Mobility

Lockheed-Collinear Partnership Aims to Commercialize Wireless Transmission Tech; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin and Collinear Networks have partnered to commercialize a global wireless transmission technology designed for telecommunications network operators. Lockheed said Thursday its space systems business has worked with Collinear since June 2014 under a licensing and development agreement to market a Lockheed-developed hybrid point-to-point wireless transmission platform. The agreement gives Collinear exclusive marketing and non-governmental sales …

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Boeing, DISA Develop Mobile Device for Top-Secret Military Communications; Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Boeing have developed a mobile device designed to help military commanders transmit and receive top-secret messages, Defense One reported Nov. 1. Patrick Tucker writes the Boeing Black mobile phone works with virtual private networks and mobile device management platforms and has a dual-SIM functionality …

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Bill Rowan: DISA Issues Security Technical Implementation Guide for VMware Mobility Mgmt Platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released a Security Technical Implementation Guide for the latest version of VMware’s enterprise mobility management platform. DISA’s STIG for VMware AirWatch 9.X seeks to provide cybersecurity policies and guide agencies on how to install the platform for use on Defense Department-run networks, the company said Thursday. Bill Rowan, vice president of …

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Mark Forman: Digital Govt Projects Should Incorporate User-Centered Design Methodology

Mark Forman, global public sector head at Unisys, has said agencies should integrate user-centered design methodology into digital government projects to optimize costs, public service and overall mission delivery. Forman wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on Nextgov that the government’s mobile applications and services could be underutilized if project designers …

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Carahsoft Adds Okta ID, Mobility Mgmt Tools to GSA, NASA GWAC Vehicles

Carahsoft Technology has added the identity and mobility management offerings of Okta to Carahsoft’s General Services Administration schedule to help public sector customers deploy new applications in a secure environment. As Okta’s master government aggregator, Carahsoft will also offer the former’s cloud-based products to agencies and channel partners via NASA’s SEWP V contract vehicle, Carahsoft said …

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Esri, Waze Forge Public Sector Transportation Systems Partnership; Andrew Stauffer Comments

Esri and Waze have forged a partnership to develop intelligent transportation systems for government agencies to share publicly-available traffic information with their communities. Current government customers of the Esri ArcGIS platform will be able to exchange data and merge information into emergency dispatch and street maintenance systems through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, …

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Xerox Survey Discovers Demand for Innovation in Transportation Tech; Pat Elizondo Comments

A Xerox study reports that 49 percent of respondents from 23 cities around the world believe one application will support all transportation needs while 27 percent see themselves using a self-driving car by 2020. Xerox said Monday the upcoming Global Transportation Survey report reflects citizens’ increased expectations for integrated transportation services and innovation over the coming …

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WidePoint Secures HHS Mobile Device Mgmt Task Order; Steve Komar, Jin Kang Comment

WidePoint has received an initial three-year, $900,000 task order from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide mobile device management services to HHS’ office of the chief information officer. McLean, Virginia-based WidePoint said Monday the order falls under a HHS blanket purchase agreement through which all component agencies of the department …

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BlackBerry, Zimperium Combine Mobile Threat Protection Offerings; Dave Kleidermacher, Shridhar Mittal Comment

BlackBerry and Zimperium have partnered to integrate the companies’ mobile security platforms in an effort to help government and other enterprise customers protect Android and iOS devices against threats. Zimperium combined its zIPS mobile threat management technology with BlackBerry’s BES12 mobile device management software and Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform as part of the partnership, the companies said Wednesday. Shridhar …

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Ping4 to Develop Flood Alerting Mobile Platform for First Responders Under DHS Contract

Ping4 has received a contract of an undisclosed value from the Department of Homeland Security to develop a mobile communications platform that will work to alert first responders on flood conditions. Smartphone application developer Ping4 said Tuesday the platform will be designed to use location-based features of smart mobile devices to provide …

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MobileGuard to Offer Messaging Security Tools Via immixGroup’s Schedule 70, SEWP Contracts

MobileGuard‘s mobile communications compliance products have been added to immixGroup‘s offerings to the federal sector under the General Services Administration‘s Information Technology Schedule 70 and NASA‘s Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle. MobileGuard said Tuesday its platforms will work to help customer agencies  capture, monitor, archive and analyze text and SMS communications across all mobile operating systems …

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Oceus Networks Unveils Mobile 4G LTE Products for Various Deployment Scenarios

Oceus Networks has launched three additions to its family of mobile 4G LTE products in efforts to support size, weight and power needs of different deployment scenarios. The Reston, Virginia-based mobile technology company said Wednesday its new Xiphos Micro, Xiphos Macro and Xiphos Mid platforms are designed to aid on-the-move teams, large deployments and both large and on-the-move deployments, …

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