Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3580-003

Office of the Chief Information Officer

Mobile Computing


This Departmental Regulation (DR) defines the requirements for the control of information accessed or stored by mobile computing and storage devices. This policy also facilitates the management of mobile computing risk by providing guidelines to ensure that:

a. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mobile computing assets are appropriately managed, and secured;

b. The confidentiality, integrity and availability of USDA sensitive information is secured while at rest or in transit; and

c. Mobile users are properly trained and aware of their responsibilities.

This policy refers to and enhances existing USDA policies including, but not limited to: privacy, remote access, encryption, and sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information protection. All applicable policies should be read to ensure a full understanding of Departmental and Federal requirements, directives, mandates, and standards.