Mobile computing

  • Agencies’ tech isn’t always behind

    Innovation of federal IT springs up all over the government, including the IRS’ most recent move to provide more wireless options.

  • Good federal websites, part 2

    Adobe says only 37 percent of federal websites are mobile friendly.

  • DoD breaks mobile security roadblock

    The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.

  • CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

    The Defense Department’s National Information Assurance Partnership’s (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

  • Tom Simmons, Area Vice President, Public Sector, Citrix

    From law enforcement to population counting, the federal government is going mobile. Nearly every department has at least one mobile computing deployment going on. And that preference for BlackBerry is melting away fast. Tom Simmons, public sector vice president at Citrix, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer an overview of mobility trends in 2015.

  • FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

    The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau’s 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

  • FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

    Adrian Gardner, FEMA’s chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency’s IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA’s technology into the 21st century.

  • FEMA kicks off IT modernization effort with security, resiliency review

    Adrian Gardner, FEMA’s chief information officer, said he spent the last nine months looking at the agency’s IT networks and systems to figure out their weaknesses and strengths. He said he plans on a three-stage approach to bring FEMA’s technology into the 21st century.

  • DHS’ SWAMP helps clean software of cyber flaws

    The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is a new initiative from DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s cybersecurity division to test apps for security vulnerabilities before they are installed on agency networks. S&T also sponsored the HOST program to promote the use and security of open source tools.

  • Online Chat: Ask the CIO with CBP’s Charlie Armstrong

    Charlie Armstrong, the chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection, joins Federal News Radio to discuss his IT priorities, cloud computing, securing networks and systems, and workforce and morale issues, among other topics.