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

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

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

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

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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Jacob Parcell: New GSA Registry Contains 7K+ Verified Govt Digital Accounts

Federal digital managers have verified more than 7,300 government accounts on third-party Web, social media and mobile platforms through the General Services Administration‘s U.S. Digital Registry, GSA official Jacob Purcell wrote in a blog article published Monday. Purcell, manager of mobile programs at GSA, said the repository is designed to help agencies authenticate sources of government information that people …

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GPO Builds New Online Repository for US Gov’t Publications

The Government Publishing Office has unveiled a beta website that offers a wide range of federal government reports and other documents for public access, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Grayson Ullman writes govinfo.gov will replace the agency’s online Federal Digital System portal by 2017 and contains more than 1.5 million electronic government publications such as …

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