Federal Trade Commission

Use tablet computers to replace paper exhibits in depositions

The federal government is by far the largest single litigator in the U.S. court system. Like other law enforcement agencies, the Federal Trade Commission collects a tremendous amount of documentary evidence. When an investigation reaches litigation, the agency conducts depositions to gather witness testimony. At deposition, a witness is shown copies of and asked questions about documents. The FTC generally uses paper ...more »

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Department of Defense

Invest in Apple Devices

Invest in Apple devices: ie Macs, iPhones, and iPads . Throughout the years I’ve seen inexpensive hardware that was purchased to save money. However, due to their mediocre quality in hardware the government would have to replace them at a higher frequency. Granted Macs are common in elementary and high schools for their simplicity. Having the latest Windows OS installed, as a virtual machine, on a Mac would have the ease ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Replace Several IT Devices with Smart Phones

All employees whose duties require field work or a significant percentage of travel are issued a number of devices that can be consolidated into a signle purchase of a smartphone. For my job as a Vulnerability Assessment Team Lead, I was issued a laptop, air card, Blackberry, vehicle Global Positioning System (GPS), hand-held GPS, flashlight, camera, and a backpack and Pelican case to hold all of it. This totals 7 devices ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Let Employees Use Personal Smartphones and Tablets to Connect

Use a service such as Citrix or Good Technologies to provide a secure connection to Government networks for people to use their personal smart phones (iPhone), tablets (iPad) or laptops. Provide an incentive to encourage to use their personal equipment. People using their personal electronics would have to agree to allow a "kill' feature be installed on all personal smart phones and tablet so that Government information ...more »

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