Tag Archives: Android

Dell Android Devices OK’d to Acccess Pentagon Networks

A second non-Blackberry mobile operating system has been certified to access Pentagon computer networks, according to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s recently released guidance for securely connecting devices. Devices run on Dell’s Android 2.2 operating for both smartphones and tablets will be able to be used, according to a report from Stars & …

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VA Deploys 100K Tablet Computers

The Veterans Affairs Department is currently planning to deploy about 100,000 tablet computers. The computer request comes from the VA in a call for technical help and is the largest deployment in government history. The department will deploy Apple iPads and tablets that run on the Android and Windows operating …

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BlackBerry Still Preferred by Feds In Wake of Outages

The recent BlackBerry outages may drive more smartphone users to the iPhone and Android platforms, but the BlackBerry is still preferred in government offices. According to National Journal, the main reason is simple: BlackBerry devices are more secure than the others. The devices have embedded encryption technology, making it difficult …

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There’s An App for Traveling Fed Employees

The General Services Administration has launched a mobile application to help federal employees know lodging, meal and reimbursement rates when they travel. Janet Dobbs, GSA’s deputy associate administrator of Travel, Transportation & Asset Management, announced the launch in an Aug. 5 blog entry. The application allows employees to search rates …

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Army Giving Soldiers Smartphones Soon

The U.S. Army is winding down a six-week program testing the viability of using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat. According to CNN, Army officials are encouraged by the results and smartphone-equipped soldiers could be sent overseas later this year. “These young soldiers grew up with this technology,” said Michael …

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GSA Launches Wiki to Push Mobility in Government

The General Services Administration is launching a project to push mobile-technology efforts at federal agencies. The site — the Making Mobile Gov project — is aimed at helping agencies develop mobile strategies and share best practices. The site, launched by GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, will act …

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Army Settles on Android Operating System for Smartphone

The Army has long been researching how to field smartphones on the battlefield. And the announcement last week that the Army had settled on Android operating system for its Joint Battle Command Platform Handheld means it’s one step closer to making a smartphone the newest weapon of war. The specially …

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