VA Prepared for New Employee Mobile Devices on Oct. 1

Alice Lipowicz | Federal Computer Week | September 29, 2011

The Veterans Affairs Department is on track to begin allowing additional types of mobile devices on its networks starting Oct. 1, but will start slowly with only about 1,000 users, according to Roger Baker, CIO and assistant secretary for information and technology.
Currently, the VA has about 17,000 Blackberry users.

The department has been been preparing to purchase and distribute iPhones and iPads for use by selected employees for several months. “We will limit growth in other mobile devices to employees who meet the business requirements,” Baker said in a conference call on Sept. 28...