GCN Staff


  • Google floor plan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    GPS-style positioning/tracking is moving indoors

    Indoor position technologies are gaining steam, with the spread of sensors and wireless signals in buildings and a concerted push by manufacturers.

  • Farm scene with tornado

    NOAA-based tornado app could be a life-saver

    The American Red Cross has released a free app that supplies warnings, instructions and other helpful information in the event of a tornado.

  • NCI QuitPal stop smoking mobile app

    NCI's QuitPal app improves health, one smoker at a time

    The National Cancer Institute’s QuitPal app gives people trying to quit smoking help that can carry with them.

  • Army_Vanguard_of_Valor_iPad

    Army reformats popular Afghanistan book as an iPad app

    “Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions In Afghanistan,” which had been available in paperback and PDF, makes the leap to an interactive format.

  • Screenshot from CDC ipad game Solve the Outbreak

    Educational games are getting contagious

    CDC's new iPad game, "Solve the Outbreak," puts players in the role of disease detectives and extends the growing trend toward gaming in government.

  • Government user juggling mobile products

    Government needs are redefining tablets

    Manufacturers are adding features that makes sense on the job -- such as ruggedness and two-factor authentication -- though no one tablet has it all yet.

  • Laptop keyboard with a feedback button

    Mobile Gov crowdsources app feedback

    Mobile Gov is conducting a survey to find out what app and website developers can do to enhance user experience. Help a fellow fed and fill it out.

  • Screenshot from StackOverflow showing developer questions

    Crowdsourcing makes up for lack of API documentation

    Poor documentation on APIs have put a burden on mobile app developers, who have taken to crowdsourcing their questions to level the playing field.

  • Smartphone with lock and key in it

    Mobile security: A password isn't perfect, but it's a start

    A McAfee survey finds that 36 percent of mobile users don't even use a password to protect their devices, which serves as a reminder to secure your smart phones and tablets.

  • Laptop running Windows 8 with chains on the screen indicating security

    DISA lays groundwork for implementing Windows 8

    Agency releases STIG to guide IT personnel to ensure implementations of the new OS are secure.

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  • city on a cloud

    Small town's Alexa skill wins AWS award

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