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4 myths busted about mobile devices

Federal agencies considering mobile applications should avoid these common myths that might limit their potential, a GSA official said.

Will a national alert system be ready for the next emergency?

Tuesday afternoon's 5.8 earthquake left hundreds of thousands of people along the East Coast temporarily without cell-phone service as circuits became overloaded and communications in many cases was reduced to texting or tweets. So what's a nation to do?

Honeywell subsidiary completes tender offer for EMS comms firm

Honeywell International's subsidiary Egret Acquisition Corp. has successfully completed the tender offer to pay $33 per share of common stock of EMS Technologies Inc. for a purchase price of $491 million.

VA adds tablets to contracting vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has added amendments to an upcoming major procurement vehicle to specify several types of tablets and light laptop computers it may want to buy.

GTSI provides Army with $159M in biometric ID kits

GTSI Corp. will provide the Army with biometric identification hardware and software kits under a 16-month contract worth $159 million.

Northrop retains $207M wireless network contract for NYC agencies

Northrop Grumman Corp. will continue to provide operational and maintenance support for New York City's wireless network thanks to a five-year, $207 million contract renewal.

Satcom firm embraces government as part of growth strategy

MTN Government Services starts at the ground level of an agency to prove its satellite services work.

RIM to lay off 2,000 workers

In the face of floundering smart phone interest Research In Motion announces it is laying off more than 10 percent of it workforce.

Harris goes north to Alaska to upgrade FAA route system

Harris Corp. will upgrade Alaska's air transportation system as part of a 10-year Federal Aviation Administration contract worth $85 million.

Stottlemyer unveils new name for ITSolutions

Company rebrands to emphasize performance and mission-critical work. Which words were combined to create the Acentia name?

FDA proposes regulating mobile health apps

For the first time, federal regulators are scrutinizing the mobile health applications market.

Planning for FOSE 2011? Here's a primer.

The expo and conference, July 19-21 at the Washington Convention Center, will present a smorgasbord of innovative technologies and products, and techniques for applying them to government.

Annapolis firm gets Army order for satellite terminals

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has been awarded a $60.8 million order to provide satellite terminals to the Army in two stages in 2012.

Is a government love affair with the iPad about to begin?

Washington Technology's sister publication Federal Computer Week spoke with some avid tablet users in the federal government about how they use their tablets and how these still-new devices are likely to change the game.

Army's 2012 plan emphasizes innovation, frugality

The service's 2012 Modernization Plan puts focus on using technology to maximize resources amid dwindling funds.

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