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Steven Sprague, CEO of Wave Systems joins host John Gilroy to talk about advanced password management and other IT issues.
November 20, 2012
Deputy CIO Charles McClam said the Department of Agriculture is developing a policy and has awarded a mobile device management contract to figure out how best to let employees use their own smartphones and tablet devices on the agency's computer network. NASA Goddard also is creating a BYOD policy that depends on its virtual desktop infrastructure.
DISA wants a secure mobile device manager and app store to support at least 162,000 Apple and Android mobile devices. Contract would begin next spring.
Last year, the FDA proposed a policy to test apps that included "very high-risk interventions" that did not cause any unintended consequences. The agency is now expected to release final policy by the end of this year on which apps it will oversee.
Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Governor will talk about a survey conducted by the center.
October 9, 2012
The agency made awards to AT&T and Verizon for more than 1,000 Apple and Samsung handheld and tablet computers. DISA also wants for industry to develop a mobile device Common Access Card-enabled virtual thin client.
Procurement will start with management of 5,000 mobile devices, plus app stores for consumers inside and outside of VA. The agency awarded a three-year, $9.3 million deal to Longview International Technology Solutions to build and manage the technology in the cloud.
Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA's chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements.
September 20, 2012
Ojas Rege, vice president of Strategy for MobileIron, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you manage a wide variety of mobile devices.
September 11, 2012
Horace Blackman, CIO and director of IT support services at the Veterans Affairs Department Central Office talks about how mobile devices are handled at his agency.
September 4, 2012
McAfee says Android devices are the most vulnerable. Twitter has become one of the major threat vectors.
Agencies have taken the first steps in building a more digital-friendly government. As part of the far-reaching digital services strategy released in May, most large federal agencies have identified services and resources that could benefit from a digital overhaul.
Agencies considering allowing employees to use their own smartphones and other mobile devices on the job - known as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - have a new toolkit at their disposal to ease the transition. The toolkit contains key considerations for agency IT managers, success stories from agencies that have already implemented such programs as well as sample existing policies at those agencies to serve as samples.
This week the Army exceeded 500,000 users on its enterprise email network. The migration of potentially 3.7 million users to the network should be completed by March 2013. The Defense Department's move to a single, cloud-based system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency sets the stage for other enterprise-wide systems, said John Hale, DISA's chief of enterprise applications, in an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller.
Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.
Michael Isman, vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, says agencies adopting a bring-your-own- device strategy should do so as part of their larger digital strategy.
F-Secure analyzed 19 new families of mobile malware. It found a big increase in products that target Android.
New mobile application helps military personnel and veterans undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to relieve stress and work through traumatic memories.
The agency spends thousands of dollars per user on computers for contractors and task force officers. ATF's chief information officer said those individuals could easily use their own devices to access virtual desktops that provide the same functionality.
New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.