Tag Archives: mobile

NASA Opens Up Space App Proposals to Worldwide Public

NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from  9,147 participants in an April competition, GCN reported Wednesday. NASA conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization, mobile applications and web tools, which the agency says will help further its …

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DoD Aims for New Mobile System to Centralize Infrastructure

The Defense Department has begun to deploy a mobile infrastructure for a military service with the goal of consolidating and securing the agency’s system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the centralized infrastructure, still in its initial phase of implementation, includes a device management system and applications hub. …

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Kevin Cox: GSA Mobile Guidelines to Address Risk

The Obama administration’s guidelines for agencies on how to protect their smartphones and tablets will not approve specific devices for use in the government, a Justice Department official told Federal Times. Kevin Cox, who serves on the interagency team working on mobile security standards, told the newspaper the guidelines are …

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Pentagon Unveils Commercial Mobile Device Plan; Teri Takai Comments

The Defense Department has developed a plan aimed at providing the department’s nearly 600,000 mobile-device users secure classified and protected unclassified mobile platforms. Implementation of the plan will focus on devices, wireless infrastructure and applications that use commercial-off-the-shelf technology, the department said Tuesday. “This is not simply about embracing the …

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Executive Profile: Gwynne Kostin, GSA OCSIT Mobile Director

Gwynne Kostin is a director within the General Services Administration, where she serves as head of mobile in the GSA’s office of citizen services and innovative technologies. She works with federal agencies to provide citizens mobile access to the federal government. She previously served as director of GSA’s center for new …

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VHA Looks to Have ER Triage Tablet by August

The Veterans Health Administration said it hopes to have emergency room triage software up and running by August, Fierce Mobile Healthcare reports. Orlando, Fla.-based DSHI Systems has provided the VHA with a call-center based triage service for 12 years. The VHA selected DHSI to develop triage software ER nurses can …

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IOM Wants New Agency for Health IT Oversight

A new watchdog agency to monitor health information technology safety problems? That’s what the Institute of Medicine has proposed so that safety incidents tied to health IT tools including health records and health information exchanges can be effectively investigated. The IOM, in a report commissioned by the Office of the …

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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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GPS Group Wants FCC to Restrict LightSquared Spectrum

A group representing the GPS industry asked the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday to restrict the proposed LightSquared wireless network from using the upper band of its licensed spectrum. In a letter to the FCC, the Coalition to Save Our GPS asked the agency to prevent LightSquared from using frequencies near …

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