Details On VA's Mobile Device Mgt. Plan

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee | | October 5, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs is revealing more details about the cloud-based mobile device management system it soon will implement.

A $4.4 million "task order" contract for the enterprisewide system was awarded to LongView International Technology Solutions Inc., doing business as FirstView Federal Technology Solutions, VA spokesperson Jo Schuda says. The system will support up to 100,000 mobile devices, including VA-owned and personally-owned tablets and smart phones from a variety of vendors (see: VA Awards Mobile Device Mgt. Contract.)

Schuda says that FirstView will [do the following]:

  • Develop and implement a mobile device management system as well as a cloud-based app store. When VA CIO Roger Baker announced plans to ramp-up use of mobile devices last fall, he noted the VA ultimately would offer its own apps store to provide VA-approved medical applications...