special report

Bring Your Own Devices

Many agencies are letting employees use their personal devices for work purposes. But, what impact do BYOD policies have on device, information and agency security?

Why Some Agencies Want a One-Size-Fits-All Policy for Mobile Devices

October 27, 2014 There are no uniform BYOD security requirements for tapping into the cloud.

Ex-Wife of Former Cop Allegedly Used Mobile Spyware for ID Fraud Racket

October 22, 2014 Her secret cellphone recordings are evidence in the case against a one-time California local police commander.

How Do Agencies Feel About iCloud?

September 4, 2014 Some federal agencies have given the personal cloud service a wide berth for years.

IT Disruptions 3 Times More Likely at Agencies with Complex Networks

July 16, 2014 Cloud services, virtualization and BYOD could be to blame.

BYOD Cost the Energy Department More Than Supplying Government Phones

April 22, 2014 Department could save $2.3 million in three years with better mobile management, auditor finds.

Census Needs Better IT Plans for 2020, Auditor Says

April 3, 2014 The bureau is considering using Internet surveys and asking field workers to BYOD.

Boeing Enters the Super-Secure Smartphone Market With a Focus on Hardware

February 27, 2014 The Black looks and functions like a generic Android device but doubles as a classified information system capable of scanning for intrusions.

BYOD News: The Scramble to Get All the New Devices Online After the Holidays

January 10, 2014 “Every year, everyone gets a brand new bunch of toys and wants to come in and use them.”

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Commerce Needs More Money to Modernize the Census, Secretary Says

January 8, 2014 Pritzker also told techies she’s optimistic about the chances for immigration reform.

Census Dropping BlackBerry, Will Outfit Surveyors with iPhones

December 23, 2013 The iPhone pilot is the first step to a bring-your-own-device strategy for Census surveyors.

Agencies Are Saving Millions With Virtual Events

August 22, 2013 Videoconferencing and collaboration tools are helping officials bridge geographical gaps.

BYOD: Game-Changer, or Fad?

June 18, 2013 Study predicts more than one-third of organizations will stop providing devices by 2016.

Study Predicts BYOD Boom by 2016

May 6, 2013 You buy the smartphone and your boss pays for the plan in one recommended scenario.

VA Holds Off on BYOD Until Personal Data Rights Issue Resolved

March 28, 2013 Policy needed to govern access to personal information in case of legal probes.

Do a 'Unified Workspace' and Mobility Mix?

February 28, 2013 Report offers thoughts on creating a cohesive environment amid telework and BYOD.

Telework group expands into broader mobility issues

January 30, 2013 BYOD strategies will be part of the remade organization's portfolio.

What happens when staff use their own devices for work? They do their jobs.

October 15, 2012 How BYOD works in one low-security office.

HHS plan requires employees to outfit personal devices to agency standards

October 9, 2012 Strategy envisions stipends for some who bring their own smartphones and tablets.

BYOD security monitoring is not the norm

September 6, 2012 Study finds 62 percent of federal security pros lack systems for tracking government data on personal smartphones.

BYOD on the government’s dime?

August 20, 2012 Government may pay for part of federal employees’ monthly plans.