Security personnel (ISSO) in the federal government are preventing federal employees from trying the different platforms or developing for the different platforms by preventing the purchase of certain devices over others. Security concerns are valid but they should not hinder innovation. Apple and Blackberry are the only supported devices where I work so we cannot play in the Android space for instance. So my idea ...more »
While the current EA process does not yield the correct level of data it should be possible to have every agency report what it spends on plain-old telephone systems (POTS).
I suspect it would then be easy to do a cost analysis as to whether _all_ employees can go mobile, vs. allowing this to tricle out.
Armed with powerful mobile devices, consumers and employees have become the force behind a wireless wave of change. Whether they are seeking where their tax refund is, looking for discounted prices, discussing/following/liking an idea or person, these mobile end-users are growing impatient with enterprises that are still trying to control behavior and the sharing of information. Enterprises that fail to learn how to give ...more »
I've seen some talk in the press that the Federal CIO doesn't specifically think the Gov should be building apps.
However, I believe that it's critical for Gov to build apps, even just initially. Make the source free, get a nonprofit to own it later but apps and workflow will be two powerful tools for leveraging mobility for the Federal workforce.
Instead of creating a mobile version of an existing web capability, innovate to create experiences only made possible with mobile technology.
Require the justification of the experiences being created as a result of the mobile solutions, to help drive quality and prevent a flood of mobile apps that offer little value add.
Agency efforts to leverage use of mobile computing are rapidly evolving from… • Tackling Policy and Governance (are we going to deploy mobile devices and what controls should be in place?), to… • Implementing Device Management (actively managing use of deployed devices (e.g., MDM, identity management), to… • Deploying disruptive apps (getting apps done now for specific missions and using challenges and other new agile ...more »