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Real ID requirements temporarily waived for states' mobile IDs

The coming rulemaking would waive REAL ID Act requirements so that federal agencies can still accept mobile driver's licenses when the law’s implementation starts in 2025.

State shifts mobile driver’s licenses into higher gear

Thanks to the growing adoption of smartphone wallets and mobile payment technologies like Apple Pay and Google Pay, Colorado officials expect the state’s mDL to gain wide acceptance.

State Preps for Digital ID Rollout

By the end of this summer, California could introduce its digital ID to a limited number of residents who will be able to use them in airports and convenience stores to prove age and identity.

State Gathers Data to Map Internet Coverage, Performance

To improve broadband mapping accuracy, Vermont state workers will be testing the wireless network along state highways. Residents can supplement that data with their own test results.

LA Secure app protects mobile users from security threats

The app prevents users on public Wi-Fi from inadvertently opening malicious links and accessing rogue networks.

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An Important Emergency Response Scenario for Every State and Local Government

Can your agency effectively respond to a disaster amid a widespread telecommunications outage?

Mobile Fieldworkers the Focus of New Smart Communities Challenge

Grants totaling $143,250 in tools, training and technical support for data collection are up for grabs.

D.C.’s Foster Care App Illustrates the Importance of a Mobile-First Mentality

Many government agencies shy away from mobile apps, but the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency recognized that’s just what it needed.

This Housing Authority Took App Delivery Into the Cloud

Workplace entry is easier when core software can quickly be pushed to anyone’s device securely.

New Apps Help Taxpayers Report Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Cities and states are spending thousands on mobile apps that allow people to report government fraud, waste and abuse. Are they worth it?

How One Mayor Started Treating His Citizens More Like Customers

“We forget it’s the person whose trash we’re picking up who is the one who puts us in office,” says Provo, Utah, Mayor John Curtis.

Arkansas’ Popular Highway App Would Be Nothing Without the Cloud

With 80 percent of the state’s licensed drivers using IDrive, scalability is a necessity.

Smart Cities Pushing Public Wi-Fi Must Be Mindful of Overcrowding Frequencies

Cell carriers’ new LTE-U technology could further strain broadband’s open spectrum, barring FCC regulation or the establishment of agreed-upon industry standards.

‘Godzilla El Niño’ May Have Met Its Match in Los Angeles’ Crisis Mapping

The City of Angels is providing residents with location intelligence where they’re at—on their mobile devices using Google Maps.

San Diego Invests $11 Million in a New Land Management Solution

The permitting tool is 16 months out from launch but has the potential to scale with the city.