Good Technology’s Jeffrey Ait on disruptive mobile trends in government

Jeffrey Ait, director of the public sector – North America at Good Technology, chats with FedScoopTV about disruptive mobile trends in government.

GSA’s Sonny Hashmi on mobility and cost savings

Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at the General Services Administration, talks with FedScoopTV how his agency has saved money by implementing a more mobile approach.

VanRoekel sees progress on government’s digital strategy

Next month marks two years since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy for leveraging information technology to transform government services. And while some have complained about the lack of direction and resources to make change happen at the agency level, the nation’s top chief information officer said he sees the fruits of the strategy beginning to take hold.

Study unveils disconnect between digital government vision and execution

Since the Obama administration released its Digital Government Strategy in 2012, agencies and industry have been working to provide 21st-century services to citizens. But as well-intentioned as the landmark effort may have been, it has since gotten lost in translation. A new survey, administered by FedScoop and underwritten by Xerox, shows that while nearly everybody agrees on the need to create a digital government, the initiative faces significant challenges at the agency level.

Takai lays out DOD’s mobility, cloud forecast

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai today said industry collaboration will be crucial to the department’s cloud and mobility strategy.

Industry, gov officials make sense of cloud and mobility connection

As cloud computing use increases, so do organizations’ interest in accessing that technology from as many mobile devices as possible.

DOD’s Teri Takai on adopting mobile devices

Teri Takai, CIO at the Defense Department, discusses with FedScoopTV how DOD has embraced mobility.

IAI’s Al Weisner on mobile driving biggest change in government

Al Weisner, senior vice president at IAI, chats with FedScoopTV about how mobile as a tech trend is driving the biggest change in government.

FCC CIO David Bray on mobile as disruptive technology

David Bray, CIO at the Federal Communications Commission, talks with FedScoopTV about disruptive technologies in the federal government.

PHOTOS: FedScoop’s 4th annual MobileGov Summit

FedScoop kicked off Feb. 27 its fourth annual MobileGov Summit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Leaders from government and industry gathered to discuss the challenges and successes of mobility in the public sector.

Experts reveal the future of mobility

Officials from federal agencies gathered at FedScoop’s Feb. 27 MobileGov Summit to discuss the challenges and successes of mobile government.

Threat Matrix: Episode 11 — The Pentagon’s spectrum strategy

This week, Dan Verton takes you into the Pentagon briefing room to hear directly from Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai on the department’s strategy for ensuring it has enough communications bandwidth to meet future operational needs, while also sharing that limited resource with industry.

Pentagon forges plan to share electromagnetic spectrum with industry

The Defense Department yesterday released its long-term strategy for dealing with one of the most pressing challenges of the high-tech age — striking the appropriate balance between the Pentagon’s growing need for more communications bandwidth and the economic imperative of making more of that same communications spectrum available to the commercial wireless industry.

DOT asks public for insight on in-flight cell use

The Transportation Department is seeking public comment for a ban on cellphone calls for passengers on airplanes, according to a Feb. 14 statement.

Customers are key to good government technology, panel says

It’s time for agencies to cultivate existing technology to better citizens’ experience with government, according to a panel at the AGA National Leadership Training in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12.

Guest column: Government mobile device management in 2014 – the year of the user

2013 was the year of mobility acronyms — MDM, MAM, BYOD, COPE, etc. — all of which highlighted the changing landscape and challenges of managing the new devices entering organizations — iPads, iPhones, tablets and Android devices.

Curing the ‘shiny object syndrome’ with pilot programs

When it comes to technology in the federal government, many agencies suffer from a common malady: the shiny object syndrome. But there’s an easy cure for that: a pilot program allows users of a new technology to test it out, experience its pros and cons, and ultimately, help determine whether a tool or device is worth the long-term investment, according to panelists at the Feb. 6 Adobe Digital Government Assembly.

DOD offers mobile, cloud, open source reality check

Most Defense Department employees have learned to do without mobile computing, and at the same time, they are learning tough lessons about the realities surrounding cloud computing and open source software.

FedWire: VA telehealth, preparing for future threats, and FCC oversight

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to

The problem with Microsoft is you!

FedScoop’s Senior Director of Innovation Joe Corbett argues the problem with Microsoft isn’t its products; it’s its users.

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