One-third of federal executives involved with mobile technology say their agencies are now “walking” or “running” with mobile technology. But a number of barriers remain. And while government managers believe mobile technology can contribute significantly toward improved productivity and savings, the need to invest in new and more modern business processes remains critical to realizing the full potential of mobile technology in government.
That’s according to a new government-wide research study released today by Breaking Gov and presented during a one hour Breaking Gov webcast today, that began at 11:00 a.m. and will be available for viewing on demand.
The webcast, explores “How Federal Agencies Can Overcome the Barriers to Mobility – And Engage Citizens More Effectively,” and features interviews with three experts on the evolution of mobile technology in government:
- Gwynne Kostin, Director Mobile, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration. Kostin is also Director of the Digital Services Innovation Center.
- Brad Nix, Director for Information Security at US Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service
The webcast is hosted by Wyatt Kash, Editorial Director, Breaking Gov, who highlights the major findings of the study, which explores:
- Where federal government executives expect to see the greatest savings in transitioning to mobile technology
- Where future cost increases are most likely
- What agencies are budgeting in Fiscal 2013 and 2014 for mobile technology
- The most significant barriers to mobile adoption and how to overcome them
- What agencies need most to move forward with mobile adoption
- How agencies are deploying mobile applications and websites — for citizens and for enhancing employee productivity.
The findings are based on a survey of 300 civilian and defense agency executives involved with mobile strategy, policy, purchasing and system implementation in the federal government. The study was conducted by leading government marketing research firm Market Connections, Inc. on behalf of Breaking Gov.
The full results of the study are available here on Breaking Gov.