Ideas for the Mobility Strategy

Ideas for the Mobility Strategy

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 &... 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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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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Standardize Mobility on 1 Platform

I work for a company that allows their employees to bring in their own phones, issue is no support and no security. IT is rarely thought of and there is no training on mobile phones for IT to train up on and if they do find training, then you must pay them correctly. Then the employees, are "normally" , lack the knowledge of the phone and opens alot of security holes. Biggest issues we have are, the phones locking the... more »

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Leverage Consumer focused platforms, techniques, and tools

Leverage the collective experience of the consumer market and the demand for high quality tooks and frameworks to build solutions rapidly, with large scale and users experience in mind first. For example consider a Goverment App Market Place for internal and external applications. Use tools like PhoneGap and other cross platform technologies.

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Allow Feds to play in the space for one!

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 »

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Make Mobility an official OMB Line of Business (LOB)

Following suit with how the other official Lines of Businesses operate, make Mobility Shared Service Centers that truly become experts in acquiring, managing, deploying, repairing, etc mobile technology. These shared service centers could aggregate volume of purchasing to get better pricing, and could "field" this technology in support of their peer agencies.

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