The CIO Council recently issued a series of reports that provide a comprehensive security framework for federal agencies when adopting mobile solutions. From providing a minimum set of security controls for mobile devices to mapping key architectural components, these reports reinforce one thing: government mobility is here to stay.
According to a recent Market Connections-FierceGovernment IT PulsePoll™, more than 40 percent of government workers use both a personal- and government-owned device at work, reinforcing that the CIO Council’s efforts are valid and that the BYOD trend will only continue to grow.
It is clear that federal agencies need the proper security guidance to ensure that government employees can remain fully productive through the use of mobile devices. With regards to productivity, the Market Connections study found that more than 80% of government employees agree that a mobile device makes them more productive and is critical to doing their job.
With this new BYOD landscape beginning to take hold in government, contractors need to consider ways to best target federal decision-makers through their mobile devices.
For example, Market Connection’s 2013 Federal Media and Marketing Study (FMMS) found that government executives are embracing mobile solutions, with smartphones and tablets becoming key channels for reading news and information.
2013 has been called the “Year of Mobility” in government. Recent efforts by the CIO Council, as well as these new studies, show that mobility is here to stay. Government employees will continue to be more productive and effective, while contractors can both better target federal decision-makers through this channel, as well as help provide the right security solutions to help them meet these objectives.