Inside Lockheed's work with Verizon to start creating '5G.MIL'

Lockheed Martin started working on what it calls "5G.MIL" well before CEO Jim Taiclet first spoke of that acronym and has lined up an initial partner in Verizon, the U.S.' largest wireless carrier, to help tune that vision into a reality for the Defense Department.

Lockheed partnership brings space-based 5G network another step closer

Lockheed Martin's new partnership with satellite startup Omnispace is another step closer to its vision to make "" a reality for its defense customers.

AT&T, VA start 5G rollout at Puget Sound health care hub

AT&T and the Veterans Affairs Department turn the lights on for a 5G and related multiple-access edge computing network at one of the VA’s largest health care hubs.

AT&T, Air Force move ahead on 5G testing at three bases

AT&T and the Air Force are expanding an OTA to bring 5G and other new "networking-as-a-service" capabilities to three bases, bringing many of the same services AT&T offers in the commercial market.

FirstNet, Verizon announce core public safety networks

As FirstNet and AT&T launch the dedicated evolved packet core network to support first responders, Verizon announced general availability of its competing network.

Treasury floats mobile device management RFI

The U.S. Treasury begins a survey to find vendors interested in implementing a mobile device management system for the agency.


5 IT predictions for 2016

2016 will be an exciting time to work in the public sector as new innovations come to the fore and existing initiatives start to bear fruit. Maximus Federal President Thomas Romeo shares his top picks for 2016.

Innovation achieved through teamwork and is crucial to future of security

With the federal marketplace so ripe with opportunities for emerging technologies such as mobility, big data and the cloud, you hear the word “innovation” a lot, but author and journalist Walter Isaacson warned that it is easy to lose sight of what it means to be innovative.

Get ready to dig for billions in cloud, mobility opportunities

There are plenty of cloud and mobility opportunities for you to sink your teeth into, but first you have to do some digging.

What 5 trends are driving a new digital economy?

Accenture has identified five emerging trends that reflect the impact that technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud are having on digital businesses and governments.

Food safety app puts USDA data on your smartphone

How long will that ground beef keep in the fridge? The answer is as close as your smartphone thanks to a new USDA app that's another example of agencies trying to bring their data to a broader audience.

Is the Apple-IBM partnership a game-changer?

A new partnership between Apple and IBM could have a huge impact on the futre of mobile enterprise computing. FCW reporter Adam Mazmanian explores what the coupling of mobile, the cloud and data analytics will mean in the government market.

DISA wants more info on mobility of the future

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released more details on what challenges it is looking to meet as it brings more mobility technology online.

DISA hunts for ways to keep pace with mobile technologies

A new request for information from the Defense Information Systems Agency is a clear sign the government struggles to keep pace with technological change, but at least DISA wants a plan in place to deal with change.

Gens. Lawrence, Sorenson share insights on transformation

Whether it is everything as a service, cloud computing, big data or mobile, the government technology landscape is evolving quickly. Retired Lt. Gens. Susan Lawrence and Jeff Sorenson talk about the challenges and opportunities that come with change.

Is the virtual desktop the next big thing?

Tom Simmons, the leader of Citrix's federal team, sees the virtual desktop as a next big thing in the federal market. The only problem is that it's still a few years away.

State, local agencies want better efficiency but face infrastructure challenges

While most state and local organizations plan to fully deploy data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data and cloud computing in the next three years, most agencies simply aren’t prepared for the resulting demands on their IT infrastructure.

Alcatel to spin off LGS business

Private equity groups will pay $200 million to buy LGS Innovations LLC from its parent, Alcatel-Lucent, granting independence to a company with roots stretching back to Bell Labs and the pre-break up of AT&T.

Tough times breed new opportunities

Experts at Deltek's recent FedFocus event urge contractors to avoid the "hunker down" mentality, and to embrace these tough times as an opportunity to transform how you do business, and how you help your customers deliver on their mission.

Four win NVTC innovator awards

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has picked four companies who best exemplify innovative technology in the categories of agile systems development, cloud, cyber and mobile.