Mobile computing

  • 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. May 1, 2013

  • Using the cloud to analyze data

    Shawn Kingsberry, chief information officer of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, joins host Jason Miller to talk about how his agency is using its cloud hub to run its mission critical systems. April 18, 2013

  • DoD’s new plan promises speedy approval of commercial mobile devices

    The Pentagon’s commercial device implementation plan, made public Tuesday, aims at near-term implementation of a new generation of mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads and Android handhelds and tablets on both classified and unclassified networks.

  • USDA’s Forest Service taking different approach to mobility

    Doug Nash, the Forest Service’s CIO, said he sees great promise in using a PC-on-a-stick to let employees securely connect back to the network, save data from the field and do work from anywhere. Forest Service will release a mobile strategy and architecture in the coming weeks. February 21, 2013

  • Agencies slowly knocking down cybersecurity barriers to going mobile

    Through the Digital Government Strategy, several initiatives are underway to address IT security concerns. DHS created a security baseline architecture and is testing it through five use cases. GSA created a new secure online content platform for agencies to move websites and applications into a mobile environment.

  • 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

  • FAA’s deputy CIO Cooper to leave government

    Steve Cooper will head back to the private sector to his former management consulting business.

  • VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

    The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.

  • Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

    The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years. January 17, 2013

  • Agencies tackle cloud, mobile, big data convergence

    OMB and NIST are seeking help from industry and academia on how to integrate cloud computing and the large amount of information that is created from mobile computing. The goal is not just to know what data agencies have, but the value the data brings. With all this focus on cloud and big data integration, could agencies be on the hook for a new “big data” strategy?