US CIO Council establishes Federal Mobility Group

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 22 July, 2019

US CIO Council establishes Federal Mobility Group

The US Federal CIO Council has established a new Federal Mobility Group (FMG) to improve the management and security of mobile devices and services in government.

The new FMG will comprise mobility experts from departments and agencies from across federal government.

It combines the Council’s existing Mobile Services Category Team, which was established in 2016 to improve acquisition and management of mobile devices and services, with the security-focused Mobile Technology Tiger Team (MTTT).

The MTTT was set up in 2013 to help address the mobile security requirements of the Digital Government Strategy, monitoring mobile security technologies and initiatives within the US Government.

Consolidating the two groups will provide a single point of contact for the federal mobile community to “share information and identify cross-agency needs for mobile policy, guidance and best practices, acquisition of mobile devices and services, and operational requirements for federal mobility programs”, the CIO Council said.

The FMG plans initiatives including accelerating the inclusion of mobile into the Council’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, as well as supporting the development of new and updated National Institute of Standards and Technology standards and guidance for secure mobility.

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