The Defense Department is turning to industry to take over the management of its portfolio of mobile IT services. Officials say rapid growth in the number of DoD-issued mobile devices has made the current, government-managed approach unsustainable. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Using a particular BPA might help the governmentwide picture, but it won't necessarily help individual agencies manage their own expenses.
A draft policy under development by OMB would require agencies to create an inventory of, and buy mobile devices and services only from, GSA's governmentwide contract in order to get better control over $1.2 billion in annual spend.
New investors could restore BlackBerry's place in the federal market, as the company weighs its options for the future.
Kim Hancher, the chief information officer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will hsare her ideas on mobile device management August 6, 2013
Kerry Weems, the vice president and general manager for Health Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology will discuss data collection and IT security. May 28, 2013
Phillip Soloweszyk, director of Identity and Windows Consulting Services for Quest Software, will discuss identity management. APril 16, 2013
Doctor Doug Fridsma, chief science officer for HHS's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will discuss how interoperability will make it easier to share health information. April 2, 2013
Kerry McDermott from the WestHealth Institute and Dr. Harry Greenspun from Deloitte talk about healthcare IT, and ways to cut costs. February 26, 2013
F-Secure analyzed 19 new families of mobile malware. It found a big increase in products that target Android.
With the plan, defense leaders hope to harness the best that wireless technology can offer. The strategy includes goals for secure information sharing via voice, video and data feeds. It also promotes app development.
Linda Rix, co-CEO of Avue Technologies will talk about how government agencies are using mobile apps, and how those applications can make your job easier. June 8, 2012(Encore presentation June 15, 2012)
Tom Simmons, area vice president for Citrix, details the tools provided by his company to help you manage virtualization in a more effective manner. May 8, 2012
Charles De Sanno from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Booz Allen Hamilton's Ilene Yarnoff will talk about mobile apps and mobile security issues in the federal workplace. April 6, 2012