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GCN's Trudy Walsh, Greg Crowe talk mobile devices & telework during record DC storm

The winter weather in the DC area is jumpstarting talk about telework, and the major technology innovation driving telework is mobile computing.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile technology , mobile computing , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Government Computer News , Trudy Walsh , Greg Crowe

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 08:19pm EST
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FERC's Sardar adds citizens' needs to his tech repertoire

Sanjay Sardar's job as deputy chief information officer at FERC has many of the same responsibilities as other technology managers across government. But he also adds another leg to his job's stool.
February 10, 2011

Tags: Sanjay Sardar , FERC , technology , cloud computing , mobile computing , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 01:24pm EST
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Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB's IT evolution

Fiscal 2011 technology budget request is $79 billion and Vivek Kundra says that will address several challenges, including closing the gap between the private and public sector. GSA will run new apps store for handheld devices. OMB will lead the review of troubled IT programs.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , VA , EPA , GSA , CGI , Apple , cybersecurity , 2011 budget , IT Dashboard , mobile computing , TechStat , program management , PMAS , HSPD-12 , identity management

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 06:56am EST
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VA to slow-roll use of smartphones, tablets on network

Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said only about 1,000 users will have agency supplied devices that will be allowed to access VA systems. VA eventually wants to create an apps store where externally and internally developed software will be made available for doctors, nurses and other employees.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , mobile computing , Apple , BlackBerry , iPhone , iPad , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:21am EDT
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DoJ's Hitch looks back on a decade of IT changes

Van Hitch will retire as the Justice Department's CIO at the end of July. He said cybersecurity, information sharing and social media and mobile computing were among the biggest technology transformations he saw.
July 21, 2011

Tags: technology , Justice Department , Van Hitch , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , anti-phishing guidance , information gathering , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 07:06pm EDT

FLETC looks to mobile tech for training

CIO Sandy Peavy said the agency already launched a pilot using iPad and is using avatars to help trainees.
July 7, 2011

Tags: technology , Sandy Peavy , federal law enforcement training center , DHS , mobile computing , enterprise services , iPad , training , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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VA sets Oct. 1 as smartphone approval day

Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , mobile devices , cybersecurity , mobile computing , iPhone , Android , BlackBerry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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Army to test, fix communications tech at home, not abroad

The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.

Tags: technology , DoD , contracting , Susan Lawrence , Peter Chiarelli , Keith Walker , Army , mobile computing , smartphones , test and evaluation , Peter Buxbaum

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT

VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , data center consolidation , cloud computing , mobile computing , Management of Change , Jason Miller , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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Feds prepare for explosion in mobile devices, apps

Agencies are testing an assortment of smartphones and tablet computers to improve how their workforces meet their missions. But there still are questions about the security of these devices.

Tags: technology , telework , cybersecurity , mobile , ACT/IAC , DHS , ICE , Jerry Rhoads , DoJ , ATF , Rick Holgate , GSA , Sonny Bhagowalia , Apple , iPad , Research in Motion , BlackBerry , Samsung , Android , Google , tablet computing , mobile apps , Challenge.gov , mobile computing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 07:20am EDT
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