OMB Extends National Dialogue on Federal Mobility Strategy

The Office of Management and Budget has extended the National Dialogue on the Federal Mobility Strategy to January 27. The strategy was originally announced to be open for debate until January 20.

The National Dialogue on the Federal Mobility Strategy is crowdsourcing ideas on how to best implement government mobility and expedite adoption of emerging technologies.

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced the initiative during a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The initiative aims to find solutions to six core areas:

  • Incorporate the power and possibilities of mobility into Federal government efforts.
  • Build mobile technologies/services for reuse and share common services among agencies and public developers.
  • Efficiently manage mobile and wireless acquisition, inventory, and expenses.
  • Create a government-wide foundation to provide mobility services and functionality needed in all agencies.
  • Foster collaboration to accelerate mobility across government.
  • Establish governance structure for Federal mobility.

The six core objectives are part of a larger framework for the Federal Mobility Strategy, according to a draft of the report.

The framework includes components needed to understand why the federal government should develop a mobility strategy, what the ultimate goals of the strategy are, and what the roadmap is for implementation. Ideas and comments on how to achieve the six core objectives will help ensure all perspectives and issues have been considered.

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