Thursday, May 23 marks the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration's unveiling of the Digital Government Strategy , and with that milestone comes an array of deliverables that are due under the strategy. FierceGovernmentIT has compiled an at-a-glance scorecard to assess what's complete, what's missing and to what degree things changed since the plan rolled out last May.
The Defense Department's fiscal 2014 budget proposal includes $39.6 billion for information technology, shows an overview from the departmental office of the chief information officer released earlier this month.
In a FierceGovIT-Market Connections PulsePoll™, we asked federal civilian and military workers directly to describe their experiences with mobile devices. Do they really make you more productive? How, and how much more? Does it depend on the device?
Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon April 15, the Associated Press incorrectly cited an anonymous law enforcement official who said cellular service in the neighborhood of the bombings was temporarily shut down in order to prevent potential remote detonations of bombs.
Under President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget request NIST would receive a total discretionary budget authority of $934 million, or 19.59 percent more than the current year amount under the continuing resolution when accounting for inflation.
The unanswered legal question of whether departmental auditors or the office of general counsel can confiscate personal mobile devices and access personal information during the course of an investigation is a major obstacle to bring-your-own-device at the Veterans Affairs Department, said Acting Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren during a March 27 phone call with reporters.
A bill introduced in the House ( H.R. 1312 ) and the Senate ( S. 639 ) March 21 would raise the standard for accessing geolocation information from mobile devices by law enforcement to that of a warrant.
Consumers should be allowed to unlock their mobile devices to switch carriers when their contracts expire, the White House said March 4. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski echoed the White House in a March 4 statement, saying the ban on unlocking "doesn't pass the common sense test."
"We've built a huge kind of an internal laboratory for vetting" the apps, said Jeff Voas, a NIST computer scientist, at the AFCEA Homeland Security conference in Washington on Feb. 26. The team has learned, for instance, that certain pixel colors deplete battery power more so than others.
With the release of its new Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan (.pdf), the Defense Department is moving forward with the acquisition process for procuring a combined enterprise-wide mobile device management and mobile application store, according to a Feb. 26 press briefing .