Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) best practices are evolving because the amount of risk and risk types are growing and becoming more complex.
Even after years of talk, only about a third of federal websites are mobile friendly, according to Adobe. Brian Paget, technical director for content and analytics at Adobe, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how agencies can really go mobile.
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.
The State Department wants to outfit its employees with new cellular service and mobile devices using what it calls the “the most contemporary models available in the market.” Jeff Hill, deputy division chief for Mobile and Remote Access in the Bureau of Information Resource Management at the State Department, told In Depth with Francis Rose that in one way the challenge of deploying mobile solutions in virtually every country in the world isn’t that different than what other agencies face.
Federal agencies have adopted mobile computing with the same fervor as the private sector. Yet securing smartphones and tablets is still a challenge for most agencies. Federal security experts are still trying to find the right balance between mobile access and security of data and applications. The Defense Department may have the answer for many of these challenges. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on how DoD and others are taking on the quest for mobility and security.
Pretty much everyone has a mobile device now. Lots of feds even carry more than one. And so the security of those devices and the apps on them have become increasingly important. How can you better secure those devices? And just what is the state of mobile security now? Matt Clemens, a security solutions architect at Arxan Technologies, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain. The short answer is there’s a lot of work still to do.
Students are gathered in Washington to show off their chops in defending virtual networks and mobile devices. They’re facing off against teams of professional aggressors. Middle and high-school aged finalists make up 28 teams in the seventh CyberPatriot National Finals. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch is the Commissioner of CyberPatriot National. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the latest on the finals.
Social media, mobility, analytics and cloud form the acronym SMAC. These technologies have become embedded in the federal workplace. A report released this week examines how they are converging, and what it means for agency operations. The Federal Technology Convergence Commission is a group of industry leaders tasked with assessing the impact of SMAC convergence and making recommendations to the administration. Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.
Mobile technology will be at the forefront of a newly announced IT overhaul at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF says a move to new platforms like tablet computers will help the agency meet its cybersecurity goals. Melissa Adamson is vice president for advanced technologies at Agilex, and David Yang is vice president of ICF International. They’re also industry co-chairs of the ACT-IAC Advanced Mobility Working Group. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they talked about the state of mobile in government.