Mobile & Wireless
Guy Cavallo named SBA deputy CIO
Guy Cavallo will join the Small Business Administration as deputy CIO. He comes to the agency from the Transportation Security Administration.
FirstNet opens $30M grant for broadband apps and innovations
The federal agency wants to harness ideas from academia, nonprofits and the private sector to enhance communications for first responders.
New mobile acquisition roadmap emphasizes standardization, simplification and savings
A governmentwide team of experts published a draft roadmap that sets forth the category management framework for how the federal government will buy mobile devices and services in the near future, with an overarching focus on standardization, simplification and savings.
Census Bureau launches device-as-a-service procurement for 2020
The Census Bureau began its search Tuesday for a telecommunications vendor to supply the smartphones and mobile services necessary for door-to-door field operations during the 2020 decennial census, the director of the bureau said.
FirstNet announces Innovation and Test Lab
America’s first nationwide public safety communications network took one step closer to reality Wednesday when the First Responder Network Authority — better known as FirstNet — announced a new facility where future private industry partners will test technology and train personnel how to use it.
Patent office may have paid examiners $18M for hours they didn’t work — IG
Though, investigators found that full-time teleworkers clocked in less “unsupported” time per day after the agency launched a new policy for staff who work remotely.