Posts Tagged: mobility

4 Years of Tech Challenges — Are We Really Moving Forward?

4 years in any technology cycle is a lifetime. Think about this – 4 years ago BYOD wasn’t even a possibility and tablets still seemed like a dream. So how can the government keep up? And more importantly how can the government utilize the latest and greatest technology to support its mission? Molly O’Neill isRead… Read more »

Technology Lessens the Burden of the Federal Retirement Tsunami

Originally posted on TechSource by Dan Klanderman We’ve seen it coming for years, and in fact, planned on this disruption to the federal workforce. Yet, the federal retirement tsunami is still causing a disturbance in federal agencies, as a large population of federal employees reach retirement age concurrently. Nearly 9,000 retirement claims were filed inRead… Read more »

Mobile Devices, Bring your own or use a Government Furnished Device

The following blog was written by Nate Rushfinn, a Principal Customer Solutions Architect with CA Technologies. No, you can’t have it your way! According to a recent Gartner Group CIO study, by 2016 80% of employees will be eligible to use their own equipment with employer data. But a Forester study revealed that today, 37%Read… Read more »

Why does Collaboration between Government & Industry still matter?

The ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference will be held in Williamsburg October 28-30 this year. It will bring together eight or nine hundred government and business executives for relatively intense collaboration in 16 working sessions, and provide plenary addresses from a war hero, an Acting Administrator, a renowned theoretical physicist, a prominent television journalist, and theRead… Read more »

Telework Adoption Slowed By Key Stakeholders, Says OPM Report

In 2010, Congress passed the Telework Enhancement Act, which was designed to increase the adoption and implementation of telework policies across the federal government and its agencies. By increasing telework adoption, the government was hoping to slash budgets, increase employee productivity and also enable continuity of operations (COOP) when natural disasters and other incidents keptRead… Read more »

Agencies Developing More Comprehensive Mobile Strategies and Policies

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. The rise of mobile technology in the government sector has allowed government employees to be more nimble and effective. Though with increased mobility comes greater challenges for those in charge of implementing mobile applications, such as Roger Baker, CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). TheRead… Read more »

Feds Don’t Always See Mobile as Cost Saver, Senate Confirms New Contracting Policy Chief, and Fed CTO Wants to Liberate Government Data

Welcome to the weekly news kick off post from the FedConnects blog. With the long holiday weekend behind us, it is time to re-enter the working world. And what better way to get acclimated to your professional life than by arming yourself with all the actionable news you need to be the smartest and mostRead… Read more »

Market Connections and AOL Government Study Shows that Feds See Great Potential in Mobility but Warn of Inadequate Investment

Market Connections and AOL Government just released a report that shows how federal managers see a significant potential for mobile technologies to improve productivity and saving taxpayer dollars. However, respondents to the study expressed concerns that current investments are inadequate to achieve much of that potential. The findings were based on an extensive survey commissionedRead… Read more »

Government, go mobile in 2012. Do it right 7. Of wallets, benefits, chirpy lamps

By Andreas Muno Commuting and her virtual sister were main topics of our last post. In our last post of this blog series, we shall look at advantages of mobilized money transfers, how mobile technology may help preventing fraud and abuse or just improve efficiency of public benefits systems, and what other public mobile experiencesRead… Read more »

Tax day gets less taxing via video–Will new IRS VTC pilot program work?

According to a recent article in Fierce Enterprise Communications, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is looking to provide support and a helping hand to Americans drowning in a sea of tax laws and paperwork. However, the IRS has limited resources, and obviously can’t be present to help every struggling American. It’s for this reason thatRead… Read more »