Originally published: June 15, 2011
Last updated: June 15, 2011 - 10:05pm
One-third of senior federal executives use their personal smartphones and laptop computers to conduct agency business, according to a recent survey by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group's research division.
More than three-fourths of high-ranking government officials use agency-issued smartphones, and more than 70 percent use agency-issued laptops. Only 5 percent of survey respondents said they are using agency-issued tablets, like iPads, and only 6 percent are using personal tablet computers for work, according to the survey. None of the survey respondents said they are using agency-issued tablet readers such as the Amazon Kindle and only 3 percent said they are using personal tablet readers for work. The 148 survey respondents were all high-ranking government officials, either at the General Schedule 15 level or in the Senior Executive Service. The results suggest government executives could benefit from a more diverse array of agency-provided devices. They also indicate some executives might be using personal tablets for work despite security concerns and prohibitions.
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