The Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations program seeks to develop wireless, electromagetic, physical and other types of "event-driven" sensors that will "continuously and passively monitor the environment and activate an electronic circuit only upon detection of a specific signature."
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.
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.
Researchers tested whether a crowdsourced early earthquake warning system would work with a simulated magnitude 7 earthquake and used real data from the 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake in Tohoku-oki, Japan.
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.
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."