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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.

Researcher looks to bring cellphone-based forensic technology to the field

New technology being tested at the University of Central Florida could soon help law enforcement and federal agents administer field tests on suspected narcotics more quickly and cheaply.

FDA workforce using mobile technology for reporting, inspections

The Food and Drug Administration is supporting its many field workers with mobile technology that helps them file reports and inspect goods on the go, said Joe Klosky, senior technical advisor at the FDA.

Feds want more secure mobile communications with state and local counterparts, new RFI says

As local law enforcement, first responders, and other state and local government officials increasingly use mobile devices to share and access information with their federal counterparts, the U.S. government wants to make sure they do so securely.

FirstNet begins federal consultation

The First Responder Network Authority, the board tasked with overseeing the development of a nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network, continued its consultation process by reaching out to federal agencies last week.

GSA highlights Spanish-language apps

Spanish-speakers, particularly Hispanic millennials, have some of the highest mobile adoption rates in the country – a fact that makes multilingual mobile content all the more important.

FCC prepares for central, Text-to-911 database

As the Federal Communications Commission moves forward on a project that will make it easier for people to text emergencies to 911 call centers, it will build a database of Public Safety Answering Points, or PSAPs, that are ready to accept text messages.

Agency mobility leads call for streamlined commercial app vetting

"As an agency, there's no way I can wade through hundreds of thousands of applications and there needs to be some risk management that industry comes up with," said Walter Bigalow, chief of IT services management at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Governmentwide models, policy templates needed to advance federal mobility, says report

Agency mobility efforts would benefit from shared models and templates that are approved and endorsed by the federal chief information officer and CIO council, according to a whitepaper (pdf) published by the MITRE Corporation and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.

Medical supplies are just a text away with new Peace Corps app

A new mobile application will help Peace Corps volunteers keep medical supplies stocked and establish a more efficient resupply process for overseas medical staff. It was challenging for volunteers working in remote locations to request medical supplies and overseas medical staff were spending up to eight hours a week responding to requests via email, phone and text.