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Living With Gadget Creep

Are electronic gizmos and communications aides making work life better and more productive or do you find yourself distracted, tired and nervous in the civil service? Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know your thoughts.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Technology , workforce

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 02:05am EST

Agencies describe roadblocks to wider mobile adoption

The federal government is on a quest to provide high-quality agency data to the public through a variety of digital avenues. But standing in the path of agencies' ability to provide government data "anytime, anywhere and on any device" are a number of potential roadblocks, according to a series of new reports from the Federal Chief Information Officers' Council.

Tags: Digital Government Strategy , Technology , Federal CIO Council , Jack Moore

Monday - 12/17/2012, 08:35pm EST

PTSD there's an app for that

A smartphone application released by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments in the spring leverages the power of mobile technology to help veterans better manage post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tags: VA , DoD , PTSD , Sonja Batten , mobile applications , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/07/2011, 11:54am EST

Mobile-minded CIOs point to importance of business case

Federal agencies across the government have dipped their toes in the mobile pond. While agencies have implemented the new technology for a variety of reasons, there are a couple of common lessons learned shared by the early adopters. Two federal chief information officers who have overseen their agency's mobile transitions shared best practices and compelling use-cases in a panel discussion as part of Federal News Radio's special series, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile.

Tags: FERC , ATF , Rick Holgate , Federal Drive , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , Technology , mobile apps

Friday - 12/07/2012, 11:02am EST

Mobile computing fuels Arlington Cemetery modernization

Just two years ago, Arlington National Cemetery was plagued by mismarked and unidentified gravesites and incomplete paper records. Now, the Army has at its disposal a massive, GPS-enabled digital database of every gravesite. And what's more the cemetery has made the database available to the public via its website and a mobile application.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Nicholas Miller , Arlington National Cemetery , Technology , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 08:04pm EST

VA's mobile projects put iPads in hands of doctors - and patients

The Veterans Affairs Department's mobile projects have centered on improving internal business processes and changing how the agency interacts with the public. The department's "Clinic-in-Hand" program, which will launch early next year, will deploy iPads to family caregivers of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. And increasingly VA doctors and nurses are eschewing the clipboards and prescription pads in favor of mobile options.

Tags: VA , Kathleen Frisbee , Technology , Veterans Health Administration , Federal Drive , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:04pm EST

The New Fed: Superhero or 24/7 puppet?

Uncle Sam is evolving rapidly in the high-tech and mobility world. But is that always a good thing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Has it turned civil servants into workout superheroes or are they becoming 24/7 puppets?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:00am EST

Industry Chatter: Optimos CEO Lisa Mascolo on the mobile future

Lisa Mascolo, the CEO of enterprise IT firm Optimos joins Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss mobile technology trends for the future.

Tags: Technology , In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Lisa Mascolo , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile ,

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 03:12pm EST

Column: With foundation for federal mobility in place, time to take on next set of challenges

Rick Holgate, the assistant director and chief information officer for Office of Science and Technology in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the Digital Government Strategy helped get agencies moving in the right direction around mobile.

Tags: Rick Holgate , ATFE , Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , mobility , Technology , Justice Department

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 12:43pm EST

Column: Confessions of a BlackBerry lover

Starting a new relationship can be hard, especially if it begins with the breakup of a long-time companion. As more federal agencies dump their old BlackBerry smartphones and transition to the iPhone or Android-based devices, some managers are finding it difficult to make the switch.

Tags: Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , Lisa Wolfe , Technology , BlackBerry , iPhone , apps

Friday - 12/07/2012, 05:48am EST
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