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TIGTA upgrading network to handle new mobile requirements

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)

Tags: technology , TIGTA , IT , telework , mobile computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Geroge Jakabcin

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 07:26pm EST

Analysis: Savings from going mobile can't come at cost of security

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.

Tags: Tony Busseri , Route 1 , technology , iPad , Air Force , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/27/2012, 11:06am EST

NIST issues new WiFi security guidelines

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.

Tags: NIST , wireless , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology

Monday - 02/27/2012, 07:34am EST

Feds vulnerable to mobile web tracking?

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.

Tags: technology , web tracking , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 02/24/2012, 06:20pm EST

Wiki allows agency mobile-app developers to share best practices

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.

Tags: best practices , GSA , Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies , Gwynne Kostin , In Depth , mobile apps , Francis Rose

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:34pm EST

GSA website now offers 100 federal apps

In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.

Tags: Jacob Parcell , GSA , technology , apps , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:16am EST

Air Force testing mobile capabilities to replace radios

The Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia is testing the networks and hardware of commercial carriers in its quest to go mobile on bases.

Tags: Joel Martin , William Marion , Air Force , technology , Federal Drive , DoD

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 09:10am EST

Van Dyck joins OMB to work on mobile, .gov reform efforts

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.

Tags: technology , people , OMB , FCC , USAID , Haley Van Dyck , Steven VanRoekel , Web 2.0 , social media , .gov reform , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 04:54pm EST

A guide to BYOD (bring-your-own-device)

Tim Scannell, editorial director of, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with the benefits and potential pitfalls of BYOD.

Tags: Tim Scannell , , technology , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Monday - 02/06/2012, 10:21am EST

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

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.

Tags: technology , Mark Forman , In Depth , Francis Rose , Interior

Friday - 02/03/2012, 06:28pm EST
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