Mobility

Salesforce Introduces Unified Payment System for LA Travelers; Dave Rey Quoted

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in California has implemented a Salesforce-powered unified payment system for local commuters to pay for travel through a single digital hub. Publicis.Sapient helped LA Metro architect and launch the TAPforce on the Salesforce Platform to serve as a “one-stop shop” for payment transactions and program registrations across …

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General Atomics-Made RPA Performs First Automated Landing With USAF

The U.S. Air Force has conducted the first automated landing of the General Atomics-made MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft’s Block 5 configuration. The aircraft is equipped with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.‘s Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability that works to increase safety; boost aircrew efficiency; and support cross wind operations and …

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Northrop, RapidSOS to Integrate Emergency Tech Platforms for First Responders

Northrop Grumman and RapidSOS have partnered to integrate the companies’ emergency technology platforms in an effort to help first responders determine the location of distressed callers who use smartphones and other connected devices. The partnership seeks to combine RapidSOS’ Next-Generation 911 Clearinghouse system with Northrop’s suite of computer-aided dispatch products that include CommandPoint CAD, Northrop said …

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Lookout Releases DHS-Funded Mobile Security Platform; Vincent Sritapan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the availability of a technology platform Lookout developed to help secure mobile devices against phishing attacks. DHS said Thursday it partly funded the development of Lookout’s Mobile Endpoint Security system, designed to help users block attempts to deliver malware or steal credentials in virtual messages and applications. Vincent …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch: Personal Mobile Device Use a ‘Top Trend’ in Satcom Industry

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications and a four-time Wash100 winner, has said the “bring your own device” arrangement is one of the top trends he has observed in the satellite communications sector. “The market is demanding reliable connections through personal mobile devices, regardless of location,” he told CommunicAsia in an …

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IARPA Taps 4 Industry Teams for User Environment Security Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected four companies to develop technology platforms to help protect computers from cloud security threats. Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business, Next Century, Siege Technologies and Star Labs will lead performance teams under IARPA’s Virtuous User Environment project, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday. …

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