FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Top 10 Tech Trends for Feds to Watch. Across government, career executives are assessing priorities for the year, with an eye to both the known challenges that must be addressed and the new priorities Trump administration officials want to champion. The administration’s newly released budget proposal will dominate the headlines, but there are IT and management issues that will be key regardless of the policies. Here are the tech issues that will be the focus of government time and attention in the months ahead. Find out more
VIDEO: Is Snapchat Building the iPhone Killer? Snapchat’s parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works? Find out more
DISA: Explores Solution to Mobile CAC Challenge. The Defense Department is having a particularly tough time integrating mobile technology into its mission, largely because every attempt to link it to the Common Access Card has been too cumbersome. But the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Purebred program may have found a way to bypass the physical CAC altogether. Find out more
TRACKING TOOL: From Disaster Planning to Conservation: Mobile Phones as a New Tracking Tool. Mobile phones have almost totally infiltrated human society, with the number estimated at more than 7 billion in 2014. Ownership of mobile phones continues to grow, even in some of the poorest countries.
Many of those phones are geolocated, continuously providing the geographic location of the user, effectively acting as tracking devices for human populations. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-2017.
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