Most cell-phone owners deal with bad reception and unwanted marketing calls. But these problems could become the everyday fare for federal employees on official business too as more agencies adopt mobile technologies and "bring your own device" policies.
“The mobile revolution is upon us,” U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel said early in 2012, while announcing a plan for agencies to make the best use of mobile technologies in their work. Agencies have moved to embrace mobile technologies. Some agencies are considering implementing BYOD policies -- others hesitate over a variety of security and management concerns -- and others such as the Homeland Security Department have already advanced to planning a mobile security reference architecture.