Mobile computing

  • FCC’s Bray empowering business owners through technology, choices

    David Bray has been the FCC’s chief information officer for about two months and already has six priorities to improve how the commission meets its mission. November 14, 2013

  • Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

    Deron Burba, the Smithsonian’s CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before. October 10, 2013

  • Comptroller of the Currency benchmarks IT to improve customer service

    Ed Dorris, the CIO of the Comptroller of the Currency, said he evaluates IT policies, tools and procedures to ensure employees have a “hassle-free” IT environment. October 3, 2013

  • The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

    Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month’s 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia. September 17, 2013

  • VA counting on telemedicine to improve, expand care to vets

    At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.

  • SBA relying on shared services to improve cyber posture

    Chase Garwood, the SBA acting CIO, said the agency is working with DHS and Justice to improve the security of its internal and external customer-facing systems. July 4, 2013

  • Federal mobile apps lack standard security processes

    DHS, DISA and GSA are heading down similar but different paths to ensure mobile apps are secure before being allowed on devices or networks. NIST is developing voluntary guidelines to improve mobile software security based on work done in other industry sectors.

  • NRC jumping into cloud, baby-stepping into mobile computing

    Darren Ash, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s CIO, said the agency is reviewing vendor responses to a sources sought notice in preparation to move systems to the cloud. NRC employees also are piloting mobile devices. June 5, 2013

  • New security standard to boost agency trust, use of mobile devices

    On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.

  • DoD grants network access to Android, BlackBerry 10 devices

    The Pentagon’s mobile plan includes device approvals that will involve some up-front costs. The expectation is those costs will be quickly offset by eliminating the inefficiency of the slow, stovepiped and outdated approaches that have characterized DoD mobility up until now.