor and outdoor map navigation at its medical facilities.

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FCC upends licensing process for 5G research

To make wireless spectrum research easier, the Federal Communications Commission launched a web portal and experimental licensing system that speeds the license modification process for researchers.

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