Ideas for the Mobility Strategy

Open Source Mobile Device Management (MDM) for all Agencies

The concept would be to develop a government open source Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. This open source MDM would be mobile device agnostic and allow for multi tenant environments for data center/cloud provisioning. Any government agency or an agency's contractor would have all API's for any unique features that are desired.

 

The goal would reduce the risk of escalating costs for the government and the risk of multiple government agencies procuring multiple proprietary commercial systems for the same common MDM capability that can be developed in a government open source approach.

 

The use of best practices for cyber, information assurance and information technology governance for MDM would be applied. This approach would significantly reduce costs for the government and follow the successful model of secure mobile product developments such as the open source NSA SE Android.

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