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BlueBorne and wireless risk: Going beyond NIST and standard frameworks

Wireless security is rampant with undiscovered vulnerabilities and insecure protocols that have been paid scarce little attention despite some having been successfully exploited.

Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

Digital gov finds its footing

Agencies are embracing a new generation of digital services, leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaborative software development practices.

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On the verge of true federal IT modernization

By embracing cloud, biometrics and mobility, agencies can deliver the types of services citizens have come to expect from the private sector.

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NYC takes new direction with street sign management system

The Transportation Department traded in its mainframe legacy system for an open source web-based app to manage signs and work orders.

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DHS invests in mobile app security

The Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate is funding research to secure the entire app development lifecycle.

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Responders fine-tune apps in back-to-back hurricanes

Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey helped responders improve information sharing to help Irma victims.

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Sandia app assesses radiation threats

InterSpec integrates many radiation analysis tools and resources into a single, easy-to-use mobile or desktop application that delivers real-time assessments.

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ABC cops use apps to spot fake IDs

Underage drinkers are using more sophisticated fake IDs, but alcohol enforcement officers in some states are using smartphone apps to scan driver’s licenses to help them quickly weed out the phonies.

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ODmap gives responders real-time overdose data

Geocoded information about overdoses is sent from responders' smartphones to a secure server where it can be analyzed by authorized personnel.

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VA puts virtual beacons in medical center

Designed to help patients use their smartphones to find their way around the facility, the virtual Bluetooth Low Energy system is managed from the cloud, giving facilities greater wayfinding options.

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FEMA delivers mobile communications for Harvey

As part of its response to Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent almost a dozen mobile communications vehicles to the Texas coast.

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NYPD ditches Windows phones

The New York Police Department will be replacing its 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones.

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