Mark Cohn

Americans are well known to be protective of their civil liberties and generally place a great value on privacy. Consequently, one would assume that most U.S. citizens would react negatively to the suggestion that they provide biometric information such as fingerprints or iris images to government or private organizations as a means to identify them.

The truth is that they would welcome the idea in many circumstances. Keep reading →

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal CIO Council hosted a conference on the state of mobility in the federal government earlier this week that brought together top-tier industry mobility professionals across the U.S. federal mobile ecosystem to discuss the rapidly evolving adoption of mobile technologies.

For those of us who have been in this industry for many years like myself, the tone of remarks at the two-day conference, held Aug. 23-24, was a welcome return to reality and affirmation that security and data integrity should not be lost in all the recent hype over a new breed of powerful smartphones and tablet computing devices. Keep reading →