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.
New technical specifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology enable smart identity card holders to access government computer networks from mobile devices.
Mobile technology is a critical tool for delivering citizen services at the Homeland Security and Health and Human Services departments, said federal officials.
For example, fast broadband connectivity will allow Customs and Border Protection agents to use the full range of capabilities offered by smartphones such as mission-critical apps, geospatial services and the ability take video and transmit it to central headquarters.
The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and Mitre Corp. recently released a report that summarized collaborative sessions, including one on a bring-your-own-device program, during the Federal Mobile Computing Summit in February.
In a November 2012 report, the DHS inspector general found that less than 0.25 percent of the 479 radio users tested could access and use the common channel. Additionally, only 78 of 382 radios tested, or about 20 percent, had all the correct program settings for the common channel.
The First Responder Network Authority continues to make progress as the Public Safety Advisory Committee, whose mission is to help FirstNet carry out its duties and responsibilities, hears its first formal update on pilot projects. The purpose of each project is to collect lessons learns on specific technical or management challenges.
The Warfighter Integrated Navigation System's sensors calculate a soldier's current location using footsteps, speed, acceleration, time and even altitude from his or her last known location.
An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.
According to the Office of Management and Budget's most recent estimate – done in 2012 – the federal government spends approximately $1.2 billion yearly on about 1.5 million mobile devices and related wireless services.