The federal government is dealing with the growing problem of "shadow BYOD" in which employees are using unsanctioned personal devices to connect to the network and access data.
The State Department's bureau of information resource management is exploring how an industry partner could help it better issue and manage its mobile devices and cellular services.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking vendor products and technical expertise on three projects that focus on mobile device security, personal identity verification credentials for such devices and access control.
Federal information technology professionals lack control and confidence in their ability to mangae the risks associate with the growth of mobile devices and shadow IT, finds a recent survey.
A cross-platform mobile device program deployed through the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network will use Good Technology to secure mobile content and apps on iOS and Android devices
The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.
The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center and Mitre Corp. recently released a report that summarized collaborative sessions, including one on a bring-your-own-device program, during the Federal Mobile Computing Summit in February.
According to the Office of Management and Budget's most recent estimate – done in 2012 – the federal government spends approximately $1.2 billion yearly on about 1.5 million mobile devices and related wireless services.
A recent study examining the use of mobile technology for criminal justice found that three mobile applications custom-developed for commercial smartphones were not adopted, did not provide new capabilities and did not help information dissemination – but that doesn't mean the tests were a failure.