NOAA’s Daniel McCrae on moving mobility plans past the hardware

McCrae, who manages a mobility system for NOAA, said mission focus should be the ultimate guideline for developing an agency’s mobility plan.

LTC Bobby Saxon discusses the Army’s use of emerging technologies

LTC Bobby Saxon, division chief and program director for G-3/5/7 of the U.S. Army, discusses how his branch is using emerging technology to lower costs.

Feds, industry brainstorm future of government efficiency

Government and industry IT leaders gathered Thursday at FedScoop’s Sixth Annual Lowering the Cost of Government With IT Summit to brainstorm ways agencies can leverage emerging technologies to create a more cost-effective and smarter government.

Feds working to overcome challenges, early failures in public-facing mobile apps

As agencies continually release public-facing mobile apps to better serve American citizens, the directors and strategists behind their creation are the first to admit there is room for improvement.

Mobility leaders say mobile-hesitant leadership is hindering federal recruitment

A recent study from the Mobile Work Exchange reported potential governmentwide savings of $60 million in work continuity during disruptive weather and $15.1 billion per year in real estate reduction, both of which come from implementing a more robust telework and mobility policy. But for some trail blazers making federal government more mobile, the biggest concern isn’t the money but instead losing out to the competition in attracting a talented workforce for the future.

The future looks ‘foggy’ for cloud computing

You should familiarize yourself with “fog computing,” “cloudlets” and “cyberforaging.” The future of the cloud is coming.

Symantec Canada reveals the dark side of mobile

A bold mobile security experiment carried out recently by Symantec Canada found that good Samaritans aren’t just nice people — they’re intrusively curious too.

FCC’s Clyburn: Spectrum auction isn’t ‘a train wreck’

The FCC’s upcoming spectrum auction in 2015 is “absolutely not a train wreck,” according to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

U.S., U.K. slip in global e-government rankings

The U.S. and United Kingdom are losing ground to Australia, Singapore, Japan and others as electronic government innovators, according to a new United Nations report. The Republic of Korea, meanwhile, retained the top spot for the third time in a row as the world’s most advanced nation in delivering government services electronically.

FBI requests 26,500 licenses for Samsung Knox 2.0 software

The FBI order requests 26,500 licenses for Samsung Knox 2.0, the latest in the company’s line of enterprise mobile security solutions, which allow users to seamlessly switch from personal to work modes without a reboot. Samsung announced the software update in May at the Mobile World Conference to be used on the Galaxy S5, though it is operable on older devices.

Census Bureau prepares for 2020

The Census Bureau is planning to use new, high-tech methods for collecting data from respondents on the ground during the 2020 census.

$1.6 billion later, federal mobility has room to improve

Mobile Work Exchange released its “Mobility Progress Report” Monday, grading the federal government’s returns on mobile and telework investments. It found that though the U.S. has invested $1.6 billion governmentwide to give workers access to information anywhere and anytime, 77 percent of IT managers said their agencies scored either a “B” or “C” in progress toward the goals set by the Digital Government Strategy. Only 11 percent gave their agency an “A,” and 3 percent gave an “F.”

VMware’s Tommy Walker on government IT mobility

Tommy Walker, end use computing evangelist at VMware, discusses with FedScoopTV the increasing mobility of the federal government.

Preparedenss goes mobile as hurricane season begins

Discussion of mobile applications and preparedness dominated President Barack Obama’s briefing Friday on disaster preparedness with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

FDA approves implantable, wireless heart-monitoring device

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the approval of the first-ever implantable wireless device, a permanent monitor to measure pulmonary artery pressure for people who’ve suffered from heart failure.

FedScoopTV: World War II vets to get nation’s first wireless memorial

FedScoop’s Editorial Director, Dan Verton, got a look at the new information kiosks recently installed at the memorial by McLean, Virginia-based INADEV Corp. If additional funding is approved, the kiosks and the databases that power them will extend to visitors’ mobile devices.

Survey explores impact of complexity on the future of public sector IT

Computer virtualization, mobility and cloud computing make up nearly 56 percent of what public sector IT professionals said have had the most significant impacts on agencies within the last three to five years, a new survey by SolarWinds found. The survey asked 148 members of the public sector a variety of questions from how increased access to different computing platforms and infrastructure has affected IT to how an agency can remain competitive in the foreseeable future. “Public sector networks are growing more complex by the day,” Chris LaPoint, SolarWinds’ vice president of product management, said in an email to FedScoop. “IT admins…

Guest column: HP’s mobile print accessory for your school

As demands on teachers grow with Common Core standards, STEM teaching and 1:1 learning, educators need technology solutions that give them flexibility throughout the day. One of the biggest hindrances for teachers, administrators and parents is not having technology that can accommodate unexpected changes or last-minute classroom curricula throughout the day.

Guest column: Put the ‘you’ back in ‘user’

While all mobile devices are good at collecting and disseminating information, the best mobile experience occurs when you factor in the users, their context and the devices they’ve got in their hands. People’s expectations around their mobile experience have never been higher: It is time to put the “you” back in “user.”

HP’s Bryan Coapstick on how to enable a mobile government

Bryan Coapstick, director of mobile innovation at HP, discusses with FedScoopTV how to best enable a mobile government.

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