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USDA's Forest Service taking different approach to mobility

Doug Nash, the Forest Service's CIO, said he sees great promise in using a PC-on-a-stick to let employees securely connect back to the network, save data from the field and do work from anywhere. Forest Service will release a mobile strategy and architecture in the coming weeks.
February 21, 2013

Tags: technology , Doug Nash , USDA , Forest Service , cloud computing , BYOD , enterprisewide services , operational efficiences , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:49pm EST
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DoD's new plan promises speedy approval of commercial mobile devices

The Pentagon's commercial device implementation plan, made public Tuesday, aims at near-term implementation of a new generation of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds and tablets on both classified and unclassified networks.

Tags: DoD , technology , John Hickey , Robert Wheeler , DISA , Jared Serbu , Apple , Android , BlackBerry , cybersecurity , mobile device management

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:11am EST
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Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years.
January 17, 2013

Tags: technology , defense , DoD , Navy , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , budget , enterprise software licenses , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:21am EST
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Agencies slowly knocking down cybersecurity barriers to going mobile

Through the Digital Government Strategy, several initiatives are underway to address IT security concerns. DHS created a security baseline architecture and is testing it through five use cases. GSA created a new secure online content platform for agencies to move websites and applications into a mobile environment.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Brad Nix , USDA , Margie Graves , DHS , Adam Sedgewick , NIST , ACT-IAC , Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Digital Government Strategy , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:22am EST
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Postal Service's IG's office proclaims 2013 as year of mobile

Gary Barlet, the OIG's chief information officer, is taking a three-pronged approach to helping employees access data from anywhere, at anytime. The steps include virtualization, a BYOD strategy and cloud services.
February 7, 2013

Tags: technology , Gary Barlet , USPS , cloud , Virtualization , BYOD , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 06:05am EST
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FAA's deputy CIO Cooper to leave government

Steve Cooper will head back to the private sector to his former management consulting business.

Tags: technology , people , Steve Cooper , FAA , Strativest , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 01/25/2013, 06:35pm EST

VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

Tags: technology , VA , HUD , David Peters , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Rick Holgate , ATF , Federal Mobile Computing Summit , agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 07:07am EST
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What's new at Microsoft?

Susie Adams, Microsoft's chief technical officer for Federal Sales joins host John Gilroy to discuss four surprising facts about Microsoft and the federal government.
January 22, 2013

Tags: technology , cloud computing , mobile device management , Microsoft , Apple , Google , CES , cloud safety , DoD , Windows 8 , Windows XP , Microsoft Federal Services , Xbox , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Microsoft Surface , Susie Adams

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:37pm EST
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Agencies tackle cloud, mobile, big data convergence

OMB and NIST are seeking help from industry and academia on how to integrate cloud computing and the large amount of information that is created from mobile computing. The goal is not just to know what data agencies have, but the value the data brings. With all this focus on cloud and big data integration, could agencies be on the hook for a new "big data" strategy?

Tags: technology , cloud computing , big data , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Patrick Gallagher , NIST , Energy Department , Peter Tseronis , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:22am EST
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NIST's IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies' expanding calls for its services

IT Lab Director Charles Romine said the organization collaborates with an ever-growing number of agencies on technology challenges. He said the Lab also is focusing on questions around cloud, cybersecurity, mobile computing and big data.
January 10, 2013

Tags: technology , NIST , Charles Romine , cloud computing , cybersecurity , big data , interagency collaboration , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:56pm EST
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