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Apps are easy… enterprise strategy, not so much

Government enterprise-wide mobile strategy cannot be limited to simply purchasing mobile devices. Agencies and departments need to recognize the need to establish short- and long-term plans and strategies for mobile deployment and mobile application development. Without a strategy for effectively using mobile in the federal space, mobile application and device deployment will be inefficient and costly.

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Consider Responsive Web Design

Consider updating federal websites to incorporate responsive web design. It allows the arrangement of your content to change to fit the browser screen. Imagine a seamless user experience across federal websites and across a wide range of platforms. With responsive web design you get the same content on a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone and it is displayed in a way that best suits the device you are using. This ...more »

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Update/develop government-wide mobility policies

Develop government-wide (vs agency-specific) policies, guidance, metrics, and tools to support and accelerate mobility adoption (one privacy policy, one accessibility policy, etc.).

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Develop agency-level mobility plans

Develop agency-level mobility plans that include government to citizen, government to business, government to government, and government to employee plans, priorities, and timelines for implementation.

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Must include Security at the Core of this Dialogue

Even in early draft form, a document like this that has the power to transform Government must address security at a fundamental level. If security is left to be bolted on by individual agency procurements, we'll end up increasing risks and costs. There should be some high level direction that the introduction of mobile must not increase the risks, and that a common set of standards (not products) across broad groups ...more »

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Design and create with sharing in mind

Strive for reusability, simplicity, and platform-independence to the maximum extent practicable when developing mobility solutions.

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Know the audiences (plural)

Apps that work well for alerting first responders, apps that work well for collecting information, apps that work well for citizens requesting services all have specific and even unique requirements in their supporting infrastructures. Acquisition, governance, and other strategies for common application across agencies need to reflect those differences intelligently to maximize benefits of standardization while minimizing ...more »

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Develop a Gov Mobility Innovation Ecosystem

Develop an Innovation Center where Industry and Academia partners can come together in a live 'sandbox' environment to create and develop prototype solutions to address the US Gov's mission needs. This would bring the expertise and technology from the mobility community in infrastructure, devices, applications content and security. This ecosystem could help create, evaluate and validate service concepts in a very agile ...more »

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Strong Authentication!

Begin with a focus for updating guidance (e.g. FIPS-201, NIST SP800-53) to call out for the use of strong authentication credentials (PIV, PIV-I, CAC) with mobile devices. Yes, the idea of attaching an additional device/sled to a mobile device in order to swipe,store, or scan your PIV/CAC card sounds cumbersome. But there is no reason why mobile devices can't be tapped to enable technologies such as cert-cloning/biometrics ...more »

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Develop a "gov to gov" apps repository

Create a government-only mobile app store to provide a separate distribution channel from commercial applications and improve functionality

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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 ...more »

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