VanRoekel Announces National Dialogue on Federal Mobility Strategy


Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced a new federal government National Dialogue on the Federal Mobility Strategy that will crowdsource ideas on how to best implement government mobility and expedite adoption of emerging technologies.

VanRoekel released the strategy during a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The dialogue will be open January 11-20. After submitting an idea, the online community then votes on the best ideas by giving it a virtual thumbs-up or a thumbs-down with the best ideas moving to the top.


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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