Security and Standardization Strategies Needed to Maximize 1.3 Billion in Federal Mobility Spending

New Deltek GovWin IQ report highlights key issues in federal mobility progress

HERNDON, Va. – February 9, 2016 – According to the new report from Deltek – Federal Priorities: Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, and Data Centers, 2015-2020 – federal agencies spent $1.3 billion on enterprise mobility devices and services in FY 2014. However, many agencies still struggle with establishing security environments that will support multiple mobile platforms and expansion of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) activities.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has made progress in developing secure mobile solutions, as evidenced by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)-provided DoD Mobility Classified Capability – Secret (DMCC-S) program which provides classified mobile access to DoD’s Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet). DoD, as well as many civilian agencies, are looking to the DMCC-S program and derived credentials as a security model for the future. Derived credentials is a two-factor authentication method that uses a public key infrastructure (PKI) certificate in the form of a smart card that lives inside of a mobile device, negating the need for a CAC or PIV card reader (Common Access Card and Personal Identity Verification, respectively).

Secure mobile environments set the groundwork for broader use of mobile devices, but agencies also face challenges in effective mobile device and cost management. Decentralized and fragmented management has resulted in a need to standardize pricing; establish policies for over- and under-utilized devices; consolidate component-level mobile device policies and configuration guides; speed up agencies’ mobile vetting, adoption, and deployment practices; and shore up mobile security training.

Contractor support will be critical for all aspects of mobile evolution, including mobile infrastructure modernization, mobile device management and mobile application development. Contractors must be able to support multiple platforms in light of some agencies’ continued transition away from Blackberry to Apple and Android platforms.

Deltek’s new GovWin IQ report “Federal Priorities: Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, and Data Centers, 2015-2020” outlines management and spending trends in federal cloud computing, big data, mobility, and data center solutions, and profiles buying behavior for the Department of Defense as well as for the top 10 civilian agencies.

Key report findings include:

  • Most agencies do not have formal BYOD policies in place, but the mobility component of unmanaged and of unsupervised “shadow IT” continues to pose security threats.
  • Mobility reporting requirements are only just beginning to provide transparency into agency’s enterprise-wide view of mobility usage and management.
  • Mobile application brokers and improved mobile application vetting requirements are increasingly critical as agencies expand the development of mission support applications.

“Mobility is a high priority for nearly every agency,” said Deniece Peterson, Director of Deltek’s Federal Industry Analysis program. “The challenge will be in developing the infrastructure, governance and security to keep pace with technology evolution, which is where contractors come in.”

For more information on GovWin IQ or to get the free summary of this report, visit The full report is free to subscribers of GovWin’s Federal Industry Analysis program. Press interviews can be arranged by contacting Lauran Cacciatori.

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