Tag Archives: mobile

DISA, USAF Partner to Bolster Mobile Device Security

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is working with the U.S. Air Force to test physical cases designed to bolster the security of mobile devices used by airmen, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. These cases cover cameras and shield phones with signal jamming and biometrics to allow the devices for use in facilities with strict security requirements.

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Navy’s Oakland LCS Launches to Sea

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Austal USA released the U.S. Navy's 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship into the sea in preparation for delivery in 2020. The service branch said Monday that its future USS Oakland or LCS 24 touched water for the first time on Sunday at the shipbuilder's facility in Mobile, Ala.

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NIST Researchers Analyze Security Threats to First Responder Devices in New Study

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Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have performed an analysis of the threats affecting modern communication and wearable devices that public safety officers use when performing their duties. The threat analysis is part of a new NIST study entitled “Security Analysis of First Responder Mobile and Wearable Devices,” a draft version of which has recently been made available for public comment. The researchers say that "[by] understanding the threats and risks posed to public safety systems and their users, life-threatening scenarios can be prevented from escalating due to malicious or accidental failures of technology."

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Congress-Approved Bill Seeks to Make Federal Websites Accessible on Mobile Tech

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Congress has passed a bill that would mandate federal agencies to make all public-facing government websites accessible through the use of mobile devices. The Connected Government Act was approved by senators five weeks after the legislation was cleared by House lawmakers, according to an article published Friday on Rep. Robin Kelly’s (D-Illinois) website. “We have a responsibility …

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USMC, MIT Design Wearable Tech to Monitor Marine Agility, Mobility Changes

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S. Marine Corps have developed a boot insert prototype designed to collect information on user mobility and agility changes in an  effort to help USMC plan the material composition and format of Marines’ protective gear. The Marine Corps Systems Command said Wednesday its Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad collaborated with MIT’s Lincoln …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Unveils New Contract Forecasting Tool

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The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services organization has introduced an open source tool designed to display contract forecasting opportunities as part of GSA’s effort to help companies do business with the government. 18F sought to apply feedback it received from small businesses on topics such as types of information companies need to …

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