Obama: Agencies should restrict mobile devices

November 9, 2011
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President Obama is set to sign Nov. 9 an executive order that will, among other things, restrict the number of information technology devices agencies can issue to federal employees, according to a White House announcement.

The executive order will effect cell phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops, the announcement says, adding that “some federal employees are issued more devices…than they need.”

The order will also direct agencies to limit production of hard copy documents in favor of electronic copies. It also places limits on travel and conference spending, prunes the federal vehicle fleet and tells agencies to “stop wasting taxpayer money on non-essential items used for promotional purposes, such as clothing, mugs, and non-work related gadgets.”

via Fierce Government IT, continued here.