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Mobile Government

Government Adapts to Meet Mobile Demands

July 6, 2012
By Rachel Eisenhower

Forget about the standard "iPhone vs. Android" debate--the U.S. government is pushing to make sure it meets mobile demand no matter what the platform. While HTML 5 looks like a promising solution for multiplatform needs, it might not solve the challenges for every federal agency.

Smartphones Become Smart Radios

July 2012
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine

Researchers at the Communications Research Centre Canada have proved the feasibility of running public-safety Joint Tactical Radio Network Software Communications Architecture on mobile devices. They successfully accessed three different first-responder frequencies with less modification and effort than expected.

The Mobile Evolution Becomes a Revolution

July 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

Smartphones and tablet computers increasingly are replacing desktop and laptop personal computers as on-the-job tools of choice in the federal government. Such a change not only presents opportunities to improve efficiency and productivity among federal workers, but it also creates information technology management and data security challenges for those who oversee the digital resources of agencies.

Government Charts a Mobile Course

July 2012
By Max Cacas, SIGNAL Magazine

Federal officials are confronting a burgeoning expansion of mobile platforms as they strive to deliver information efficiently. Public demand for mobile delivery continues to grow, and so do the types of devices that must be served, providing the latest challenge for government leadership.

Cool App-titude: Smart Traveler

August 23, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

Know before you go: this free iPhone app from the U.S. State Department gives travelers easy access to official country information across the globe. Access travel alerts and warnings, maps, embassy locations and more in the click of a button.

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