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DoD Mobile Device Strategy

DoD Mobile Device Strategy

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CHIEFINFORMATIONOFFICER
DEPARTMENTOFDEFENSE
6000DEFENSEPENTAGONWASHINGTON,D.C.20301-6000
MEMORANDUMFORSECRETARIESOFTHEMILITARYDEPARTMENTSCHAIRMANOFTHEJOINTCHIEFSOFSTAFFUNDERSECRETARIESOFDEFENSEDEPUTYCHIEFMANAGEMENTOFFICERDIRECTOR,COSTASSESSMENTANDPROGRAMEVALUATIONDIRECTOR,OPERATIONALTESTANDEVALUATIONGENERALCOUNSELOFTHEDEPARTMENTOFDEFENSEINSPECTORGENERALOFTHEDEPARTMENTOFDEFENSEASSISTANTSECRETARIESOFDEFENSEASSISTANTSTOTHESECRETARYOFDEFENSEDIRECTOR,ADMINISTRATIONANDMANAGEMENTDIRECTOR,NETASSESSMENTDIRECTORSOFTHEDEFENSEAGENCIESDIRECTOROFTHEDODFIELDACTIVIESCHIEFINFORMATIONOFFICERSOFTHEMILITARYDEPARTMENTSSUBJECT:DepartmentofDefenseMobileDeviceStrategyDepartmentofDefenseforceshavebeenandcontinuetobeincreasinglymobile.Today'smobiledevicespotentiallyprovideourmobileworkforcewithgreateraccesstoinformation,enhancingeffectivenessandimprovingoperationaladvantage.TheDoDMobileDeviceStrategyidentifiesthevisionandgoalsforcapitalizingonthefullpotentialofmobiledevicesandsupportstheend-userservicesapproachintheDoDInformationTechnologyEnterpriseStrategyandRoadmap.
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isintendedtoaligntheprogressofvariousmobiledevicepilotsandinitiativesacrossDoDundercommonobjectives,ensuringthatthewarfighterbenefitsfromsuchactivitiesandalignswitheffortscomposingtheJointInformationEnvironment.
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implementationplanwillfollow,whichwillincludefurtherdetail,aswellasacommunicationsplantoaddresstheculturalchallengesassociatedwithmobiledevicedeployment.TheexistingCommercialMobileDeviceWorkingGroupwillsupportfollow-onstrategyefforts.ThepointofcontactisMr.MarkNortonatemail:mark.norton@osd.mil.703-607-0711.TeresaM.TakaiAttachments:Asstated
 
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DepartmentofDefenseMobileDeviceStrategy
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DoDMobileDeviceStrategyUnclassified
Foreword
Computingtechnologyismoremobilethanever.ItsevolutionfromlargemainframestohandheldmobiledevicesoffersunprecedentedopportunitiestoadvancetheoperationaleffectivenessoftheDepartmentofDefense(DoD).Throughfasteraccesstoinformationandcomputingpowerfromanylocation,fieldunitscanmaneuverunfamiliarenvironmentswithreal-timemappinganddataoverlaycapabilities;soldierscanidentifyfriendlyforces;engineerscantakepicturesofmechanicalpartsforimmediateidentificationandreplacementordering;andmilitaryhealthcareproviderscandiagnoseinjuriesandremotelyaccesslabresultswhileawayfromhospitalpremises.Additionally,byenablingreal-timeaccesstoimportantmanagementandproductivitytools(e.g.,email,collaboration),warfightersupportfunctionscanbeusedtomorequicklyandresponsivelymanagethebusinessoftheDoD.Amobiledevice,forthepurposeofthisstrategy,isahandheldcomputingdevicewithadisplayscreenthatallowsforuserinput(e.g.,touchscreen,keyboard).Whenconnectedtoanetwork,itenablesthesharingofinformationinformatsspeciallydesignedtomaximizetheuseofinformationgivendevicelimitations(i.e.,screensize,computingpower).Mobiledevicesprovidetheconveniencesofconventionaldesktopsorlaptopcomputersinamoreportablepackage.Popularformfactorsformobiledevicesaresmartphonesandtablets.Awirelessinfrastructure,asreferencedinthisstrategy,issimplyanexpansionoftheDoDInformationEnterpriseinsupportofmobiledevices.Newandexistingwirelessnetworksmaybeleveragedcollectivelytoconnecttechnologiesorcapabilitiesasneeded.The
DoDMobileDeviceStrategy
identifiesinformationtechnology(IT)goalsandobjectivestocapitalizeonthefullpotentialofmobiledevices.Itfocusesonimprovingthreeareascriticaltomobility:wirelessinfrastructure,themobiledeviceitself,andmobileapplications.ItallowsmobileactivitiesacrosstheDepartmenttoconvergetowardacommonvisionandapproach.Althoughmobiledevicesarethenewandpopularitemintoday'scommercialmarket,thisstrategyisnotsimplyaboutembracingthenewesttechnology-itisaboutkeepingtheDoDworkforcerelevantinanerawheninformationandcyberspaceplayacriticalroleinmissionsuccess.Thisstrategyprovidesthefoundationforthedevelopmentofpolicyandanimplementationplan.SuccessfulexecutionreliesonthecooperationandcollaborationofallDoDComponentsandonpartnershipswithfederal,intelligence,academia,andcommercialcommunities.Withyoursupport,wewillequipourforceswiththecapabilitytoquicklyaccessrelevantinformationwheneverandwhereverneeded.
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