Tag Archives: iPad

Robert Petzel: VA Spent $500M on Telemedicine Projects in 2013

The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $500 million in 2013 on telemedicine programs intended for 8 million veterans, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that VA Health Undersecretary Robert Petzel told the station in an interview at the Connected Health Showcase event Wednesday in Washington agency seeks to …

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Report: Apple Devices Could Get DISA Approval Next Week

Apple will soon receive the security clearance it needs for the iPhone and iPad to be used within the Pentagon’s networks, Nextgov reports. A Defense Information Systems Agency told Nextgov that Mark Orndoff, chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance, that DISA could approve the devices for …

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Transportation Agencies Gearing Up for iPads

The Transportation Department seems willing to embrace Apple’s iPad for department-wide usage. Now the only question that remains is when. Government Attic reports the FAA has tested out 800 iPads and that other heads of transportation agencies seem to agree that integrating the iPad would be a beneficial move. Bill …

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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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Pentagon Shoring Up Smartphone Security

The Defense Department is opening up to smartphones and tablets and trying to do it securely, a Pentagon official said Monday. AFPS reports the department is concerned with issues regarding users’ general lack of knowledge of how the devices work, potentially compromising the devices. “We do want this innovation in …

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There’s Another App for NASA

NASA, recently ranked the most innovative federal agency, now has another trick up their sleeve. Scientists and media specialists announced a new iPad app, the NASA Visualization Explorer, at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is NASA’s second app for the iPad. The new app allows users …

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VA to Open Network for iPads, iPhones

The Department of Veterans Affairs will open its network to access by Apple iPads and iPhones starting in October, GovInfoSecurity.com reports. VA staff are currently limited to using only BlackBerry smart phones, with more than 20,000 employees using BlackBerry devices. VA staff will be able to access encrypted e-mail as …

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