BYOD

  • 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

  • Federal Drive Interviews — Jan. 16, 2013

    Cindy Auten of the Telework Exchange talks about a new report on BYOD. Robert Khuzami explains why he is stepping down as the SEC’s enforcement director. Peter Schroeder of The Hill newspapers discusses the looming debt-ceiling showdown.

  • Top 3 for 2013 – Bob Otto on federal IT

    Bob Otto, executive vice president at Agilex Technologies and the former chief information officer at the Postal Service, shares his technology predictions for next year as part of the special feature Top 3 for 2013

  • Honeystick Project? Zero Day? BYOD?

    Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager Public Sector of Symantec, talks about computer security. December 18, 2012

  • Budget pressures force EEOC to shift gears

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission needed to find savings after its IT budget received a 15 percent reduction in 2012. Kim Hancher, the EEOC CIO, decided to reduce spending on mobile devices and instituted a BYOD policy to cut spending by almost 50 percent. December 6, 2012

  • Mobile Strategy by agency

    As part of our special report, Gov 3.0: It’s Mobile, Federal News Radio polled 28 agencies about the status of their mobile and Bring-Your-Own-Device strategies. Of the 21 agencies that responded, most reported they either had a mobile strategy in place or were developing one.

  • Mobile security, collaboration, and more

    Larry Besterman, CEO of TWD and Associates, Inc., joins host John Gilroy to discuss how his company can help your agency with its communication challenges. November 27, 2012

  • USDA laying the groundwork for BYOD

    Deputy CIO Charles McClam said the Department of Agriculture is developing a policy and has awarded a mobile device management contract to figure out how best to let employees use their own smartphones and tablet devices on the agency’s computer network. NASA Goddard also is creating a BYOD policy that depends on its virtual desktop infrastructure.

  • VA awards contract for mobile device management, apps store

    Procurement will start with management of 5,000 mobile devices, plus app stores for consumers inside and outside of VA. The agency awarded a three-year, $9.3 million deal to Longview International Technology Solutions to build and manage the technology in the cloud.

  • More than half of Androids vulnerable to malicious attacks, report says

    The Android vulnerabilities caused by slow patches are well-known and may be a concern for federal agencies who are considering the Bring Your Own Device model.