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Report: Federal Agencies Earn B Grade for Compliance With Mobility, Telework Mandates

mobilityA new Mobile Work Exchange survey of 154 federal information technology and human resources personnel highlights agencies’ progress towards achieving enterprise mobility and telecommuting program goals.

Agencies have earned a B- grade for their efforts to adopt the Digital Government Strategy and a B+ for working to meet the goals set by the Telework Enhancement Act in the research report, Mobile Work Exchange said Monday.

The U.S. government has invested $1.6 billion to mobilize the federal workforce since the introduction of its Digital Government Strategy, the report states.

More than two-thirds of IT managers surveyed believes mobility technologies are helping boost employees’ productivity and 60 percent said their organizations use mobile device management platforms.

Sixty-nine percent of HR respondents saw a positive return-on-investment for their telework initiatives, according to study data.

The report noted that security, funding, culture and procurement issues are among the top mobility concerns for federal IT personnel.

Carahsoft and VMware commissioned the “Mobility Progress Report: Are Federal Agencies Passing the Test?” for Mobile Work Exchange.

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