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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

  • Report: 5 Tech Firms Support Apple Stance on Customer Data Protection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: 5 Tech Firms Support Apple Stance on Customer Data Protection

    Five technology companies back Apple‘s resistance to help the FBI unlock an iPhone to assist in the investigation of a shooting incident that took place in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015, Mashable reported Thursday. Seth Fiegerman writes Apple CEO Tim Cook has argued the de-encryption tool being demanded by federal authorities could set a “dangerous” precedent and compromise the security and privacy […] More

  • Precise Biometrics Receives Mobile Smart Card Reader Order from DLA; Hakan Persson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Precise Biometrics Receives Mobile Smart Card Reader Order from DLA; Hakan Persson Comments

    Precise Biometrics has received a $131,842 follow-up order for its Tactivo mobile smart card reader from the Defense Logistics Agency. DLA placed the order through Precise Biometrics' partner TX Systems and the company will produce Tactivo for iPhone devices, Precise Biometrics said Tuesday. “We are pleased to see that DLA continues to scale up their usage of […] More

  • Wes Anderson on Microsoft's Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon's Tech 'Drivers' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wes Anderson on Microsoft’s Interactive Data Push for Agencies, GovCon’s Tech ‘Drivers’

    Wes Anderson serves as vice president of worldwide public sector services at Microsoft and leads a team that offers information technology services to U.S. and international government agencies. Anderson, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 list for 2015, previously held the VP title for U.S. public sector services at Microsoft and also created and led the […] 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

  • Jay Whitehurst: TCS Mobile Mapping Tool Built to Contain Weather Info, Search Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jay Whitehurst: TCS Mobile Mapping Tool Built to Contain Weather Info, Search Tools

    TeleCommunication Systems has launched a new mapping and navigational technology offering for mobile device users. TCS developed the Gokivo 2.0 app with existing location-based services technologies for users to view weather conditions in real time through the DopplerNav weather overlay, TCS said Monday. Jay Whitehurst, president of TCS’ commercial software group, said Gokivo 2.0 is intended to […] More

  • Unisys Forecasts Encryption Trends in 2014; Dave Frymier Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unisys Forecasts Encryption Trends in 2014; Dave Frymier Comments

    Unisys security professionals have projected that adoption of encryption technologies among businesses will rise in 2014 amid recent disclosures of unauthorized access to enterprise data traffic by external surveillance programs. Reports of third-party intrusion into sensitive data will prompt organizations worldwide to focus on how to prevent data loss, encrypt information and invest in security infrastructures, […] 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

  • In-Q-Tel Funded Firm Runner-Up In Crunchie 'Best Startup Award' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    In-Q-Tel Funded Firm Runner-Up In Crunchie ‘Best Startup Award’

    California-based Palantir placed as a runner up at the Crunchies Awards for its award to the best overall startup for the year. The intelligence community’s investment arm In-Q-Tel, Peter Thiel and some Stanford University computer scientists started Palantir in 2004 to make data analysis software, Citibizlist reports. Technology websites TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venture Beat partner […] More

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    ICE Starts Employee iPhone Distribution

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has started distributing 17,000 iPhones to its employees, Nextgov reports. Although no exact numbers were released, ICE Press Secretary Barbara Gonzales told the website the geographical-based deployment plan is on schedule. Gonzalez added the iPhones to be given to ICE investigators, legal personnel and other staff will be subjected […] More

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    Robert Wheeler: Pentagon Wants Mobile App Store Open in Early 2013

    The Defense Department‘s deputy chief information officer said Wednesday the department is aiming for a consolidated military app store to open in early 2013, American Forces Press Service reports. Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler‘s comments come as the Defense Information Systems Agency seeks a contractor to build the app store and provide a mobile […] More

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