Communications and Networking

Justice wireless network struggling, IG says

The Justice Department's ambitious plan to replace Land Mobile Radios with modern systems has gotten stalled, leaving agents still using the old equipment.

Innovation center to tackle government tech problems

Industry group stands ready to help with fresh ideas.

A fast lane to the cloud

As cloud traffic grows, wide-area network optimization could help keep users happily cruising along.

FCC chief of staff to leave in January

The departure of Edward Lazarus leaves a vacancy for a top aide to the FCC chairman.

Future of mobility: More machine than man

Future mobile technology will be so much more than just smart devices and peripherals, expert says. Enter the "Cube."

Program launched to amp up federal IT workforce

New government project targets tech-savvy students in effort to boost federal IT workforce.

VA adds tablets to contracting vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has added amendments to an upcoming major procurement vehicle to specify several types of tablets and light laptop computers it may want to buy.

Encrypted VoIP available for federal teleworkers

Officescape gets a federal certification for its Telesecure VoIP product.

FBI releases new iPhone app for identifying missing children

Is there something missing from the FBI's new Child ID mobile app for missing children? Some parents and users think so.

OMB's press shop joins Twitter

Policy wonks can now follow @OMBPress for the latest news.

Like home-work boundaries? Loosecubes to the rescue.

New workspace marketplace fits a need for those who can telework, but choose not to work from home.

Navy faces headwinds in critical IT plans

IT, now as important as any other weapons system, cannot afford to be shortchanged by budget and force cuts, Navy officials say.

Feds prefer working at home over using telework centers, survey says

Most fed employees polled don't want to commute to telework centers, survey reports.

Remote video increases flexibility for SSA

The Social Security Administration began using remote video conferencing technology to manage its disability hearing workload in 1999 and it seems to be paying off, according to a new report.

Krumbholz writes Networx blog

GSA's Karl Krumbholz joins the ranks of federal bloggers with a blog dedicated to news about network services.

White House e-mail service fails

The White House's unclassified e-mail system went down early Thursday; the reason was unknown by late Thursday afternoon.