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DOJ, DHS Seek to Provide User-Friendly Tech for Employees

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security aim to provide “user-friendly” technologies for employees in an effort to mitigate threats and address mission needs, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. William Snelson, associate director of operations at DOJ’s U.S. Marshals Service, told MeriTalk that federal employees must match the technological skills of adversaries to stay ahead of …

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NIST Issues Mobile App Security Draft Guidelines; Tony Karygiannis Comments

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has released draft guidelines for government agencies to manage their mobile applications and identify associated risks, InformationWeek reported Thursday. Richard Walker writes the document outlines vetting systems to detect security vulnerabilities of third-party mobile apps before implementing them across the enterprise. “Agencies need …

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Roberta Stempfley: Govt-Wide Certification Program Needed to Screen Mobile Apps

A Department of Homeland Security official has proposed creating a government-wide security authorization service that would validate mobile applications before federal staff can download the apps, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that Roberta Stempfley, DHS deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity strategy and emergency communications, said agencies must develop a …

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Fixmo to Build Pentagon Mobile Mgmt Platform

The Defense Department has hired mobile security company Fixmo to develop a mobile device management platform for Pentagon staff to access email and calendar activities and browse the Internet using Google Android and Apple mobile devices, Defense News reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Pentagon is acquiring a monitoring …

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EPA Picks Environmental Mobile App Contest Winners

The Environmental Protection Agency asked the public in June to create apps that would help address one of the seven priorities EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson unveiled in January 2010. The Apps for the Environment challenge was launched from there. On Tuesday, the EPA announced the overall winner was the Light …

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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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NGA Head Sees Future in Geospatial Apps

The head of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency wants to better equip those working in the Intelligence Community with high-tech tools, such as cutting-edge mobile apps to fundamentally change how NGA does business. Speaking before the National Geospatial Intelligence Symposium in New Orleans, Letitia A. Long said the agency wants …

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