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Pentagon may soon clear use of Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry devices

 

Pentagon may soon clear use of Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry devices

Pentagon must clearly Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry handheld devices for use on DoD networks in the coming weeks, part of an effort to ensure that members have access to the latest communications technology, a spokesman said Wednesday.

The decision will pave the way for a more intense battle for customers Pentagon between BlackBerry devices, Apple iPhones or iPads and devices that use Google’s Android platform, such as phones from Samsung Electronics pave. The Pentagon now has about 600,000 users of smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.

The Pentagon unveiled to military service to give. A plan in February a much wider range of choice of mobile devices The department currently has 470,000 BlackBerry users, 41,000 Apple users and 8,700 people with Android devices. Most Apple and Android systems are pilot or test programs.

“We are working on a multi-vendor environment that a variety of devices and operating systems, including Samsung, Apple and BlackBerry supports settle,” said Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, Pentagon spokesman.

“A key objective of this plan is to have a sliding scale enterprise solution that allows the Department to the latest commercial technology such that the utility fix smartphones and tablets,” he added.

Many mobile devices and operating systems are currently underway with a safety review and approval process of defense information systems agency, Pickart said.

Once the devices have made the process of creating a STIG passed – Safety Guide technical implementation – organizations Pentagon can order that they know they need the security configuration for use on internal networks of the Ministry of Defence, he said .

Pickart Knox said the Samsung version of Android is going through the security review process, a decision is expected within the next two weeks.

An overview of the entire security system for iOS 6 Apple is expected in early May, and the BlackBerry has security for its BlackBerry 10 BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Device service was launched, a decision is expected in two weeks.

Reviews Safety Plan is part of the implementation of Mobile Device Commercial released by the Pentagon in February.

Major General Robert Wheeler, deputy director of information, said at the time that efforts to ensure that mobile devices Pentagon, wireless infrastructure and mobile applications remain “reliable, safe and flexible enough in the current , to keep. “rapidly changing technologies