Earlier this year, United States chief information officer Steven VanRoekel announced the Digital Government Strategy, aiming to bring the government into the 21st century, Federal Computing Week said. The Census Bureau app that recently came out lets people keep track of how the economy is moving, but another big building block is a bring your own device policy for certain agencies.

“This is just one example of the power of unlocking rich government data sets and services to the public and is exactly what the Digital Government Strategy is trying to accomplish,” the federal CIO said, according to the news source. “But it is just the beginning.”

BYOD has been successfully implemented within a few other agencies. The Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau implemented mobile strategies that allow BYOD, FCW reported. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is also one of the agencies in the U.S. government to have a BYOD policy. These agencies and other organizations considering BYOD may benefit from implementing endpoint security solutions to secure their networks.

InfoWorld said no matter what kind of endpoint security is used, it must be consistent across all of the devices in the company. An inconsistent security plan should act as a "red flag" to IT professionals, indicating that one area within the organization may lack comprehensive security.