Mobility central to DOD's future, says deputy CIO

Mobility has quickly become a large, and growing, asset to the Defense Department and transformed into a “must-have” for the agency, with combat personnel expecting -- and now getting -- the same ubiquitous Internet access as civilians, a senior official said, reports FCW, a sister publication of Defense Systems.

Speaking at the 2nd Annual Defense & Security MOBILE Technologies Symposium, Robert Carey, DOD deputy CIO, discussed the department’s mobile strategies and what lies ahead for the agency in terms of the IT environment.

The concept of working anywhere on any device has shaped how DOD is moving ahead in the mobile sphere and military personnel need to be able to access information wherever they are, on any device they happen to have, said Robert Carey, DOD deputy CIO, at the 2nd Annual Defense & Security MOBILE Technologies Symposium.

The department has established a three-prong strategy for mobile devices that addresses wireless infrastructure, mobile devices and mobile applications, and is working on making mobile devices secure, he said.


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