Keep the government-wide guidance for mobility management at a high level and flexible, empowering agency CIOs to manage implementation. The inherent flexibility of mobile devices and low cost and rapid development cycle for mobile apps argue strongly against a rigid top-down approach. It may look a bit messy in theory but progress is more likely to be made. Miscues that occur will be part of the learning process and will be miniscule compared to some of the failed multi-million dollar software development projects seen across the government in the past 10 years.
Idea No. 152