It turns out texting can be good for you. The SMS messages, or texts, that a behavioral health program from the National Cancer Institute sends doubles the likelihood that someone will quit smoking, data shows.
As work moves forward on a nationwide public safety broadband network, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released guidelines for addressing identity management across the new system.
About two-thirds or more surveyed in seven African countries said they owned a mobile phone with South Africa and Nigeria ranking highest in ownership – with nine in 10 owning a phone.
The weather alert feature expands the app's existing functionality, which includes a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps that display shelters and disaster recovery centers, and safety tips for surviving disasters.
If you build it, law enforcement officers will come – or rather, they'll come if they think they will do their jobs better. That's the result of a study by the National Institute of Justice, which developed, implemented and evaluated a geographic information system-enabled application that dynamically identifies the location of persons of interest.
Vendors will compete for orders for the full rate production of Manpack radios in a "radio marketplace" that the Army seeks to create.
The DHS-funded mobile security application archiving technology is expanding to include apps from Apple iTunes, Microsoft Windows Phone Store, Google Play and Amazon.
A recent study examining the use of mobile technology for criminal justice found that three mobile applications custom-developed for commercial smartphones were not adopted, did not provide new capabilities and did not help information dissemination – but that doesn't mean the tests were a failure.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to employ mobile smart tools to help its field officers in collecting data, says a March 30 EPA solicitation. The EPA's post says it's looking for a contractor to develop a mobile field inspection device to replace the current system which is paper-based.
The U.S. Postal Service could use augmented reality to improve mail processing, delivery and customer experience, finds the USPS Inspector General in an April 6. Augmented reality allows users to see previously static content on paper or by gazing at a situation like a partially-loaded mail truck, through a mobile or wearable device in a new, interactive way.
Human motion that naturally occurs when people use smartphones could prevent malware from infecting mobile devices, new research suggests.
A new smartphone app from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that shares safety scores of interstate truck and bus companies is giving officials at the Government Accountability Office "heartburn."
James Comey told a House panel that he coudn't quantify how device encryption has affected FBI work, but called it an "obstacle in a huge percentage of our criminal investigations."
As 911 call centers transition to next-generation systems that are connected to the Internet, concerns about cybersecurity among emergency professionals and first responders will grow, a Washington state government technology official recently said during a podcast interview.
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.