• Cell phone information – April 27, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. What to do if you find a cell phone on the street. And get acquainted with the founder of Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer of telecomm equipment and smartphones.

  • Digital cable solutions – March 30, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. When it comes to modern digital cables, like HDMI and USB, a cheap cable will work just as well, so do not waste…

  • Navy frees users from Common Access Cards on mobile devices

    The Navy is adopting DISA’s Purebred program for its tens of thousands of government-issued mobile devices. It’s part of a broader rethinking of identity management across the service.

  • New smartphones? Lots of reasons not to bother

    Smartphones and other “cool” gadgets may have killed off what came before them, but now they are starting to show their age.

  • APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

    APNewsBreak: The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of mobile phones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed

  • Jason Miller: A growing appetite for mobile computing in the classified space

    The Defense Department’s program to let employees use smartphones on the secret network is becoming more popular than anyone ever imagined. After moving from the pilot to the full production stage in June, the Defense Mobile Classified Capability – Secret is in demand — not just in the military but across the government. Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller is here with details on why DoD’s program is so popular.

  • Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

    The FBI is a few weeks away from the finish line on one of the federal government’s largest deployments of Android smartphones. Most of its field agents and analysts will get new devices and new security licenses. The next step is a new crop of mobile apps. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more details.

  • Dick Stapleton, Health and Human Services Department

    Everyone’s on smartphones and tablets these days and lots of websites are becoming more mobile-friendly. This year, the Health and Human Services Department moved to a responsive design template. That lets users more easily read, pan and scroll on a website regardless of the viewing device. Now HHS is sharing its design code so other agencies can make their own websites more responsive. Dick Stapleton, deputy director of the HHS Digital Communications Division, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new move.

  • Blackberry, iPhone target of new malware-phishing campaign

    BlackBerry smartphones and iPhones are increasingly becoming the target of a phishing campaign to infect computers with malware. Users receive an email saying they need to set up a Blackberry ID, but the link it provides installs the malicious software. According to SC Magazine, the the malware can often go undetected by a lot of anti-virus programs.

  • Contractors chart path for ‘bring your own device’ programs

    Federal agencies may be behind the times when it comes to “bring your own device” programs for employees, but federal contractors have been doing it for years. Sheila Jordan from Cisco told the Federal Drive about her company’s program, security concerns and benefits beyond savings.