The Navy says dozens of IT systems and websites for pay and personnel functions are about to be killed off in favor of a consolidated system sailors can access from anywhere.
The three separate OTA requests are in pursuit of a concept the Navy calls “modern service delivery,” a vision that could let its workforce access data from anywhere.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies need extra layers of security to protect mobile devices and the data that resides on them.
Today’s technology innovation sounds like the perfect storm: millions of new mobile devices, a need for collaboration on sensitive documents, and an increased security concern.
Marines still aspire to let troops bring their own devices to work, but the corps’ top IT official says its current mobility strategy is “on the wrong trajectory.”
Involuntary moves can negatively affect employee morale, cause increased Senior Executive Service turnover and may hamper SES hiring.
Predicting the future is never easy, but it’s safe to say that work is becoming more mobile. At least, organizations including federal agencies are giving employees more leeway to work in an on-the-go way. And they’re deploying a growing number of enterprise applications onto mobile devices – smartphones and tablets.
Lawrence Reed, the assistant director for security operations at the Justice Department, says the government needs to up its game when it comes to endpoint security, especially mobile end point.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies want a single “pane of glass” to monitor the cyber posture of all of their mobile devices from laptops to smartphones to wearables.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is hard at work on the next generation of mobile, secure computing for the Defense Department. And it’s up to some heavy contracting activity.