Will Interior's new mobile portal pave the way for other agencies?

Friday - 2/3/2012, 6:28pm EST

Mark Forman, former E-Gov administrator, OMB

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With the launch of a new portal this week, Interior Department employees can now use their own mobile devices to log on to the agency's network.

Interior launched the portal, which is part of the department's efforts to build a more mobile workforce. It allows employees to access the network from an array of devices — from laptops and tablets and smartphones.

Mark Forman, the first E-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget and the co-founder of Government Transaction Services, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what Interior's new policy could mean for other agencies.

Forman discussed whether Interior's new portal is the way forward for other agencies as well as the challenges in securing this type of platform.

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