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Federal CIO Council Forms Federal Mobility Group

Jeff Brody

The Federal Chief Information Officer Council has announced a new group to serve as an information sharing channel for mobile technology activities across the federal government. The Federal Mobility Group would facilitate cross-agency information sharing on mobile policy, guidance, mobile device and service procurement and federal mobility program requirements, the Federal CIO Council said Wednesday.

The newly formed group will carry and combine the goals of the Mobile Services Category Team and Mobile Technology Tiger Team. MSCT intend to improve mobile device and service management, and MTTT focused on mobile security requirements. FMG will work to streamline inventory data of call spend surveys and speed up the inclusion of mobile technology in the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program and generate input on the creation of NIST mobility standards.

Mobile technology officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the General Services Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will co-chair FMG. Renee Wynn, CIO at NASA, will provide executive sponsorship for the group.

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