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Federal Hot Minute July 8, 2012

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Welcome to this edition of the Federal Hot Minute. I’m Steve Vito of UpsonVito.

Since their introduction not that long ago, the mobile handheld telephone has evolved to become an increasingly important business tool.

Yet along with the many benefits of mobile technologies, challenges for IT executives have emerged - especially in the U.S. government where the IT systems are large, complex and the data they hold is so vital to national security.

These challenges are most vexing in the area of protecting data and privacy.

Our government IT leaders are responding. Federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel, recently released a roadmap on the government’s digital strategy. In addition, several groups within government have been formed to promote guidelines and standards that will help agencies more easily develop applications as they cope with security.

The avalanche of mobile devices will continue. Making sure the policies governing them is paramount to their successful implementation.

Please go to WJLA.com/bizgov for links related to with mobility in government.

Thank you.

Here are some useful links:

OMB’s Digital government strategy

Mobile Apps Gallery

National Strategy For Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

GSA: Mobile Government

CIO.Gov

MobileGov Launch

Links to Interesting articles on government mobility:

Digital strategy launches great mobility build-out

The 10 best federal mobile apps

Digital strategy group works on 'bring your own device' guidelines

Buyer beware: Mobile payments might not be protected

Nextgov.com section on mobility

Nextgov: Digital strategy group works on 'bring your own device' guidelines

DHS struggles with mobile device management

10 Handy Mobile Apps From Uncle Sam

Making Mobility Secure for Government

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