With any new technology, policy usually comes after initial adoption. With mobile computing and apps, agencies are using pilots to inform policy development.
Federal News Radio surveyed 28 agencies on whether they have a formal mobile policy and whether it includes the idea of letting employees bring-their-own devices to work. We heard back from 21 of them, many providing more details on the status of their efforts. The results: Nearly every agency has or is developing a mobile policy and most also are considering a Bring-Your-Own-Device strategy.
Click on the links to reveal more details about each agency’s mobile and BYOD strategies.
The agencies not responding were: the Agriculture Department, Office of the Director for National Intelligence, the Education Department, NASA, the Navy Department, Social Security Administration and the Treasury Department.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.