Create an (or utilize an existing) information management infrastructure for mobile technology that tags information collected or maintained. The tags could be used to determine sensitive information (PII, PHI, classified info, etc.), how long and where that information should be maintained, as well as facilitate retrieval for FOIA or E-Discovery purposes. Such tagging could also facilitate BYOD, assuming the tagging... more »
Even in early draft form, a document like this that has the power to transform Government must address security at a fundamental level. If security is left to be bolted on by individual agency procurements, we'll end up increasing risks and costs. There should be some high level direction that the introduction of mobile must not increase the risks, and that a common set of standards (not products) across broad groups... more »
The Mobility Strategy will revolutionize how the fedeal employee will "do" his/her job and reinvent what a work week means. CHCOs are key stakeholders.
Security, device agnosticism, and usability are all critical facets to broad mobility adoption. As consumer expectations continue to bleed over to everyday business use the divide between what the government can offer in way of mobility will continue to grow. Regardless of what needs to be defined and built around mobility in the Federal space, the core ability to implement the strategy falls back to the processes... more »
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.
Instead of creating a mobile version of an existing web capability, innovate to create experiences only made possible with mobile technology.
Require the justification of the experiences being created as a result of the mobile solutions, to help drive quality and prevent a flood of mobile apps that offer little value add.
As a municipial goverment, I see great waste in the isolation, and barriers to use federally funded broadband infrastrcuture. For example Highway funds have paid for hundreds of million, if not billions of dollars to build fiber optic networks to run traffic systems (ITS), Intelegent Transportation Systems), they have installed thousands of miles of fiber cable, which could easily be used for multiple applications,... more »
The US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management chartered a committee in August 2011 -Mobile Technologies Integration into Fire and Aviation Management committee. The following mobile strategy recommendations are a result of the Committee’s established test group surveys, informal field feedback and conference notes. Recommendations for CIOs core objectives 1, 4, 5 and 6: 1.The integration of mobile devices into... more »
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.
1. MOBILIZE PAYROLL SYSTEMS. Have every agency require all employees to log on to their time and attendance system (secure) through their mobile phones. Have the Supervisor able to approve the timesheet and leave sheet virtually. Have it feed into the respective payroll systems virtually. 2. MOBILIZE THE FEDERAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM REPORTING PLATFORMS. Budget loading and reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable,... more »
1. System would allow for vetting developers (opt-in strategy). Then allow the consumer decide.
2. Ensure apps do not have unwanted malware (Software Assurance)
3. Ensure sites hosting applications have been vetted
4. Ensure apps are developed using best practices (NIST, CIS, ISO, ect.)
*** This may only work in Government - but it would be nice to have as a consumer also.
I LOVE the idea of the Mobility Strategy being lead by the Executive Office of the President and the U.S. General Services Administration. It's something I've wished we would do in government for a long time. I was excited when I heard about this dialogue and wanted to research the concepts before participating, so I googled it and saw an article by Information Week, in which our CIO Steven VanRoekel detailed the strategy.... more »
Develop a policy for use of personal PDAs. This includes security requirements to prevent data exchange and encription.
Going mobile is an excellent opportunity for agencies to revisit their commitments to accessibility for people with disabilities. There is a great deal of synergy between best practices for mobile and the Section 508 / WCAG 2.0 standards.
For smaller agencies, develop and offer plug and play solutions/shared services rather than standards and policies that will require procurement, development, management and infrastructure.