Federal Hot Minute July 8, 2012

      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 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


      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 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