mobile apps

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

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.

NIST wants to give organizations a leg up on mobile app security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on a draft guide to help organizations use mobile apps while managing associated security vulnerabilities and risks.

Developers get hacking on public safety, disaster response apps

Mobile app developers competing for more than $25,000 in prize money weren't the only winners at the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Hackathon, held May 2-3 in Washington, D.C. First responders and members of the public could soon benefit from the applications generated at the event, which attracted more than 100 developers and public safety officials  says  a May 22 post on the FirstNet blog.

VA official: Communication critical in mobile deployments

When the Veterans Affairs Department introduced participants in its family caregiver program to a host of health management applications and even gave them iPads, it wasn't expecting to have some of the devices shipped right back.

VA issues RFI for mobile device, app management

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information on how it can support mobile devices operating on its network – a number that it expects will exceed 100,000 over the next three years.

NIST unveils AppVet for mobile application evaluation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released version 1 of a free, open source system comprised of a web application, tools and clients for testing and evaluating the security of mobile applications.

Cybersecurity Center of Excellence drafts mobile security guide

The so-called " building block " is intended to provide an example of a cybersecurity implementation that a variety of sectors can use. The center, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has also proposed building blocks for  continuous monitoring  and  trusted geolocation.

Senators aim to preempt FDA regulation of mobile apps

A recently introduced Senate bill would limit the Food and Drug Administration's ability to regulate mobile applications used in medical settings.

Mobile industry focuses on appeal of distracted-driving technology

Use of anti-distracted-driving technology will only increase if it appeals to drivers for reasons other than safety, industry representatives and safety advocates said during a Feb. 6 summit in Washington, D.C.

NSA developed way to collect data from apps like Angry Birds

The National Security Agency developed a way to spy on people through smartphone apps such as the game Angry Birds that transmit users' information across the internet, a Jan. 28 report from  The Guardian  says.