Federal CIO Council Unveils Federal Mobility Group

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The Federal CIO Council announced in a July 16 blog post that it will launch a Federal Mobility Group (FMG) composed of existing Federal mobile tech programs.

FMG will consist of experts in mobility technology across Federal agencies and will consolidate the membership and goals of the Office of Management and Budget’s Mobile Services Category Team (MSCT) with those of the Mobile Technology Tiger Team (MTTT).

“Consolidating the two groups into the FMG merely crystalizes the partnership, which now positions the team to respond to the evolving definition and emerging technologies that comprise the mobility landscape,” the blog post said. “The FMG provides a singular conduit for the Federal mobile community, whose purpose is 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.”

More specifically, the group will address key initiatives, such as:

  • “Streamlining the inventory data call spend surveys
  • Accelerating the inclusion of mobile into the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program [and]
  • Providing an implementer’s perspective for development and updating of NIST standards and guidance for secure mobility.”

FMG will have interagency leadership, the blog added, as it will be co-chaired by mobile tech leaders from the Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. There will also be three at-large agency representatives.

The group will report to the Federal CIO Council and has “a matrixed reporting relationship to the Federal IT Category Manager.”

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