Home / DoD / Pentagon Shoring Up Smartphone Security

Pentagon Shoring Up Smartphone Security

Photo: Yutaka Tsutano

The Defense Department is opening up to smartphones and tablets and trying to do it securely, a Pentagon official said Monday.

AFPS reports the department is concerned with issues regarding users’ general lack of knowledge of how the devices work, potentially compromising the devices.

“We do want this innovation in the Department of Defense so we don’t want to say no,” said Robert E. Young, division chief of outreach and communications for the Information Assurance Program. “But we want to do it safely and securely.”

In an interview with AFPS and the Pentagon Channel, Young said the Pentagon is evaluating how people use the new devices.

Both the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army are looking at new applications for the devices.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *