New mobile device policy planned for DOD

New DOD rules for secure mobile technology use is in the works, one official says.

Apple's iPad to soon face new rivals

RIM and other computer makers are close to releasing new tablet computers to challenge Apple's iPad.

Lost your BlackBerry? Ooh, you're in trouble now.


On Independence Day, who was free from techno tyranny?

On the approach of the July Fourth weekend, we asked readers to declare their independence from the oppression workplace tools. See what devices, gadgets and apps they chose to take a holiday from.

111 agency mobile applications for your smart phone

After spending months encouraging mobile application development, has released a comprehensive list of apps now available for your government smart phone.

HP shakes up mobile market with Palm acquisition

Hewlett-Packard Co. said today it has agreed to acquire Palm Inc., credited with creating the smart phone, for $1.2 billion.

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be eager

The GCN Lab finds 10 reasons why feds will love the iPad, starting with a couple of things it doesn't have.

iPad: 10 reasons feds should be wary

The GCN Lab has offered 10 reasons(plus a bonus reason) why iPads would be good for government use. But what's right for one user isn't always right for another. So here are 10 reasons why government employees might want to take a pass.

iEnvy: Do BlackBerry users need an iPad?

The apps available for Apple's sleek new iPad have many BlackBerry-carrying feds drooling, but BlackBerry also offers a robust, if lesser-known, app store, says GCN Lab Director John Breeden.

Think you want an iPad? Read this first!

Everyone seems to want an iPad, but is it worth it? Early reviews paint a muddled picture of iPad's pros and cons.

The Army's smart turn to battlefield apps

Smart phone technology is taking over the rest of the world, it seems, so why should the U.S. military be immune? The Army, at least, seems to be willing to see how far it can go, even on the front lines.

6 technologies that will grab your attention at FOSE

The GCN Lab offers a few ideas on new products worth checking out during this year's FOSE exposition.

Flash media vendors eye DOD market despite strict rules

The Defense Department has eased its blanket ban on removable devices such as USB drives, and vendors are responding with tamper-proof hardware, FIPS 140-2 validated encryption engines and on-board antivirus

When iPods are killers

iPods, smart phones and other personal devices are raising new questions about safety on the battlefield, on the beat and in other hazardous areas, writes blogger Brian Robinson.

Microsoft CEO highlights two screens at CES keynote

To kick off the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer referred to filling "all of the screens of our lives," but his talk mostly centered on TV broadcasts, video-on-demand, and games running on televisions and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as PCs.

Hands on with Army Go Mobile gear

The real potential of the Go Mobile program is in providing military personnel access to their AKO/DKO accounts wirelessly. The days of luggable laptops might be over soon, replaced in this case with smart phones that pack almost as much computing power.