It’s been over ten years since my last visit to the beautiful city of Washington D.C. It’s always great to visit all my favorite monuments and historical landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. I wish I could tell you more about my wonderful dinners at the Old Ebbitt Grill or Brassaire Beck; but onto more important things.
As I walk through downtown, looking around, I was thinking to myself, how much things have changed since my last visit. Gone are the days of disposable cameras, brochures and maps – everyone around me is using a smart phone to take photos, launching Google maps to find the Smithsonian, or scanning QR codes at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to view additional factoids as they were walking about the museum. Everything is going mobile!
I’m here this week to attend the 12th semi-annual Telework Exchange Fall Town Hall meeting – “Mobility in the Fast Lane” focused on mobile IT and the mobile workforce. While I was here, my colleagues and I had the utmost pleasure to interview 9 government and industry leaders discussing topics such as security, standards, technologies and telework benefits and challenges within their agencies. It was fascinating to hear from these leaders how they are working in different ways to transform their agencies to better serve the American people, grow their workforce and create a balanced work-life environment for their employees. Read More »
Tags: 21st Century Government, byod, Cisco, cloud, government, multiple devices, telework, telework exchange, virtual desktop
So here we are (Cisco’s Government Team), in Washington D.C. An area chosen by George Washington, our country’s first President and the city’s name sake, to be the corner stone of America’s policies, planning, and democracy: Our Nation’s Capital. So why are we here you might ask…? Well, not necessarily for all the great attractions DC has to offer, but for the Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting of course! Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting, what’s that? Let me tell you…
On September 25, 2012, Washington D.C. hosted the 2012 Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting which consisted of 30 government leaders sharing best practices split throughout the day representing various aspects of government from Personnel Management to Defense who discussed mobility IT and the mobile workforce. You mean to tell me that there are people in leadership positions throughout our government who want to integrate technology in order to strive for efficiency, production, AND want to have a happier and satisfied government worker…? Yes! How great is this. Read More »
Tags: 21st Century Government, byod, Central Government, cloud, multiple devices, telework, work your way
Today I am fortunate to attend 12th semi-annual Telework Exchange Town Hall conference in Washington D.C.
This year’s theme Mobility in the Fast Lane integrates two parallel tracks: Mobile IT and Mobile Workforce with best practice sharing around the rapid rate of adoption of technologies for telework, mobility, cloud, bring your own device (BYOD), collaboration, video and secure remote access to provide capabilities to address mandates including the President’s memorandum for 21st century digital government and the mobility strategy from the Federal CIO and CTO.
John D. Porcari, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation kicked off the conference keynote. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and oversees.
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Tags: bring your own device, Mobile Government, telework, video
Tomorrow, I’m heading to Washington D.C. for the Telework Exchange Town Hall.
The Town Hall Meeting “Mobility in the Fast Lane” will focus on mobile IT and the mobile workforce with 30 government and industry leaders keyotes and panel discussions on what it takes to build and manage a secure, mobile workforce.
We will be capturing the highlights from each of the sessions in a blog series and sharing video interviews with keynote speakers and panelists.
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Tags: bring your own device, byod, Mobile Government, telework, VXI for Government
Last week I attended the ICCC in Paris where Ashit Vora, Manager, Security Assurance, Cisco discussed the Cloud and how Common Criteria can be used to help mitigate threats. The following is an excerpt from his presentation and food for thought on Cloud security.
More and more enterprises, including governments are moving their data “to the Cloud” in the hopes of saving infrastructure and maintenance costs. But is this at the risk of security? As both private and public Clouds become pervasive, security is going to be a major concern. Cloud infrastructure by definition has large amounts of information including proprietary information, competitive information, information of different classification levels, etc. In addition, the types of mechanism available to access the information in the Cloud, such as B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device), are increasing day by day. If the proper security mechanisms are not in place and validated, it could prove to be damaging to all users of the Cloud.
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Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), cloud security, Common Criteria, ICCC