The second annual Federal Mobile Computing Summit & Technology Showcase was held at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center on August 8, 2012, hosted by Dr. Rick Holgate, CIO of ATF, and Tom Suder, CEO of Mobilegov.
The event was keynoted by Dr. Rick Holgate, Margie Graves, Deputy CIO of DHS, and Dr. David McClure, Associate Administrator of GSA.
Throughout the all-day summit, attendees were able to listen-in on a wide variety of panels and discussions. The first panel, appropriately titled Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies and Best Practices, included mobile leads from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Guard Bureau (NGB), the Department of State (DoS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The second session, Enterprise Mobility Use Case: Mobilizing the Patient Experience brought members of the medical and academia professions together to discuss the paradigm shift of healthcare IT with the revolution of mobile health (mHealth). Panelists emphasized that mHealth is elevating efficiency, causing the total integration of patient and medical data, as well as reducing human errors. One panelist highlighted that there is a core change in workflows for the medical industry with the advancement of shared services and real-time updates of critical information.
Panelists did acknowledge that the healthcare industry has a fight ahead of it in regards to mitigating the extra layer of security and privacy considerations taken into account when handling personal and military data. Panelists agreed that the first step is to reduce the “stovepipe information technology” mindset frequently found in industry and government.
The Mobile Security -Threat Vectors & Potential Patient “Mobile FedRAMP” Implications panel included mobile leads from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Discussion take away: “The reality is that these are consumer devices, the devices do not come U.S. government security ready,” marked one panelist. Panelist also vowed to continue cross-agency collaboration of mobile device management to reduce the redundancy of the federal government’s past.
Afternoon panels: Using Web Services to Create Common APIs and Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) Policies & Best Practices were also well attended.
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