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
In a FCW recent article, Nolan Jones, Director of eGovernment Innovation, NIC, discusses why the federal government must plan now for going mobile and states, "mobile implementation is unquestionably difficult. Yet, it also is essential." Of course there are many reasons the federal government hasn't…Continue
Added by Amy DeWolf on September 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In GovLoop’s latest training session, we heard from three speakers, Prashant Singh of LocalData, Marie Breedlove of HP, and Scott Villinski of Microsoft, on the subject of government mobile technologies and the ability of these devices to meet customers’ needs.
To kick off this discussion, Breedlove described three types of customers that both governments and technology companies, like HP and Microsoft, are trying to assist. The first is that of the user. Speaking…Continue
Added by Sharon McCoy on September 27, 2013 at 11:18am — No Comments
It’s been four months since GSA launched our Managed Mobility Program. We’ve gotten positive responses to the program, but we see a few common misconceptions out there, so I thought I would help set the record straight.
Let’s do a quick look at the most common questions we’ve received on our Managed Mobility Program.
BYOD: Bring your own device (BYOD) refers to the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications – Wikipedia, 2103
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Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project recently released their report on Cell Phone…Continue
Added by Gwynne Kostin on September 24, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments
It should be common knowledge by now that remote work will eventually transform the way government functions on a universal level, whether detractors of telework like it or not.
However, the tedious path to government-wide…Continue
There will come a time in the not so distant future when we don’t make the delineation between mobile, laptops, desktops and tablets. It will just be “computing.” We will expect the same computing power, operating system and access to information -- no matter the device/access point. Interfaces will be the same, office walls will span from the beach to the mountains and traditional IT barriers will be broken.
We all know that we are moving to this future state…Continue
Federal IT professionals are faced with providing secure technology solutions in a quickly changing IT landscape. In this industry perspective (Download PDF), we explore the Dell…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on September 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments