Greater accuracy is critical because people in an affected area could take timely action to protect themselves. Additionally, they may be more inclined to heed the warning if they know an emergency message applies to them, the report said.
The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
Specifically, the polling organization found that half of all Americans who own smartphones check their devices several times an hour if not more frequently, while another fifth say they only check their phone about once an hour.
To make it easier for soldiers to access doctrinal publications, the Army is making the information available for download on mobile devices.
Corrections officers say finding smuggled cellphones is one of the biggest challenges they face, and a Justice Department-funded study aims to create a way to sniff them out, according to a report.
Message encryption can have detrimental results when it prevents law enforcement officials from legally accessing communications that could save lives, FBI Director James Comey said.
Pinpointing locations inside skyscrapers or in subway tunnels can be difficult even for first responders using mobile devices' location-based functions. Now, officials at the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, are looking at ways to overcome those obstacles.
Under the new agreement, consumers will pay the same price for calls, texts, and mobile data by June 2017. Europe will also have the "strongest and most comprehensive open Internet rules in the world" by April 2016.
The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.
Patrons registered with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped can download books, magazines and music through the Braille and Audio Reading Download app, which has just been released for devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.