• COVID-19 drives agencies to investigate alternatives to VPNs, raises need for BYOD support

    The coronavirus pandemic has created a tsunami of connections from users’ personal devices to Federal networks. Identity fraud, phishing attacks, malicious code, and advanced persistent threats are all rising. MobileIron Federal CTO Bill Harrod discusses how to handle increased requirements for telework during this time.

  • ‘Wrong trajectory’ in mobile strategy stifles Marines’ BYOD ambitions

    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.”

  • Federal CIO Insights: What’s Next in Mobile Security

    Mobile is critical infrastructure for government agencies. See what a panel of six federal CIOs, CISOs, and CTOs say is the solution to securing mobile.

  • The door opens a bit wider for BYOD

    The Government Accountability Office ruled the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary BYOD program doesn’t violate any laws.

  • Navy, Marine Corps see NGEN as gateway to commercial IT

    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.

  • Shawn Kingsberry: Shadow IT seeping into bring-your-own-device

    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.

  • FCC’s modern IT puzzle pushes toward completion

    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.

  • Pentagon dipping its toe into BYOD

    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.

  • Marine Corps weeks away from beta testing BYOD approach

    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.

  • For GSA, virtual desktop opens the door to more cost savings

    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