Tag Archives: smartphone

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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Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing Pushing New Geospatial ‘Phase’

The proliferation of smartphones and technological innovations such as cloud computing could point to a new era for geospatial intelligence, according to a recent Defense Systems report. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is sounding out the new tech tools to more easily put high-value geospatial imagery into the hands of warfighters. …

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Army Settles on Android Operating System for Smartphone

The Army has long been researching how to field smartphones on the battlefield. And the announcement last week that the Army had settled on Android operating system for its Joint Battle Command Platform Handheld means it’s one step closer to making a smartphone the newest weapon of war. The specially …

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Army Smartphone Pilot Study to Wrap up in 6-8 Months

The Army’s long-term vision supports putting a smartphone in the hands of every soldier, according to a recent Army News Service report. However, don’t expect to see BlackBerries and iPhones on the battlefield tomorrow, military officials said. At a roundtable last week, Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, director of the Army …

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Smartphone as Weapon of War?

Ammo? Check. Body armor? Check. Smartphone? The Army could be putting a check mark next to the last one soon. After ongoing field studies of how to implement mobile devices within the Army, issuing smartphones along with all other equipment may not be that far off. “To most soldiers, it …

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NASA at Your Finger Tips

Interested in NASA and have a smartphone? Then you will be able to access all the latest information, images and videos from the space agency. The newly updated app features four different screens: The missions home screen, which displays all current NASA missions in a table view; the images home …

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