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Defense Department's decision to centralize management of mobile technology is borne out of painful lessons from regular old wired IT networks. Budget pressure, officials say, makes it easier to sell the concept of doing things once and sharing the results.
This AFCEA Answers episode tackles issues surrounding mobility for the government and industry community. Find out what Mobility means to Lt Gen Ronnie Hawkins, Jr., USAF, Director, DISA, as he discusses this key disruptive technology with industry experts.
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.
The mobile revolution isn't new to many agencies. Laptops and BlackBerrys have been standard issue for many government executives for the last decade. What is different, however, is the widespread use of smartphones and tablet computers. Both agencies and citizens hold new and more immediate expectations because of these devices, and the government must adapt to this technololgy. In our special report, Gov 3.0: It's Mobile, Federal News Radio explores how some agencies are meeting the demand internally and externally for mobile devices and apps. The challenge, like any new technology, is ensuring these devices actually help meet mission goals and don't become just another shiny toy.
Tags: Gov 3.0: Its Mobile , technology , Lisa Wolfe , ACT-IAC , Advance Mobility Working Group , Rick Holgate , Sanjay Sardar , Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , NIST , MAS , DISA , Lisa Mascolo , Optimos , Kim Hancher , EEOC , Kathleen Frisbee , Veterans Health Administration , Veterans Affairs
Rick Holgate, the assistant director and chief information officer for Office of Science and Technology in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the Digital Government Strategy helped get agencies moving in the right direction around mobile.
Lee Holcomb, a senior vice president at Lockheed Martin and this year's industry chair of the Executive Leadership Conference, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the federal mobility push — the theme of this year's conference, which kicks off this weekend.
USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind- the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency in 2012.
Young provided an update on mobility in the military and how the Pentagon is leveraging and tweaking commercial solutions to put mobile tools in troops' hands.
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.