Have you ever wondered how the government is embracing the world of mobile technology? If so, you’re in luck.
The Data & Analysis Center for Software (DACS) will soon publish a Critical Review/Technology Assessment Report on the “Use of Mobile Technology for Information Collection and Dissemination.” This report, focused on government organizations considering mobile technology, examines how new mobile technology such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android based devices have completely revolutionized the way information can be both collected and distributed. As a result, numerous organizations like the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Army, and the Department of Homeland Security have already begun leveraging mobile technology as an information medium.
So, why should an organization embrace mobile based technology? Easy – convenience and flexibility. These applications provide soldiers in the field with the ability to access critical operational information regardless of their location. This could include anything from classified intelligence to maps. All of this information can be requested and received virtually instantaneously using mobile technology. Additionally, when used in conjunction with add-on sensors, mobile devices can be used to detect and map such events as chemical and biological attacks.
The DACS report highlights many of the applications already developed and in use by numerous branches of the government, including law enforcement agencies. It also identifies current research and development helpful to those individuals tasked with making crucial infrastructure decisions as they relate to mobile devices. This could include individuals looking to migrate from a traditional computer based infrastructure to a more mobile device based infrastructure or individuals in charge of deploying mobile technology in the field.
The DACS report will soon be available on its website, accessible via DTIC’s Information Analysis Centers website.
The Data and Analysis Center for Software (DACS) is the DOD Center of Excellence responsible for acquiring, archiving, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating scientific and technical information related to Software Technology and Software Engineering.