New, more capable wireless devices, plus applications that make those devices compelling tools for government, are being introduced every day. And government is finding innovative ways to utilize these wireless devices and applications. But integrating this wide variety of devices isn’t simple. That’s especially true when it comes to security. Such challenges come at an inconvenient time for IT departments in an era of tighter budgets. With staff already stretched thin to accomplish more work with fewer resources, managers find it especially hard to prepare for an onslaught of mobile devices. Clearly, the new generation of wireless computing products offers tremendous opportunities for government. But just as clearly, it takes careful engineering to make those devices play well on an enterprise WLAN. This Center for Digital Government issue brief discusses why now is the time to start planning a WLAN deployment that represents the best possible investment for today and for the future.