The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.
The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don\'t want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.
The global market for such products is expected to grow by 44 percent a year before reaching some $3 billion in 2016.
Host John Gilroy will talk about different mobile operating systems, and how to manage them with MaaS360\'s Jeff Ward and Josh Lambert. September 27, 2011
Host John Gilroy is joined by Michael Beckley, chief technology officer, at Appian. They will talk about how business process management has changed and what you can do to stay ahead of those changes. July 19, 2011(Encore presentation August 30, 2011),
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.
Cyberattacks increasingly target smartphones and tablets
In your cybersecurity update, think twice before trusting the calendar or address book on your smart phone.
The Army has picked the Google android as the operating system they want to put in the hands of troops on the ground.
The Pentagon wants servicemen and women to use their own smartphones to develop apps and access the military\'s networks. Senior officials as early as next month will approve the technical standards for devices that run the Apple and Google operating systems.
The service says it\'s getting closer to determining the path forward for issuing smartphones to soldiers in the field. It\'s something the service says could eventually provide warfighters with an all-in-one platform for training, battlefield communications and more.
Federal News Radio told you about the Army’s plans to bring smartphone technology to the battlefield within a year. If the service wants to issue every soldier some kind of smartphone, the move could turn…
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.
Learn more in today\'s cybersecurity update.