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June 12, 2014

How CIOs Can Tailor BYOD Initiatives for the Public Sector

CIO — WASHINGTON -- Many CIOs in the federal government have been loosening their policies to allow employees greater freedom in the devices that they use for work, though the extent to which BYOD will become the norm in the public sector remains very much in question.

Concerns around security, privacy and the open question of whether workers are willing to couple their professional and personal lives on a single device linger, experts said this week at a conference on mobility in the government hosted by Citrix.

But BYOD is gaining momentum, and, gradually, the feds are rewriting the rules for tech usage to accommodate more consumer-oriented smartphones and tablets that employees use in their personal lives.

"Mobile is the future," declared James Miller, associate CIO at the Federal Communications Commission.

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http://www.cio.com/article/754085/How_CIOs_Can_Tailor_BYOD_Initiatives_for_the_Public_Sector