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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.

Agencies Balance Mobility and Cost Savings With Security

February 26, 2013 Cultural issues remain an impediment to telework.

Government Culture Inhibits Shared Services

February 7, 2013 The will and technology are there but silos and limited risk tolerance are a hindrance, CIO Council official says.

Telework group expands into broader mobility issues

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

Marc Andreesen

Is Government Now the Caboose of Technology?

January 28, 2013 Federal agencies used to drive technology innovation. Now, not so much.

Feds like BYOD so much they’d consider paying their agency to update their devices

January 15, 2013 Government employees estimate they gain nine hours per week in productivity.

Computing on the fly is replacing the need for desktop computers

January 10, 2013 Agencies are confronting a new budget line: Mobile management services.

Working from bed: like, or dislike?

November 21, 2012 New trend among younger workers makes work-life boundaries all the more blurry.

Reimbursement among roadblocks to BYOD

November 8, 2012 Ensuring participation and effective use of technology also pose challenges.

BYOD policies could increase productivity, employees say

October 26, 2012 New survey finds many employees use their own devices, even when their agency lacks a policy.

BYOD can quickly become BYOM -- bring your own malware

October 23, 2012 Employers may find it easier and less costly to buy and maintain the devices employees need.

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.

Veterans Affairs taps contractor to build mobile apps store, software

October 5, 2012 Device management software will ensure security of employee-owned equipment on VA’s network.

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.

IG finds unauthorized e-readers, thumb drives, GPS on Homeland Security networks

June 28, 2012 The department does not consistently encrypt sensitive data stored on mobile devices.

Agency-owned PCs could soon be relics of a bygone era

June 22, 2012 Veterans Affairs Department CIO Roger Baker predicts employees will have to buy their own computers for work in the near future.

Pentagon’s blueprint for mobile devices lacks security details

June 15, 2012 Strategy offers little guidance for securing specific smartphones and tablets.

Defense to industry: How do we manage mobile devices on military networks?

June 6, 2012 Move could speed up rollout of BYOD schemes.

Use of personal gadgets for work raises security headaches

May 10, 2012 Juniper Networks says 41 percent of people use personal devices for business without company permission.