At most conferences, staring at your phone during a presentation is generally frowned upon. However, at ModevGov, pulling out your mobile device and firing up an app was often a requirement.
On Wednesday, February 26, representatives from government, private industry and the non-profit sector came together to learn from each other and discuss challenges in the government mobile application space. The conference brought…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on March 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Mobile technologies are rapidly transforming nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In fact, the proliferation of social media seems impossible without the widespread use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies are discovering cost efficiencies and flexibility of access – through tablets and smartphones – by moving their entire business operations to the cloud.
Government represents a particularly exciting sector of mobile…Continue
Added by Adrian Pavia on January 31, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
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"Agency of the Future: Guide to
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On Monday, February 10, 2014 the Public Sector Technology Exchange (PSTE) will be hosting a government and industry panel discussion on “Telecom, the Cloud, and Security” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the CalPERS Building Auditorium located on 400 Q Street in Sacramento, California.
The PSTE is an independent forum that discusses the issues of government, technology, and the citizen. This event is open to the public. Registration is free but required. …
Added by James Baker (Jimmy) on January 13, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments
Federal IT professionals are faced with providing secure technology solutions in a quickly changing IT landscape. In this infographic, we explore the Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security (ES) tablet, powered by the dual core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2760.
Dell’s connected security approach allows government organizations to securely connect and share intelligence across the entire enterprise, boost IT productivity and protect sensitive information. Dell’s approach allows…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on January 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Let's face it, the Telework Enhancement Act needs to be enhanced.
Beefing up the three year-old law is necessary for telework to flourish at all agencies across government.
In short, remote work…Continue
The principal difference between the 21st century workplace and the 20th century (19th century?) work culture in which so many of us live is flexibility. While some organizations have made a commitment to an outcomes-based approach to meeting mission objectives, others are still stuck in a…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on December 13, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
Optimizing your agency for mobile is a necessary step in today’s technology environment. In GovLoop’s recent mobile guide, we shared how government agencies are transforming internal operations and customer service by leveraging the power of mobile apps. For example, the Transportation Security Administration has created an internal app to keep employees aware of critical security updates and a citizen-facing app to keep customers informed of changing travel policies.…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on December 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Looking back at the past decade, it is easy to see how technology improved our lives. We have transformed our agencies with mobile technology, data analytics, GIS mapping, and a whole host of innovations. But what happens when these technologies stop working for us and start working against us?
How many hours have you wasted dealing with technical difficulties this year? How many times did you miss a deadline because your system was down? How often did a cyber attack…Continue
Added by Kathryn David on December 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
The push for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs in government has been strong. In the 2012 Digital Government Strategy released by the White House, the strategy encouraged the adoption of BYOD initiatives. The report additionally provided guidance for agencies interested in making the transition away from government-issued devices. Certain agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment…Continue
Summary: Twenty-one Denovati Group images convey a variety of Digital Era ideas in simple and memorable terms. These images are available for use by others, with proper attribution. (from the Denovati SMART Blog)
Since 2009, when I first started giving…Continue
Added by Courtney Shelton Hunt on November 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a speed test application for mobile broadband networks as part of its efforts to help consumers choose wireless providers.
The app for Android smartphones works to evaluate the speed and latency of mobile broadband networks, store the information in cloud environments and provide users an overview of actual network performance, the FCC…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 15, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Digital Management Inc. has partnered with Fixmo Inc. to help the Defense Information Systems Agency manage and secure mobile devices under a $16 million contract.
DMI will use Fixmo’s technology to secure DISA’s mobile devices connecting to the Defense Department’s networks as part of the Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Store programs, Fixmo…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
If you are committed to exploring options for workplace mobility, then you should check out an organization called New Ways of Working (NewWOW). This organization, a consortium that focuses on alternative workplace solutions, has just released a benchmarking study based on data from July 2013 that sheds light on what is happening in the private sector with respect to the adoption of workplace mobility programs. Their survey looked at strategies used by 169 different organizations, about a…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on November 12, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
Known as the country’s record keeper (and my favorite place to bring D.C. visitors) the U.S. National Archives Records Administration (NARA) protects and provides public access to more than 10 billion pages of textual records, maps, photographs, videos and more than 133 terabytes of electronic records. Needless to say, that is a lot of information to manage.…
Added by Amy DeWolf on November 11, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments
It’s time for those of us who promote a mobile work concept that seeks to get people out of the office to celebrate what happens when they are in the office. We have seen the articles quoting Federal workers on how happy they are to be back at work after the shutdown. And many of them say that one reason that they are happy to be back is that they have missed their office families. While the option to work outside the confines of the cubicle farm provides critical flexibility for…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on November 1, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments
NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from 9,147 participants in an April competition, GCN reported Wednesday.
The space agency conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization, mobile…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 15, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments
We spend a lot of time talking about why the mobile workplace is important, how to create a mobile workplace, what technology to use, and how to overcome manager resistance. All of these topics are important, but I thought it might be worthwhile to consider how one person makes it work on a regular basis. To be successful requires conscious commitment. When we work in an office, it is easy to sleepwalk through the day. Drive to the metro, get to the office, grab a cup of coffee at the local…Continue
Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on September 30, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments