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New tech more precisely sends wireless emergency alerts to the people who need them

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.

BYOD won't be the 'big answer' for DoD, says Halvorsen

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.

Gallup poll finds that most Americans keep their phones by their sides, continually check them

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. 

Soldiers now able to access policy publications on mobile devices

To make it easier for soldiers to access doctrinal publications, the Army is making the information available for download on mobile devices.

DOJ-commissioned research helps corrections officers detect smuggled cellphones

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.

FBI director makes his case for 'Going Dark'

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.

FirstNet studying methods to improve location detection in tall buildings, underground

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.

Europe agrees to end mobile roaming charges, implement net neutrality over next 2 years

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. 

DISA makes classified mobile access program fully operational, plans to triple number of users

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.

Library of Congress gives mobile access to blind, physically disabled users of Android devices

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.