Marines still aspire to let troops bring their own devices to work, but the corps’ top IT official says its current mobility strategy is “on the wrong trajectory.”
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The Government Accountability Office ruled the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary BYOD program doesn’t violate any laws.
But both services say they hope to use the recompetition of NGEN to give commercial industry more of a hand in the IT services they’re providing to sailors and marines.
Shadow IT, the stuff that’s on a network that leadership doesn’t know is on the network, plagues agencies across government. Shawn Kingsberry, former chief information officer at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and director of cloud solutions at Engility Inc., tells In Depth with Francis Rose the shadow IT concept is starting to seep into the bring-your-own-device arena.
David Bray, the FCC’s chief information officer, has been creating the team, the processes and the culture to bring major changes to the way the commission manages and uses information technology.
Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s chief information officer, told reporters last week that he plans to conduct a limited bring-your-own-device pilot this summer.
The Marine Corps will begin a small scale pilot in the next several weeks to determine whether commercial-grade security containers on mobile devices can meet DoD’s security demands. If it’s successful, Marines envision a BYOD strategy that begins implementation as soon as next year.
Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further. April 3, 2014
Angel Santa, the deputy CIO at the Office of Justice Programs, said an acquisition is possible in the coming months for a wireless network as part of an effort to make employees more mobile ready. March 20, 2014