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  • Symantec Forms Partnership To Secure App Developer Devices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Forms Partnership To Secure App Developer Devices

    Symantec and Giesecke & Devrient have agreed to develop protected security applications for smartphones and tablets in a move aimed at helping application developers deliver products and services that meet security requirements. Under the partnership, Symantec will use G&D’s Trusted Service Manager to update the company’s mobile apps and protect the apps’ cryptographic keys and […] More

  • Medical Wireless Device Maker Pushing Touchscreen Vital Sign Reader - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Medical Wireless Device Maker Pushing Touchscreen Vital Sign Reader

    Medical wireless device builder Sotera Wireless has received a $14.8 million funding boost aimed at helping it commercialize a touchscreen wireless vital sign monitoring device, His Talk Mobile reports. Qualcomm Ventures, Safeguard Scientifics and Cerner Capital have contributed funds to the San Diego-based startup, according to the report Sotera Wireless designed the VisiMobile to provide […] More

  • Citrix Aiming for Mobile, Cloud Expansion Through Zenprise Buy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Citrix Aiming for Mobile, Cloud Expansion Through Zenprise Buy

    Citrix Systems is acquiring mobile security company Zenprise, following up on four previous acquisitions in an attempt to continue building its cloud-based management and collaboration portfolio, BYTE News reports. Larry Seltzer writes Zenprise makes mobile device management software for enterprises to control devices connected to their networks. Sumit Dhawan, Citrix group vice president and general […] More

  • VA Awards Mobile App Store, Device Mgmt Software Contract; Jerry Ambrosh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Awards Mobile App Store, Device Mgmt Software Contract; Jerry Ambrosh Comments

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Firstview Federal Technology Solutions LLC to provide the department a cloud computing-based mobile application store, Nextgov reports. According to Bob Brewin, Firstview will also provide the VA mobile device management software under the $4.4 million contract awarded last week. The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to issue a […] More

  • White House Updates BYOD Guidance; Cindy Auten Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    White House Updates BYOD Guidance; Cindy Auten Comments

    The White House has released an updated guidance for agencies on implementing “bring your own device” policies, Nextgov reports. Brittany Ballendstedt writes that a working group used recent BYOD programs at other agencies to form this new BYOD guidance. Goals of allowing employees to bring their own mobile devices into work include improved productivity, work-life […] More

  • CGI Makes Virginia Govt Procurement Mobile App; McDonnell, Boyajian Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CGI Makes Virginia Govt Procurement Mobile App; McDonnell, Boyajian Comment

    CGI has developed a new mobile application to help the state of Virginia run its electronic procurement system, where small businesses track business opportunities with state government entities. The company said it partnered with the state’s Internet-enabled mobile device team to create eVA Mobile 4 Business, which provides solicitation details, integrated calendars, personalized watch lists […] More

  • DISA's Alex Froede: New Mobile Device Process Coming - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DISA's Alex Froede: New Mobile Device Process Coming

    The Defense Department will soon implement new processes intended to speed up mobile device approval, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller reports Alex Froede, a DISA support contractor, made the announcement during the Federal Mobility Computing Summit in Washington. Froede said DISA will no longer adhere to the agency’s current security technical implementation guide, claiming […] More

  • DISA's Bruce Bennett: Unclassified BYOD Could Come Next Year - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DISA's Bruce Bennett: Unclassified BYOD Could Come Next Year

    A Defense Information Systems Agency program executive officer said Pentagon personnel may be able to place unclassified information on their personal mobile devices by late 2013 or early 2014, Fierce Government IT reports. Bruce Bennett, PEO for communications systems, said at an AFCEA conference mobile device adoption depends on moving technology, policy, security and culture […] More

  • Army Issues RFI for Touchscreen Device Gloves - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Issues RFI for Touchscreen Device Gloves

    The U.S. Army wants form-fitting gloves for soldiers that use mobile devices and tablets in the field, InformationWeek reports.  Touchscreen devices react to bioelectrons in the users’ hands and the Army said protective cases soldiers use make it difficult to effectively use fielded devices. According to a request for information on FedBizOpps, the Army plans […] More

  • Douglas Roseboro: Mobility Tops FAA Priorities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Douglas Roseboro: Mobility Tops FAA Priorities

    Federal Aviation Administration inspectors are taking advantage of the open policy the agency has embraced for using iPads in order to conduct safety checks on airline carriers, AOL Government reports.   Fifty of the agency’s 3,300 inspectors are partaking in a six-month pilot program through which inspectors use mobile devices to conduct their daily responsibilities […] More

  • Richard Spires: DHS Agents Switching from Radios to Smartphones in 5 Years - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Richard Spires: DHS Agents Switching from Radios to Smartphones in 5 Years

    The Department of Homeland Security plans to shift towards using mobile devices that can stream on-demand videos and conduct biometric identity verification checks, Federal Computer Week reports.  DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires discussed the department’s mobility and information sharing plans in addition to a new joint program office at the AFCEA-Bethesda Law Enforcement Information […] More

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