National roaming could provide one solution to severe mobile network outages that can threaten European security and resilience, says a new report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.
The Defense Department will begin using its mobile device management system and mobile application store by the end of the year, said DoD Public Affairs Officer Lt Col Damien Pickart. Digital Management, Inc., the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor that won the contract June 27, will provide the department with initial operating capability no later than Dec. 31.
For people in weak and failed states--where most live on less than $2 a day and governments do not reliably and consistently control the use of force within their territories--the potential benefit of this technology is huge, finds a paper published in The Washington Quarterly.
The Census Bureau is exploring new technology for the 2020 Census. By the time it begins collecting data it hopes the Internet will be the primary response option and it plans to use data the government already has to complete information for households that do not respond, said Census Bureau Director John Thompson. Still, field workers will be needed to go door-to-door, and that's where a bring your own device strategy may prove useful.
Agencies increasingly use, or plan to use, the biometric data PIV cards to control access to agency networks, but the rise of mobile devices has put a crimp in that, since card readers may easily be integrated into desktops or laptops, but not smartphones or tablets.
What makes Rifleman Radio different from traditional radio is that Army tethers smartphones to Rifleman Radio devices with cables and blocks wireless connectivity.
Malicious actions directed against European Union member countries' electronic communications sectors affected on average far fewer users per outage than other causes such as third-party or system failures, finds an annual incident report from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.
As Samsung developed Knox--the company's new platform security, application security and mobile device management tool--the company met reguarly with DISA. The product's development was influenced by the security requirement guide developed by DISA's field security operations team, said Orndorff while speaking Aug. 9 at the Forecast to Industry event at DISA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md.
Federal employees won't be able to use personal mobile devices, rather than government-provisioned ones, anytime soon at the Homeland Security Department and the Agriculture Department's national agricultural statistics service. Bring your own device presents potentially-expensive risks and unclear cost savings, said officials at a July 16 event in Washington, D.C.
In retrospect, the business case for Agriculture Department effort to deploy iPads to field workers conducting surveys for the National Agriculture Statistics Service may seem obvious--but it wasn't so at the time, said Pam Hird, project manager of the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing project at the statistical service.