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FCW : April 15, 2013
Ever seen a high-ranking military of - cial or even an enlisted of cer strutting through the Pentagon proudly brandish- ing a shiny new iPad? Until recently, that was an uncommon --- and unof- cial --- sight. But times are changing as federal agencies break an enduring tradition that has put the government woefully behind technology s swiftly moving curve. Government buzzwords do not get much hotter than mobility. Inside and outside the Beltway, agencies are launching an array of pilot projects designed to test, prove and issue the smart phones and tablet PCs that have come to de ne life outside the of ce. Backed by emerging policies from as high as the White House and Of ce of Management and Budget, mobile pilot projects are taking off at unprecedent- ed rates. The test runs allow organizations to evaluate new mobile technologies unencumbered by the red tape and budget line items that IT acquisition typically comprises. They also help agency leaders get a better idea of requirements and what works for their respective of ces. "Lessons learned from pilots reduce programmatic risk prior to committing to the execution of full production rollout, increase our chances for suc- cess on the rst attempt, allow better allocation of increasingly constricted resources and enable reinvestment into the development of more productivity- enhancing solutions," said Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, a Defense Department spokesman. DOD might not be the rst agency to launch mobile pilot projects, but it is arguably the most aggressive. Further- more, of cials used a mobility strategy released in June 2012 as a springboard for its latest milestone --- an imple- mentation plan with a framework and guidelines for expanding mobile device use at DOD, issued in February. According to CIO Teri Takai, pilot projects were crucial to the plan s development. "The 50 pilot programs we have out there today are really the basis for the strategy and for the implementation plan," she said. "Those pilots were a great way to get a view of what the needs were. Then the question is: How do you take care of those needs? How April 15, 2013 FCW.COM 21 "MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE WE NEVER HAVE HAD A BUDGET FOR THESE PROJECTS. WE'VE HAD TO BEG, BORROW AND STEAL --- AND THAT WAS BY DESIGN." --- Michael McCarthy, Army Brigade Modernization Command
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