Despite recent progress in the area of enterprise mobility the federal government is still cautiously feeling its way through the mobile landscape.
The Agriculture Department is in the process of drafting a bring your own device, or BYOD, strategy but it still has several security and workforce hurdles to overcome, said Joyce Hunter, USDA's acting chief information officer and deputy CIO for policy and planning.
The database's purpose is to identify channels that TV stations and others are using so that unlicensed TV band devices don't cause interference.
Agencies in the Homeland Security Department have been trying establish interoperable radio communications along the southwest border, but they've fallen short of testing and managing such initiatives as well as getting users better trained on the upgraded systems.
The Federal Trade Commission announced March 23 the formation of a new unit that will provide expert research, investigative techniques and insights into a range of technology issues from the Internet of Things to privacy.
The Defense Department will pilot a "bring your own device," or BYOD, mobility program sometime this summer, according to the department's chief information officer.
A new report that lays out 10 principles for developing a network access and credentialing strategy will be considered by the First Responder Network Authority as it plans development of a nationwide public safety communications network.
An overwhelming number of households in the United Kingdom own at least one mobile phone and have access to voice and text services, but at least 80,000 households are in "not-spots" – particularly rural areas without any mobile phone coverage.
FirstNet chairwoman Susan Swenson says the Government Accountability Office's estimate that it will cost anywhere from $12 billion to $47 billion to build and operate the network in its first decade is built on multiple assumptions.
To ensure the safety of their application programming interfaces, or APIs, government agencies need to control access to the data, according to a new briefing.
A group of civil liberties, public interest and other groups are arguing that the government violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining cellphone location data of two defendants without getting a warrant in a case being heard by the Sixth Court of Appeals.
The First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, is currently meeting with various state, local, tribal and other organizations as it develops plans for the $7 billion interoperable public safety system.
The Federal Chief Information Officer's Council recommends agencies use a methodology employed by the Defense Department for their mobile application vetting needs.
FirstNet meets with tribal representatives as part of effort to build public safety, wireless network
They discussed collection of vital data from tribes, development of a education and outreach multimedia campaign as well as expanding the tribal working group to include representation from more groups such as the Navajo Nation.
A Federal Communications Commission official requested early involvement from the public safety community in moving enhanced wireless 911 calling from policy to actual implementation.
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.
The ACLU found that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified 1,835 uses of the devices, probably in both state and local investigations.
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.
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.
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.