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Mobile Technology

Australian Public Service Mobile Roadmap

The roadmap, endorsed by SIGB in March 2013, aims to build a consistent, whole-of-government approach to adopting mobile technology that will help achieve the objectives outlined in the APS ICT Strategy. Its goal is to better position the Australian Government to use mobile technology in new and innovative ways to extend services to citizens, improve agency and staff productivity, and engage more effectively.

Guidance & Resources

Please refer to Whole-of-Government ICT policies and circulars and ASD publications External link icon for the latest guidance. Guidance marked with an '*' is mandatory or contains mandatory components for non-corporate Commonwealth entities.

Mobile applications, services & web development

Mobile technology in the workplace

  • ASD Blackberry Hardening Guide External link icon * — provides technical guidance on how to harden the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry handheld devices
  • ASD iOS Hardening Configuration Guide External link icon * — provides instructions and techniques for Australian government agencies to harden the security of devices running iOS 7.0.6 or higher
  • ASD BYOD considerations for executives — summarises key BYOD considerations and risk minimisation strategies for Chief Information Officers and other senior decision makers
  • ASD Risk Management of Enterprise Mobility including BYOD External link icon — provides considerations for enterprise mobility, including business cases, regulatory obligations and legislation, available budget and personnel resources, as well as risk tolerance and controls for cyber security practitioners
  • ASD Security for Wireless Networks External link icon — provides measures to reduce the security risks associated with the use of wireless networks

Use of mobile devices by APS and the public

Community of Practice

The APS Mobile Technology Community of Practice (Mobile CoP) has been established to facilitate the sharing of knowledge in the adoption and management of mobile technology in the public sector and is open to Australian Government participants. Please send a request to join with your contact details to

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