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Study: Federal leaders embrace digital but still can't keep pace with private sector

A new study showed that federal leaders recognize the value of digital technology in improving their agencies' operations, productivity, capacity to meet goals and ability to better serve their customers. However, many feel government is still lagging behind private-sector adoption.

Secret Service radios need an upgrade, says DHS OIG

As part of the U.S. Secret Service's protective mission, officers rely on radios for their day-to-day security operations. But a recent audit found those radios are in need of an upgrade.

GPO details FDsys replacement, 'govinfo'

The Government Publishing Office launched in "beta" today a new website called govinfo that will replace its Federal Digital System, or FDsys, next year.

FCC looks to amend Emergency Alert System rules with focus on security

The Federal Communications Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking Jan. 29 that would impact the nation's public warning systems, the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

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. 

New America calls for FCC to adopt Qualcomm proposal on 5.9 GHz band

The technology policy arm of Washington think tank New America recommended splitting a portion of unlicensed spectrum between wireless applications and new automotive technology in a report it issued last week.

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.

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.