The Department of Health and Human Services now requires executives traveling anywhere overseas to take a loaner device and connect through a secure tunnel.
In this exclusive executive briefing, federal and industry experts will delve deeper into how agencies can securely move from legacy systems to modern mobile computing.
An unusually active last few weeks in the federal IT community brings changes in executive positions at DHS, EPA, GSA and USDA.
Jon Johnson, the director of GSA’s enterprise mobility program, said the MSCT now is looking at total cost of ownership for mobile devices and services.
There’s no doubt about it – the federal government has gone mobile. Driven by both policy and the compelling nature of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets have become daily tools at all levels of government. No longer just for email and phone calls, in the hands of line and management employees, mobile devices also carry enterprise applications and collaboration tools.
The Office of Management and Budget’s cross-agency team of mobility experts will soon publish its ideas for an enterprise-wide mobile strategy. The team’s work is the result of a final memo OMB published in August, which pushes agencies to cut back and consolidate their mobile service agreements and contracts.