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Survey: Majority of government CIOs say they don't have sufficient IT resources

A recent survey found that 62 percent of government chief information officers said they don't have sufficient resources to do their jobs effectively.

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.

APIs are king, says ODNI official

Application programming interfaces aren't the only the thing agencies should be focused on with mobility efforts, but they should be a core part of the approach, says Pamela Wise-Martinez, senior strategic enterprise architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

No Digital Government Strategy 2.0 waiting in the wings

Anyone anticipating a formal follow-up to the Digital Government Strategy should stop doing so, senior federal information technology officials told a March 7 conference audience.

Swiping ID cards to logon to mobile devices? Maybe not, says NIST

What's worked for laptops and desktops won't work for mobile devices when it comes to verifying users' identity, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Enter what NIST calls a "derived credential," a way of taking the identity verification and encryption key infrastructure built up since 2004 for the identity smartcards and applying it to mobile devices.

Government action can aid small business mobile innovation

Small businesses that rely on mobile technology face a variety of challenges, said a panel speaking before the House Small Business Committee. Access to wireless services is one concern for those in rural areas,  said  Brian Marshall, owner of Marshall Farms in Maysville, Mo., during the Feb. 11 hearing.

FCC involvement in 9-1-1 cellphone location services debated at hearing

The need for 9-1-1 location services to work with cellphone calls was broadly agreed upon during a Senate hearing Jan. 16, but public safety and industry representatives differed on how federal regulators should be involved.

ENISA examines national roaming to mitigate mobile network outages

National roaming could provide one solution to severe mobile network outages that can threaten European security and resilience, says a new report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.

DoD app store, MDM running by year end

The Defense Department will begin using its mobile device management system and mobile application store by the end of the year, said DoD Public Affairs Officer Lt Col Damien Pickart. Digital Management, Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that won the contract June 27, will provide the department with initial operating capability no later than  Dec. 31.

Mobile could dramatically improve life for those in weak and failed states, says paper

For people in weak and failed states--where most live on less than $2 a day and governments do not reliably and consistently control the use of force within their territories--the potential benefit of this technology is huge, finds a paper published in  The Washington Quarterly.