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.
Instead of requiring Government test and certification of solutions, publish IA standards and require industry to certify their solutions' compliance with those standards. Mobile technologies change at a rate that far outpaces the Government's ability to remain current. If Industry knew in advance what standards were required, they could certify compliance themselves with periodic investigation by a trusty entity or... more »
I believe if the USG continues an isolated platform strategy then they will continue to get suboptimal solutions.
For example, the consistent believe that "Windows is the platform" leads to the Windows team being group to pick the browser (IE) leading to outdated solutions for a modern world.
A successful mobile solution needs to make the browser the platform and divorce this from a Windows-centric view of IT.
With implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, all consumers will be able to enroll in health coverage and apply for subsidies online. CMS will be issuing a prototype online application for use in states and should develop it in a manner that supports multiple platforms, including mobile. The effort should be supported by development of federal standards and protocols to ensure privacy, data security,... more »
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 »
Too often government strategic plans neglect legislative and regulatory requirements imposed on the agencies. Rightly the focus is on opportunities to modernize and participate in new models technical transformations can offer. For the Federal Mobility Strategy to be successful, it must be implementable without unduly exposing agencies to legal and administrative risks. Legal and regulatory requirements for security,... more »