Terry Halvorsen: DoD Seeks to Boost Mobile Data Access at ‘Point of Execution’

Terry Halvorsen
Terry Halvorsen

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer of the Defense Department, has said DoD aims to implement a two-tier wireless network service for agency employees and visitors by January 2016, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen told a DoD CIO Mobility Industry Day audience July 9 in Washington that his office wants to deploy an automated system to manage the Wi-Fi system and determine if a person is using a mobile device in a restricted room at the Pentagon.

He noted the department also launched a mobility initiative with the intent to deliver data to the agency’s mobile device users at the “point of execution.”

CIO 200x200“What we really want to do is get the data right to the individual — whether they’re on the battlefront, whether they’re a medical technician or a data analyst — right to them when they need the data.”

The department is also working to maintain security of the agency’s mobile applications and services and to pilot a bring-your-own-device initiative.

Halvorsen said DoD could limit the BYOD program to specific areas due to the complexity of monitoring and securing personal mobile devices.

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