With state and local government officials such as local law enforcement and first responders increasingly using mobile devices to access and share information, the U.S. government wants to make sure it’s done securely.
A request for information was recently issued by the General Services Administration seeking input on recommendations to establish a mobile security baseline so authorized state, local, tribal and territorial officials can access federal databases and communicate safely with federal officials. Currently, state and local officials use smartphones and tablets because it’s convenient and efficient. However, many federal agencies prohibit access to their information from these devices because they may not be secure.
Establishing a mobile security baseline can enable secure communications between authorized mobile users, but will require that agencies work together on policies to avoid any potential conflicts.
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