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US Government Use of Commercial Mobile Devices : Saving Money and Increasing Capability

  • November 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 30 pages


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Executive Summary

•The US government commercial mobile devices market amounted to approximately $ x million in 2013 and primarily involved purchases of mobile phones, tablets, applications, and services.
•Commercial mobile device spending through 2019 is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of x %. From 2013 through 2019, the market is expected to amount to a total of $ x million. The focus is on improving secure mobile access to government enterprise networks.
•Security concerns and the requirement to integrate with existing legacy networks and devices are hindering rapid growth.
•Routine programs of record and direct contracts for specific mobile device products and services are not widespread. Contracts remain relatively ad hoc and small scale for specific pilot and operational efforts.
•Commercially successful Samsung Android-based devices, Blackberry, and Apple products dominate the market. In some cases, these products are modified to meet specific security requirements.
•As commercial wireless networks, mobility, cloud computing, social networking, data analysis, applications, and high-level encryption technology become more widespread, the use of commercial mobile devices by government organizations will become routine at all levels and for all functions.

Definitions and Scope

•This research service is an overview of program funding and contract activity for US government commercial mobile devices products and services.
•Commercial mobile device products and services enable enterprise and field users to quickly leverage advanced information technology (IT) network capabilities at relatively low prices.
•The research forecasts do not include classified programs and budgets. Portions of the total commercial mobile device market information are not accessible to the public.
•Wireless carrier services, physical security, smart cards, and biometrics are not included in the research.
•Program funding and contract values do not always align year-to-year due to administrative costs, multiyear contracts, and technology use across segments.
•Market size estimates, programs, customers, technology contract segmentation, and the funding forecasts beyond 2013 for the mobile device products and services market are made at the analyst’s discretion.

Products and Services

•This market insight is an overview of program and contract activity for US government commercial-based mobile device products and services.
•Government commercial mobile device products do include some proprietary, government-developed, and modified commercial hardware and software technologies.
•Typical mobile device commercial products include smartphones, tablet computers, embedded encryption hardware and software, and program services.
•Commercial mobile devices program services include engineering, integration, assessments, training, modeling, certification, and operations.
•Most programs and contracts include more than one type of product or service.
•Most product spending is on relatively inexpensive and readily available mature commercial products that are purchased through a variety of contract vehicles.
•Large commercial hardware manufacturers dominate the market, but innovative apps providers and traditional government contractors that modify commercial products for specific operational purposes also play an important role.
•Wireless networks, cloud computing, social media tools, data analytics, and locational products are key enabling technologies that help drive the market.
•Securing government data while maintaining commercial device functionality remains a challenge.

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