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GSA announces US Digital Registry to authenticate government presence on third-party platforms

GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies unveiled new tools Friday to help agencies leverage non-government platforms for communications and outreach, while assuring the public that the information comes from a trusted source.

Spotlight: The ISIS encryption app that doesn't encrypt at all

After a week-long investigation  The Daily Dot  has determined that a widely reported Android app the Islamic State created to exchange encrypted messages actually doesn't send or encrypt messages at all. 

Q&A: Commerce Dept. Chief Data Scientist Jeffrey Chen on building a new data service and why data context matters

FierceGovernmentIT  caught up with Commerce Department Chief Data Scientist Jeffrey Chen to learn more about the work underway at the newly formed Commerce Data Service and the Commerce Data Usability Project.

Commerce launches Data Usability Project

The Commerce Department is home to tens of thousands of datasets including satellite imagery, material standards and demographic surveys, and today it's giving that underutilized resource a boost, said the department.

Government remains focused on citizen-facing apps, enterprise apps lag, says report

Citizen-facing mobile applications remain the core focus of the federal government's mobility efforts, according to a new report from IBM's government research group. While these apps help deliver public services or draw from public resources to help the public with other types of decision making, applications for internal organizational use are less popular and in the "very early stages of emergence," said the report.

FirstNet issues long-awaited RFP for nationwide network

The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has issued a bundle of solicitations for the planning and building work required to stand up a nationwide, interoperable LTE network for the public safety community. Interested contractors have until April 29 to respond.

CMS moves from IT incentives to outcomes with MACRA implementation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has used its Meaningful Use program to help incentive healthcare providers and hospitals to bring new technology to the places healthcare is provided, but now it will move away from that program, according to CMS leadership.

FAA debuts drone mobile app to promote drone safety, compliance

The Federal Aviation Administration Jan. 6 publicly released its B4UFLY mobile application for iOS devices and a test, or beta, version of the app for Android devices.

DigitalGov posts tips for negotiating terms of service agreements for agency-built mobile apps

Coordination among the team, establishing timelines and collaborating with a larger mobile community are three essential tips for negotiating terms of service agreements when federal agencies are ready to launch their native mobile apps.

DigitalGov posts tips for negotiating terms of service agreements for agency-built mobile apps

Coordination among the team, establishing timelines and collaborating with a larger mobile community are three essential tips for negotiating terms of service agreements when federal agencies are ready to launch their native mobile apps.