Portable or Handheld Devices

Raytheon to provide soldiers with mobile translation system

When completed, the Army will have a system that can be used on a variety of operating systems and mobile platforms.

CGI to support artillery systems under Army contract

Contract will provide software engineering and system support to CECOM.

Will Amazon's Fire kindle a new push for personal tech at work?

Amazon's new device may be less versatile than Apple's iPad, but it's also much less expensive. Expect the weeks after Christmas to bring it into the workplace.

Harris wins $38M contract to provide radios to alliance partners

Harris wins an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide Southern Command partner nations with military communications and field assistance.

Scrutiny of IT spending: The new normal

The executive order limiting agencies' ability to provide mobile devices, among other things, is unlikely to be the last measure tightening the limits.

Can Silver Lining live up to its name in education IT offerings?

Startup company Silver Lining wants to win mobile IT contracts from federal agencies and statewide education systems so it is offering some pilot concepts in Virginia and West Virginia.

Patents, mobility drive Google's $12.5B Motorola bid

Google will pick up a wealth of patents with Motorola acquisition as its faces bigger competitors and a future built on mobile computing.

GTSI provides Army with $159M in biometric ID kits

GTSI Corp. will provide the Army with biometric identification hardware and software kits under a 16-month contract worth $159 million.

RIM to lay off 2,000 workers

In the face of floundering smart phone interest Research In Motion announces it is laying off more than 10 percent of it workforce.

Which tablet ruled the FOSE show?

Twelve products are honored in their categories, and a familiar face takes Best in Show.

FDA proposes regulating mobile health apps

For the first time, federal regulators are scrutinizing the mobile health applications market.

Planning for FOSE 2011? Here's a primer.

The expo and conference, July 19-21 at the Washington Convention Center, will present a smorgasbord of innovative technologies and products, and techniques for applying them to government.

Is a government love affair with the iPad about to begin?

Washington Technology's sister publication Federal Computer Week spoke with some avid tablet users in the federal government about how they use their tablets and how these still-new devices are likely to change the game.

Challenge IBM's Watson, see the best mobile apps and more at FOSE

On the FOSE 2011 show floor, you can match wits with Watson, hang out at the BlackBerry Lounge, spend time at the Mobile Apps Theater and take in a full roster of live demonstrations.

Are you ready to give up your desktop computer?

An increasing number of people are opting to work with mobile devices even in the office. Are you sold on the idea?

'Idiots' simplify hacking, CSC director tells news agency

A DHS experiment to test the ease of hacking shows more than half the people who find unknown computer discs or thumb drives will plug them into their office computers to see what's on them, exposing the systems to viruses and hacking.

Could RIM really be on its way out?

Reports say RIM may be on its last legs, but we aren't writing them off just yet.