Mobile computing

  • NIST’s IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies’ expanding calls for its services

    IT Lab Director Charles Romine said the organization collaborates with an ever-growing number of agencies on technology challenges. He said the Lab also is focusing on questions around cloud, cybersecurity, mobile computing and big data. January 10, 2013

  • CBP turns inward to modernize IT infrastructure

    Charlie Armstrong, the agency’s assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer, said a new cloud initiative is the target environment for mission support systems. CBP recently moved all of its employees to email-in-the-cloud. January 3, 2013

  • Energy modernizing IT in layers with mobile at the top

    Bob Brese, the agency’s CIO, said cloud service and security operations center will help make the move to smartphones and tablet computers easier. December 20, 2012 (Encore presentation January 31, 2013)

  • 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

  • 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.

  • DoD opens bidding for secure mobile device project

    DISA wants a secure mobile device manager and app store to support at least 162,000 Apple and Android mobile devices. Contract would begin next spring.

  • 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.

  • TSA analyzes mobile needs before deployment

    Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA’s chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements. September 20, 2012

  • DoD to rev up the cyber approval process for mobile devices

    Instead of using a lengthy security technical implementation guide approval process to decide which tablets and smartphones will be allowed to use its network, the Defense Information Systems Agency wants to put the ball in the vendors’ court.

  • NIST gives agencies tips to secure mobile devices

    New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.