Cybersecurity

DISA awards $87 million contract for classified mobile

The Defense Department’s IT support agency awarded Booz Allen Hamilton the new contract for classified mobile enterprise services for more than 4,000 users.

IT Modernization

The internal Air Force startup trying to drive mobile computing

COVID-19 and telework exposed the Air Force's lack of mobile capabilities. BESPIN is trying to change that, that one app at a time.

IT Modernization

DOD seeks more 5G prototypes

The Defense Department detailed two more draft plans for proposed 5G testbeds at military bases around the country.

Cybersecurity

House panel moves 5G protection bills

A House telecommunications subcommittee approved several measures aimed at sharpening supply chain protections and security for 5G wireless networks.

IT Modernization

DOD sets 5G test sites

The Defense Department named five bases around the country to test emerging high speed 5G network applications.

IT Modernization

Former DHS officials want to build 5G without Huawei

Nagging concerns about Huawei's cyber threat to emerging 5G infrastructure, prompts former DHS officials to advocate standardized, open-source-based development of wireless gear.

Digital Government

One year out, Census plans a busy final stretch

Tech supporting the 2020 census has performed well in testing, officials said at a Census Day event, but will it scale?

IT Modernization

Army preps for high-tech radio upgrade

As part of the service's 10-year network modernization plan, the Army Network Cross Functional Team will begin pushing solutions for its integrated tactical network starting in fiscal 2020 with deliverables beginning in 2021.

Digital Government

DOJ IG focuses on FBI text collection problems

Auditors say the FBI must address the combination of technical and non-technical issues that have led to years of inconsistent collection and retention of employee texts.

Cybersecurity

DARPA to test secure warfighter mobile devices in June

DOD's research arm is getting ready to test mobile devices that permit information-sharing across multiple security levels from a single platform.

Digital Government

CBP greets international boaters with app

Customs and Border Protection's online portal for international maritime arrivals is moving to a mobile app.

Digital Government

DISA approves newest Samsung phones for unclassified use

DOD employees can now use government-purchased Galaxy S9 smartphones with the Defense Information Systems Agency's DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability.

Digital Government

House, Senate bills split on Census funding

House and Senate appropriators differ by $1 billion in their bills to fund the Census Bureau in fiscal year 2019.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers question Google-Huawei partnership

Five Capitol Hill security hawks are asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to justify a partnership with Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei.

IT Modernization

Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information.

Digital Government

Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon bans sale of Chinese phones at military exchanges

The move is the latest salvo in the government's ongoing conflict with telecom companies Huawei and ZTE over concerns their devices could be used to facilitate Chinese government spying

IT Modernization

CBP officers test body cams

The short-term cost is the camera, a former agency chief said. The big expense is with data storage and retrieval.

Digital Government

Oversight panel advances records preservation, transparency bills

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a slate of bills aimed at preserving electronic records, improving customer experience and posting more information online.

Digital Government

GSA takes the lead on making federal websites mobile friendly

Agencies need to start paying attention soon, because the Connective Government Act will require all new sites to optimize for mobile users.

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