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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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Create unique experiences only possible through mobile

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.

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Fully utilize all existing federally funded broadband infrastruc

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 »

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A Preferred Mobile Device Quality Management program?

In view of the recently released DoD Mobile Device Management (MDM) procurement standards (which I believe is being used to encourage discussion for a national MDM solution),healthcare mobile computing quality challenges communicated by the DHHS & Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society last December (many concerns regarding data protection, privacy, security & growing acceptance of BYOD),it's apparent that... more »

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Mobile Form-to-Government-Email Helpdesk

A simple form to Email mobile app can transform public sector service delivery.

Not only would such an app simplify community policing, but it would also be a 24-7 interactive government helpdesk.

The app would deliver an email message with a ticket number and reply link, and enable government officers to remain productive while on the road, right from their mobile phones.

For example, if I type a comment, question... more »

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User Based Mobile App Pilots

• Develop “Pilots” with small groups in multiple locations and agencies (size & number to be determined)
• Development teams of Users and App Developers (commercial and from within agencies)
• Where current commercial applications can be used – adopt
• Where current applications are close but do not address specific requirements – adapt when possible and redeploy with linkage to original base application
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Mobility can drive productivity - User Experience is key

Using solutions that factor mobility into their design at the outset are best suited to meet the needs for both remote/telework or on-premises work. The solutions must also ensure a good user experience -- one that drives adoption so people can actually feel more productive. Mobile-enabled social platforms can help too (with functionality such as expertise location within an agency). You must avoid doing mobile for... more »

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Federal Workforce Competencies

Advanced mobility paves the way for significant benefits to the federal government including increases in productivity, environmental sustainability, and employee inclusion and satisfaction. Organizational and cultural barriers are the key obstacles to broader acceptance of workforce mobility in the federal government, not technological challenges. In order to realize the benefits of mobility, CHCO’s and senior leaders... more »

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Mobile Asset Management across the Federal Government

What if...? The Federal Government is the legal owner or tennant of tens or hundreds of thousands of servers, network and storage devices and probably millions of desktops and laptops worldwide... Imagine if a mobile app available on all pupular mobile devices could automatically scan, identify and assign location to every federal IT asset with a barcode. Then it could communicate that encrypted information over existing... more »

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Unified Plan for Mobile App Development

standards & best practices for the following:
- data and design
- mobile websites
- native apps
- authentication
- security
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Native apps and MEAP tools
- internal and public app store deployment
- integration with Mobile Device Management

With some standards for these areas put forth then agencies would be able to produce applications following the same procedures and tools. Money can be saved... more »

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Access Anywhere, Anyplace, Anytime

Mobility is defined as the ability to move or be moved freely and easily. As you move from one point of access of information to another, mobility enables you to receive the information you need allowing you to complete the goal. You need security guidelines, a governance structure, and policy enforcement. Technology itself is an enabler, not the barrier. A Mobile Device Management platform should not be tied to email... more »

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Keep government-wide guidance at a high level and flexible.

Keep the government-wide guidance for mobility management at a high level and flexible, empowering agency CIOs to manage implementation. The inherent flexibility of mobile devices and low cost and rapid development cycle for mobile apps argue strongly against a rigid top-down approach. It may look a bit messy in theory but progress is more likely to be made. Miscues that occur will be part of the learning process and... more »

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Identify potential Shared Service Centers

Department-level CIOs should use the principles in OMB’s “Shared First Strategic Framework” and promote sharing of mobility approaches within and across agencies. A wireless device or mobile device management (MDM) service being used in one component could be adopted by others within the department, thus saving time and expense to acquire and deploy. For example, FEMA comprehensively overhauled its telecommunications... more »

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Information Management Infrastructure as a Policy Solution

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 »

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