Department of Homeland Security Creates Mobile Application Playbook

Posted 4/26/2016 3:37:17 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Department of Homeland Security Creates Mobile Application Playbook
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO), has created The Mobile Application Playbook (MAP), a DHS sponsored reference guide to assist federal agencies with the planning, management, and execution of mobile application projects.

The MAP publication provides a roadmap for creating mobile applications and is designed to reduce security risk and help comply with the DHS policies and procedures. MAP is a tailored to the unique requirements of mobile computing within the DHS environment. This playbook provides a documented set of steps for planning and deploying mobile applications quickly and securely while following all necessary gate reviews.

MAP was created with input from multiple Federal Agencies and industry partners. Within DHS, OCTO works collaboratively with the Mobile Device Security (MDS) Program within the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to identify and respond to the evolving threats and security challenges in the mobile 

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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