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    Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

    Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office. 11/03/2017

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    Gowdy: White House deleted text, social media apps from official phones

    White House staff no longer have text or social media messaging apps on their official phones because of records management headaches, according to a letter from a key House overseer. 10/23/2017

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    Verizon plans FirstNet rival

    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet. 08/16/2017

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    What it will take to make carriers bullish on EIS

    Telecommunications service providers hope agencies don't play safe with EIS and instead lean on them for help with next generation services. 08/07/2017

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    CBP hopes job app will smooth hiring

    Customs and Border Protection is banking that a re-engineered hiring processes and a new mobile app will help the agency recruit new agents and support personnel. 07/21/2017

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    DHS makes mobile security a priority

    Mobile security continues to be top priority for the Department of Homeland Security, which has multiple efforts underway to address threats to federal devices. 07/21/2017

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    Census' $2B+ IT toolkit starts to take shape

    With preparations for a dress rehearsal set to begin in August, the Census Bureau is rounding out the contracted services for its 2020 count. 07/17/2017

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    Social Security takes a second crack at two-factor authentication

    Almost a year after rolling back a mobile phone-based authentication plan for its public beneficiary services, the Social Security Administration unveils a new approach. 05/12/2017

  • Mobile security threats facing feds

    Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says. 05/05/2017

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    OMB seeks more specific IT spending data

    New guidance instructs agencies to break out investments for seven standard "support IT" categories. 04/27/2017

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    Navigation moves indoors

    By using the data generated from smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency signal strengths and GPS fixes, NIST hopes developers can build indoor navigation apps that can be validated against fixed locations. 04/18/2017

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    Terry Halvorsen joins Samsung

    The former DOD CIO is taking a senior role with the Korean electronics manufacturer. 04/17/2017

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