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FCC official calls on public safety to assist with wireless 911 improvements

A Federal Communications Commission official requested early involvement from the public safety community in moving enhanced wireless 911 calling from policy to actual implementation.

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.

ACLU says Florida police records show extensive use of cellphone location tracking devices

The ACLU found that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified 1,835 uses of the devices, probably in both state and local investigations.

ATF using biometrics for mobile device sign-on

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.   

Consumer activist says Sprint, T-Mobile didn't meet own voluntary phone unlocking standards

While the Federal Communications Commission applauded the milestone, consumer rights activist Sina Khanifar analyzed the agreements of the four major U.S. carriers and found that two – Sprint and T-Mobile – failed to fulfill half their own commitments.

GSA highlights top five mobile design trends this year

As mobile device usage rapidly escalates, user preferences and habits are changing as quickly – and designers are trying to keep pace. The GSA's DigitalGov blog posted the top five app design trends this year, adding these trends are important for federal agencies, too.

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.

Federal employees increasingly using mobile devices to help them do their jobs, survey finds

About 93 percent of senior federal government employees embrace digital technology in the workplace, improving their productivity, with nearly three-quarters using an agency-issued smartphone and about half using a similar personal device for business purposes, according to a recent report issued by ICF International.