The Defense Department's plan to exit the 1755-1780 megahertz band won the approval of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Nov. 25.
A proliferation of sensors and concurrently-running systems in Naval expeditionary operations can overwhelm Marines on the front. The Office of Naval Research is trying to simplify and streamline data delivery with a program called Agile Bloodhound, a comprehensive solution that encompasses information architecture, content delivery and end point devices.
National roaming could provide one solution to severe mobile network outages that can threaten European security and resilience, says a new report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.
Twitter gave a lesson to government workers on how to work the social media website to its full advantage, including how to tweet breaking news and how lawmakers can affect policy change through the site. The social media platform issued detailed guidance, saying Twitter alerts provide vital information to the public during fast-moving situations and also gives the public insight into how government works.
A new app from the Census Bureau uses the agency's data to suggest cities and towns that match the preferences of users.
Android devices should not be part of the bring-your-own-device program for Internal Revenue Service employees until the agency reviews Android's security vulnerabilities, says the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
States need to plan ahead for how they will leverage existing assets and need assurance from the First Responders Network Authority board in the form of a long-term business plan, said Stu Davis, Ohio's chief information officer. "The questions that we get when we go out and do the outreach components within Ohio all come back to, 'what's the cost?'" said Davis.
The White House supports a letter to the Federal Communications Commission from the Justice Department's Antitrust Division saying that the FCC should consider imposing caps on the two largest carriers' participation in an upcoming spectrum auction should the agency determine they could gain an unfair market advantage.
Mobile medical apps need to be regulated because patient safety is at risk when they are used to diagnose or treat a disease, said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health at a Nov. 19 House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on health hearing.
The Forest Service has begun offering hundreds of digital maps of national forests for mobile devices through a free third-party app called Avenza PDF Maps.
The Social Security Administration seeks an industry solution to maintain service to its aging mobile equipment, according to a Nov. 19 solicitation posted to FedBizOpps.
The First Responders Network Authority board, the group tasked with standing up a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network, is about to get some more attention—and it might not be the good type.
Restrictions on Verizon and AT&T's participation in the upcoming spectrum auction would reduce its overall revenue without a clear benefit, a whitepaper from the Federal Communications Commission's former chief economist says.
Increased access to unlicensed spectrum in the 5 gigahertz spectrum band could accelerate Wi-Fi speeds, increase capacity and reduce hotspot congestion, said Julius Knapp, chief of the office of engineering and technology at the Federal Communications Commission. Knapp spoke Nov. 13 during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology.
The International Telecommunication Union will partner with the international healthcare company Bupa and the World Health Organization, to collaborate on a mobile health initiative to provide health information to fight non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer, a Nov. 12 ITU statement says.
Consumers may have the right to unlock their mobile devices by the end of this year--that's the goal that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler set in a Nov. 14 letter to CTIA, the wireless industry trade group.
The proliferation of smartphones and tablets among, not just the press but all attendees at the games mean the committee's monopoly on Olympic content--video, images and event results--is significantly weakened.
The Defense Department will begin using its mobile device management system and mobile application store by the end of the year, said DoD Public Affairs Officer Lt Col Damien Pickart. Digital Management, Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that won the contract June 27, will provide the department with initial operating capability no later than Dec. 31.
"For congress.gov, this content is constantly changing, and constantly being updated. And having something mobile friendly like that across all devices is just a better experience for all the users," said Jim Karamanis, director of web services at LOC.
An effort to structure government content under a "create once, publish everywhere" model will help agencies adapt, share and syndicate information, Lakshmi Grama of the National Cancer Institute said Nov. 7. Structured content can be plugged into different formats automatically, she explained.