Pitfalls of employee-owned mobile devices for work

Thursday - 3/3/2011, 3:00pm EST

Ed Meagher, former CIO, Interior

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is pushing to get rid of your work-issued smart phones and laptops.

Kundra says he wants the government to set aside money that would help you pay for your own devices. You could use them for both personal and professional reasons.

A few agency CIO's have bought onto this idea, saying it presents a more sustainable model for government. But making it reality could be challenging, especially on the cybersecurity front.

Ed Meagher, who works for CSC as vice president for healthcare strategy in the company's North American Public Sector Group, is also a former CIO at the Interior Department. He shares some of the possible pitfalls of going employee-owned.

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