Ideas for the Mobility Strategy
Encourage federal agencies to examine their public outreach campaigns to identify opportunities for delivering information via mobile apps.
Mobile devices should have a minimal footprint. In order to this, use cloud computing to do most of the heavy-lifting and don't have applications that only work on one platform (hardware or operating system).
It should also be possible to use the mobile forms on full computers as well (not just from mobile devices) as many people find the mobile forms easier to use than that pages designed full computers. Larger, simpler, less confusing, less clutter/distraction, easier to use. Especially for more elderly users or those with disabilities.
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 »
Of course everyone wants an AppStore for work.. government can have one without paying a zillion dollars to a large SI to build one from scratch. Start with a COTS product and customize.. one that can create web-services, orchestrate them and deliver data to mobile apps.. in other words build apps fast without a huge investment.
- Warrants to access GPS signals
- Bans on data mining of personal data (including anonymized approaches)
- Bans on roving wiretaps
- Bans against Deep Packet Inspection
- Strict limitations on acceptable uses of cookies
- 4th amendment... 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.
Create a government-only mobile app store to provide a separate distribution channel from commercial applications and improve functionality
There are already in use solutions that allow for mobility over any device, any network and is secure by design because no data resides on the end device. Leverage current. Mobile solutions by Citrix, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco and a few others. Some of these allow you to leverage your current infrastructure and client devices and allow people to bring their own devices.
Here is a meeting that Tom and I have put together. A goal of the TEM is to share ideas and networking across gov't lines to reduce duplication of efforts, expedite fielding of the devices and a few other buzz phrases.
Conference info is below. See you there.