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Replace Landlines and Ethernet with Wireless Systems

Is the Federal government wants to truly go mobile, recommend eliminating all landline phones and replacing them with either employee-owned or government smartphones. This will not only save money, but make life easier for all Feds. Also, let's implement secure wireless systems to replace the old ethernet wired systems. This will allow more employees to work in less space, promote office-sharing, and provide true mobility ...more »

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overbuying

Agencies need to stop overbuying. Agencies are buying the newest smartphones and then disabling many of the features for "secutity reasons". don't pay for what you will not allow employees to use.

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use a standard mobile device management platform

leverage what other agencies(like the FAA) have already done and use a SaaS platform solution like AirWatch to manage mobile devices. This solution is a no-brainer...web based, role based access, easy push down of controls, remote wiping capabilities and metrics (that which is measured is improved)

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Mobile Information Assurance

The civilian side of the federal government currently has no common policies or guidelines in place on how to evaluate, validate, protect or secure mobile technologies - including mobile infrastructure, mobile devices, mobile apps, mobile data practices, etc. I suggest that the government create reasonable security guidelines so that the important work of protecting the federal computing infrastructure is not duplicated ...more »

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No Mention of IT, Information Assurance (IA) or Cybersecurity???

Wow ... what a great start! Kudos to All those involved in this challenging endeavour... As I was reviewing the DRAFT strategy, I found it really surprising with all the issues of BYOD, Privacy, Data @ Rest, DataNTransit and DataNUse that there is no mention of IT, IA or Cybersecurity? Are you going to place the security topics under the GOVERNANCE Core Objective? Or maybe you are considering that all .gov & .mil ...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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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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Create a Federal Mobile Virtual Network

Establish a government run wireless operator (MVNO) leased from a commercial carrier that meets the unique security and operational requirements of the Federal government.

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Consolidate and Align all IT Investments to Major Business Lines

Right Now the IT Dashboard shows thousands of IT systems and portfolios (plus 6000?). If all IT systems and investments were better aligned with major govt business lines and number of portfolios reduced to less than 500 then much better chance of applying program management and migrating to mobile and other innovative technologies strategically and cost effectively. Bottom line: the IT investment portfolio is too complex ...more »

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Software Management and Acquisition

There is a great need to establish a standardization of processes for evaluating Government Contracts and the use of Software contained in the contracts. Specific guidelines need to be established for Shareware, freeware, source code, monitoring and control, testing, configuration management and Quality at Government contract sites. There is too much variation and unknown content in source code that is causing sustainment ...more »

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Common Services for mobile application development

In order for there to be sharing and effective leverage of gov't services and information via mobile devices, there must be a set of common services to access that information. Develop and publish either a UDDI or a repository of WSDL interfaces so that developers can easily reuse reliable authenticated information in their devices. Federal information is available, but is disorganized. Perhaps services to leverage ...more »

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