Special Report

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In 2012, the pace of advances in everything from cloud computing to social media, Internet video and mobility solutions is driving public-sector organizations to seek alternatives that will cost-effectively allow more employee mobility, telework and social media-driven collaboration. Read more here.

The National Dialogue on the Federal Mobility Strategy used social media to allow a wide audience of government, industry and other stakeholders to assist in developing a plan for the use of mobile technology throughout the federal government. Read more here.

A recent Congressional Research Service survey highlights key ways federal agencies are making progress in allowing employees to telework, while others remain focused on implementation plans and still others show there’s room for improvement. Read more here.

The Defense Acquisition University invested in telepresence, a form of videoconferencing that would simulate an in-person experience for students and meet the university’s need to deliver more services while simultaneously reducing costs.
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Suggestions include creating flexible application development models that will help ‘mobilize’ an agency’s current operational processes, implementing a combination of secure technology and employee awareness training, and buying best-of-breed tools to help ensure that technology deployed today will continue bringing benefits in the future. Read more here.