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For LA transit, one payment system to rule them all

Los Angeles Metro's hybrid system will allow riders to pay for third-party transit options like bike share using the city's transit payment system.

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Frictionless access to city, county services

The myWyco app breaks down stovepipes to erase the "blurry" line residents see between services provided by Kansas' Wyandotte County and Kansas City.

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Driving citizen engagement through mobile technologies

Mobile devices and digital technologies give governments an easy and effective way to solicit feedback, build trust and improve municipal services delivery.

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DOD aims to curb geolocation data spills

In a new memo citing risks from devices, applications and services with geolocation capabilities, the Defense Department prohibits their use in areas designated for military operations.

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Prisons fighting contraband phones get help from courts

Judges in South Carolina and California have ordered wireless carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates.

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NG911: Are we there yet?

With Apple's announcement that its upcoming iOS 12 will share location information with 911 centers, communities are getting closer to the next generation of emergency communications.

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DISA explores CAC alternatives

With the advent of mobile devices and newer desktops that don’t necessarily have card readers, the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking at options to the common access card.

CBP launches app for remote arrivals

CBP launches app for remote arrivals

Customs and Border Protection will roll out a smartphone app allowing travelers who cross into the U.S. in remote locations to use their mobile devices to interact with customs agents.

prisoner using a cellphone (FBI)

Cellphone jammer targets illicit calls by prisoners

In a test of a wireless device jammer, officials successfully blocked commercial cellphone signals inside a prison cell but left commercial airwaves unimpeded just 20 feet outside the facility's walls.

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Turning mobile devices into network data sensors

NetMotion Software's enterprise operational intelligence software gathers real-time data on mobile workers, Wi-Fi and cellular networks, applications and devices.

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DOD restricts mobile devices in Pentagon

The Defense Department has cracked down on the use of personal mobile devices inside secure areas of the Pentagon.

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How agencies craft mobile-friendly messaging

Style guides have helped the Census Bureau and State Department hone messaging to their growing number of mobile users.

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