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  • Terry Halvorsen Orders Microsoft Windows 10 Updates on 4M DoD Seats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Terry Halvorsen Orders Microsoft Windows 10 Updates on 4M DoD Seats

    Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer of the Defense Department, has committed 4 million seats in the department’s efforts to upgrade its information systems and devices to the Microsoft-built Windows 10 operating system. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for Windows and devices group at Microsoft, writes in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the move aims to help DoD […] More

  • IDC: Global Mobility Spending to Reach Nearly $2T by 2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IDC: Global Mobility Spending to Reach Nearly $2T by 2019

    A new International Data Corp. report predicts consumer and enterprise spending on mobile software, devices and services to hit $1.85 trillion by 2019, up from $1.66 trillion in 2015. IDC said Thursday the figure represents a compound annual growth rate of 2.7 percent over four years as commercial enterprises across industries seek to transform their operations. According to […] More

  • Carahsoft Adds Sonim Technologies' Mobile Platforms to 2 Govt Contracts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Carahsoft Adds Sonim Technologies' Mobile Platforms to 2 Govt Contracts

    Carahsoft Technology has agreed to offer Sonim Technologies' mobile devices and related accessories to U.S. public sector customers through Carahsoft’s two government contracts. Sonim’s mobile devices such as the XP7 smartphone will be available to government agencies through Carahsoft’s National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance and Cooperative Purchasing Network contracts, Sonim said Thursday. “Sonim is excited to be included among Carahsoft’s […] More

  • AT&T Receives Education Dept Mobile Service Support Contract; Mike Leff Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AT&T Receives Education Dept Mobile Service Support Contract; Mike Leff Comments

    AT&T has secured a three-year contract to provide mobile devices and related management support services for the Education Department. The contract covers data and voice services, smartphones and tablet devices, onsite support and mobile device management services, AT&T said Tuesday. Mike Leff, vice president for civilian agencies at AT&T's government solutions business, said the company's mobility […] More

  • Air Force Seeks Software Dev't Support for Cyber Defense Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Air Force Seeks Software Dev't Support for Cyber Defense Program

    The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to award a potential $49.5 million contract to commercial companies to develop software programs that could help the service branch block potential cyber attacks and hack threat actors' computer systems, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the military branch published the draft contract for the “Offensive Cyberspace Operations […] More

  • OCC Taps DMI for Managed Mobility Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    OCC Taps DMI for Managed Mobility Services

    Digital Management Inc. has secured a contract to operate, review and deploy managed mobility services for the Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. DMI will work to negotiate prices of Wi-Fi and mobile devices, mobile hotspots, and voice and data plans on behalf of OCC through the General Services Administration's Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative contract vehicle, […] More

  • Johns Hopkins University APL Unveils Location-Specific Emergency Alert Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Johns Hopkins University APL Unveils Location-Specific Emergency Alert Tech

    Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has conceptualized a new smartphone-based emergency alert technology that works to provide location-specific notifications to users. The lab said Wednesday the Arbitrary-Size Location-Aware Targeting concept utilizes geolocation technologies to boost the alerts’ accuracy of delivery. “ASLAT uses the location awareness of wireless devices “” their internal knowledge of where they are […] More

  • DHS, Boeing Kick Off Mobile Device AI Chip Development; Vincent Sritapan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS, Boeing Kick Off Mobile Device AI Chip Development; Vincent Sritapan Comments

    Boeing has kicked off the development of a computer chip meant for the company's Black smartphone with a $2.2 million award from the Department of Homeland Security, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the chip will be designed to work on any mobile device and identify a user's characteristic gestures such as the walking style to […] More

  • State Department Seeks Info on Mobile Devices, Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department Seeks Info on Mobile Devices, Services

    The Defense Department has launched a market research on cellular services and mobile devices with the release of a request for information on Friday that seeks input from industry for its mobile service program for employees. Mobile devices needed under the program must provide text, data, voice service and mobile hotspot service, according to the FedBizOpps notice. They […] More

  • NIST Cyber Center Wants Industry Aid for IT Access Control Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Cyber Center Wants Industry Aid for IT Access Control Projects

    The Maryland-based National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is searching for industry sources to develop a cybersecurity system intended to help control access to information technology assets. Contractors would design three projects around access control, personal identity verification credentials and mobile devices, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said Friday. One project is focused on the […] More

  • Citrix Poll: Majority of Employees Use Work Devices Without Security Software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Citrix Poll: Majority of Employees Use Work Devices Without Security Software

    A Citrix-commissioned survey says 88 percent of the American workforce use company-issued computers and mobile devices that are not equipped with corporate security software. Wakefield Research polled at least 1,000 people in July and found that more than 60 percent of them lack response plans to address possible data thefts, Citrix said Tuesday. “Educating the […] More

  • Intelligent Automation Lands DHS Mobile Security R&D Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intelligent Automation Lands DHS Mobile Security R&D Contract

    Intelligent Automation has been awarded a $1.2 million contract to carry out research and development work on mobile security for the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. The award calls for Intelligent Automation to assess several methods in an effort to safeguard operating systems, identity, firmware and other mobile device layers from malicious […] More

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