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Crowdsource testing yields mobile content best practices

After almost two years of testing federal mobile websites, the General Services Administration's mobile crowdsource compatibility testing program, has gathered best practices for agencies developing their mobile content strategy.

ACLU says Florida police records show extensive use of cellphone location tracking devices

The ACLU found that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified 1,835 uses of the devices, probably in both state and local investigations.

NIST developing tools, methods for higher frequencies as mobile broadband demand rises

Researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology are developing tools and methods that provide better measurements for wireless channels at higher frequencies, which can significantly boost bandwidth and capacity for smartphone and tablet users.

DoD piloting over-the-air mobile derived certificates

The Defense Department is running a small-scale mobile device security pilot that could enable the department to move away from common access card readers for mobile devices by July.

ATF using biometrics for mobile device sign-on

Employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can now use a biometric tool in lieu of a password to sign on to their mobile devices.   

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to shine light into the "dark Web" – the intentionally hidden portion of the World Wide Web which often provides those exchanging information with anonymity and encryption that deters monitoring.