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George Jakabcin, the agency's CIO, said every employee will get a new laptop and be able to access the network through a WiFi VPN connection. More than 80 percent of all employees work outside the office at least one day a week.
January 5, 2012(Encore presentation March 1, 2012)
The government's adoption of mobile devices is only in its early stages. People hear about "wonderful, sexy new tools that are available for individuals, and we ask the question of ourselves, 'Why can they've be available in a working setting within government or industry?'" said one government technology expert.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology says there are six steps agencies should take. NIST issues new guidelines for securing wireless local area networks, or WiFi.
Larry Allen, the president of Allen Federal Business Partners, told In Depth with Francis Rose that the recent news about web tracking also has implications for federal agencies and their web security.
Gwynne Kostin, the director of mobile in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies, said there has been a definite "uptick" of interest of late by agency tech leaders into developing mobile apps that make sense for their agencies. The Mobile Gov Wiki allows agency app developers to share best practices.
In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.
The Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia is testing the networks and hardware of commercial carriers in its quest to go mobile on bases.
Van Dyck comes to the E-Government and IT office to work as a policy analyst after working at the FCC and most recently USAID.
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. 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.