Department of Homeland Security, Management Directives System (MD Number: 4100.1 Mar. 25, 2003) (full-text) established the National Wireless Management Office (WMO) within the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The purpose of the WMO is to set forth wireless technology policy and overall DHS goals in an effort to improve homeland security while reducing technology costs. The WMO role is to coordinate the development of policy and strategy for the use of wireless technologies across the department to ensure interoperability, value delivery, and architectural compliance while moving to the desired state of our enterprise architecture.
This directive applies to all DHS organizational elements that use commercial wireless technology, including pagers, cellular telephones, Mobile Radio (MR) systems, wireless local area networks (WLAN), wireless wide area networks (WWAN), personal digital assistants (PDA), satellite networks, and personal computers that use wireless modems.