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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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Encourage BYOD Policies in Agencies to Save Money

75% of enterprises now have "Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) policies, according to the Aberdeen Group. Given the power, availability, and relative affordability of today's smartphones and tablets, the Federal government cannot keep up on technology and shouldn't have to. Instead, provide standard mobile data management (MDM) security protocols to allow employees to use their own, privately owned devices. Agencies should... more »

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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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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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