Consider publishing Web services and APIs before developing apps internally. Agencies can look to DOL and FCC for examples of trying to reduce the barriers for private-sector developers. Mobile is one platform, but making the data understandable and accessible still remains a challenge.
A federal identity management standard combined with set of mobile applications for communication (web, voice, text, e-mail, video), collaboration (online document sharing), productivity (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, online publishing), HR, travel and expense reporting that would empower all federal workers to fully support their mission at any time from anywhere on any device.
Implement a task command interface that allows a severely disabled user to "Ask What They Need to Know", "Say What They Want to Do" or access a Task Menu Display to perform application tasks and receive audio/visual feedback.
Analyze the proposed architecture for security and recovery defects.
Since the beginning of accessibility work it has been recognized that materials and applications that follow accessibility guidelines work better on mobile platforms. They scale in size better, and lend themselves to representation (the core of accessibility).
Use telecom expense management (TEM) services to efficiently manage mobile and wireless expenses in agencies.
Establish a government run wireless operator (MVNO) leased from a commercial carrier that meets the unique security and operational requirements of the Federal government.
Establish criteria and decision-making framework for identifying government information, services, products, and functionality that can benefit from being mobile-enabled - mobile website vs. mobile application vs. other mobile services.
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 »