Tag Archives: mobile device

Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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Suzette Kent: Emergency Alert System Test Seeks to Demonstrate Gov’t Digital Transformation

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said the initial test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System seeks to reflect the role of mobile platforms in advancing the federal government’s digital transformation efforts, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. “That in itself is a testament to how digital and mobile is a connectivity point between citizens and government,” Kent said of the first official test.

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New Policy Addresses Mobile Device Use in Secure DoD Spaces

The Committee on National Security Systems has implemented a new policy that authorizes officials in charge of secure Defense Department areas to regulate the use of mobile devices in such spaces, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The policy released Nov. 20 requires employees, contractors, agents and visitors of facilities that …

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US Govt Websites See Increase in Mobile Device-Driven Traffic

A report from the General Services Administration‘s Digital Analytics Program has shown that mobile devices accounted for 43 percent of all traffic on U.S. government websites in December 2016. Freddie Blicher, a DAP analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that mobile devices’ share of traffic increased from 36 percent in December …

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DISA Moves to Digitize Common Access Card Credentials

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented a program that works to integrate credentials from common access cards into mobile devices, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. David Thornton writes Jeremy Corey, lead engineer for the Defense Department‘s public key infrastructure, said DISA’s Purebred program is a key management server with an application installed on a …

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