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  • Precise Biometrics to Implement Tactivo Smart Card Reader for DLA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Precise Biometrics to Implement Tactivo Smart Card Reader for DLA

    Precise Biometrics has landed a potential $3.1 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to implement the Tactivo smart card readers system for iPhone and iPad. The company said Monday has a base period of one year with two option years and requires Tactivo implementation support as DLA plans to expand its user base to 13,000 users from 5,000 […] More

  • Apple, IBM Unveil Initial 'MobileFirst for iOS' App Set; Bridget van Kralingen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Apple, IBM Unveil Initial ‘MobileFirst for iOS’ App Set; Bridget van Kralingen Comments

    Apple and IBM have partnered to offer the first batch of IBM MobileFirst for iOS applications that deliver big data and analytics functions to enterprise customers in sectors such as government whose workers use iPhone and iPad devices. Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president at IBM Global Business Services, said Wednesday that the collaboration works to help businesses adopt enterprise mobility technologies for individual engagement […] More

  • Sanjay Mehta: Splunk Designs Dashboard Access App for iPhone, iPad - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sanjay Mehta: Splunk Designs Dashboard Access App for iPhone, iPad

    Splunk has unveiled a mobile application for users to access the operational intelligence company's dashboards and reports. The Splunk mobile app is available for iPhone and iPad users to view reports and receive Splunk enterprise alerts in real time, Splunk said Wednesday. “Splunk deployments have become increasingly critical for our users, who now can benefit from […] More

  • Defense Mag Unveils Raytheon-Sponsored iPad App - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense Mag Unveils Raytheon-Sponsored iPad App

    The Australian Defence Business Review has launched an iPad app that is sponsored by Raytheon and provides a digital version of the magazine’s October print issue, Australian Aviation reported Tuesday. The app was unveiled at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2013 on Tuesday. Aside from the print issue’s contents, the app also contained exclusive features such as an […] More

  • Boeing Launches iPad Aircraft Maintenance Apps; John Maggiore Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Launches iPad Aircraft Maintenance Apps; John Maggiore Comments

    Boeing has introduced an iPad mobile application suite for airline customers to maintain aircraft units and diagnose troubles. The apps are designed for airline technicians to view manuals, component numbers and other data such as aircraft maintenance history, Boeing said Tuesday. John Maggiore, director of fleet and maintenance services at Boeing Digital Aviation, said the mobile […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Updates 3D iPad Mapping App; Greg Irmen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Updates 3D iPad Mapping App; Greg Irmen Comments

    Rockwell Collins has added new features to its three-dimensional map application for the iPad. The updated Airshow 3D Moving Map is now available from Apple's online application store, Rockwell Collins said Tuesday. Greg Irmen, Rockwell Collins vice president and general manager of flight information solutions, cabin and electromechanical systems, said the company aimed to help users […] More

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    Cisco, iRobot Unveil New Telepresence Bot

    Cisco and iRobot have unveiled the enterprise-grade Ava 500 videoconferencing robot designed for autonomous mobility solutions, TechNewsWorld reported Monday. Richard Adhikari writes that the two companies, which demonstrated the 5 foot-5 inch product at the ongoing InfoComm 2013, expect a product rollout by early 2014. The Ava 500, developed to run on Cisco's TelePresence technology, […] More

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    SAIC Releases Mobile Investor App; Mark Sopp Comments

    Science Applications International Corp. has released a free iPad app for shareholders who want real-time information on their investments in the company. SAIC Investor App users can search investor relations materials such as live stock price and trading volume information via graphs, the company said Tuesday. The app is available on the company’s website and […] More

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    NetApp Aiming To Add New Tech In Buying Mobile App Maker; Tom Georgens Comments

    NetApp has acquired mobile application developer ionGrid for an undisclosed amount as part of a strategy to acquire new technologies. Tom Georgens, NetApp chairman and CEO, said the company pursues smaller acquisitions to acquire the technology and leaves larger buys for opportunistic ventures, CRN reports. Joseph Kovar writes Stratos, ionGrid’s flagship application, is intended for […] More

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    NASA Tests iPads, Texting for 2025 Asteroid Mission

    NASA is preparing its astronauts for an asteroid exploration mission by using iPads for training, Information Week reports. David Carr writes the agency is using the iPads to simulate time-delayed radio communications, organize mission pans and deliver training. Used for the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation training at the Aquarius Reef Base at Key Largo, […] More

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    Air Force Wants Software for Electronic Flight Bags in Recently Procured iPads

    The Air Force Special Operations Command wants device management software for the 2,725 Apple iPads that were bought in May to serve as electronic flight bags, NextGov reports. These electronic flight bags will be used to store and display flight charts and manuals that are traditionally on paper. Bob Brewin reports that the software should […] More

  • ARINC Develops iPad Navigation Chart App For Military; Rob Simm Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ARINC Develops iPad Navigation Chart App For Military; Rob Simm Comments

    ARINC has developed iPad application that will provide military pilots with electronic versions of navigation charts and other printed manuals, the company announced Thursday. AEROMilBag took two years to develop and the company is preparing the app for operational trials, certification and accreditation. Deployment could occur by January 2013, according to Rob Simm, a program […] More

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