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IRS mobile device inventory inaccurate, finds IG

The Internal Revenue Service has not effectively kept up with changes in its wireless device inventory, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report (pdf) dated Sept. 19 but only released publicly Nov. 5. While 94 percent of IRS employees eligible for BlackBerry smartphones, cellphones or wireless aircards were appropriately assigned the devices, the agency had trouble keeping accurate documentation updated.

Heavier test model spurs Army to shed weight requirement in radio solicitation

The Army wants to buy as many as 60,000 tactical manpack radios, but the service altered course after low-rate production orders resulted in 17-pound test radios – twice as heavy as those currently in use. A new request for information specifies they must now weigh closer to eight pounds, but not more than 12.

Ohio man pleads guilty to scheme of selling pirated copies of Android mobile apps

A 28-year-old Ohio man admitted Nov. 3 that he participated in a scheme to distribute more than a million pirated copies of copyrighted Android mobile device applications, worth more than $1.7 million, the Justice Department said.

Cyber threats, malware escalating for Android mobile device users, says joint Kapersky-Interpol report

More than 98 percent of mobile cyber threats target Android mobile device users, with about 175,000 new unique malicious programs detected in the first half of 2014 alone, according to a new joint Kapersky Lab and Interpol report released Oct. 6.

Calif. patrol officers steal, share nude photos from female suspects' cellphones, warrant states

A years-long "game" of stealing and trading nude photos from suspects' cellphones has come to an end for several California Highway Patrol officers, who have been accused of misconduct.  

New Android-based mobile app lets Army soldiers SWET water needs

The Army will be fielding a smartphone app to help soldiers better determine their drinking water needs so they can carry just enough to stay hydrated.

Options for law enforcement to get around smartphone data encryption

Several options may be available to law enforcement officials concerned that recent actions by companies to protect and encrypt data on smartphones and other mobile devices could impact their investigations, according to a recent Congressional Research Service brief.

More Americans use mobile for previously PC-based tasks, report finds

Americans are turning more frequently to mobile devices to perform activities they used to rely on desktop and laptop computers for, according to a new report.

How two US agencies used responsive web design to improve mobile access to content

Two agencies  –  the Energy Department and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, or DFAS  –  recently presented a webinar showcasing their efforts in implementing a responsive web design and the difficulties they faced.

Feds set up fake Facebook account using arrested woman's cellphone photos, DOJ rethinking practice

The Justice Department said it will review whether a Drug Enforcement Administration agent went too far when he used photographs and other personal information taken from a woman's cell phone to set up a fake Facebook account as part of an investigation.