DISA Clears BlackBerry 10 Devices for DoD Networks; Scott Totzke Comments

blackberry cellThe Defense Information System Agency has authorized BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10-based smartphones for use on the Pentagon’s internal networks.

DISA plans to launch a mobile infrastructure that can support up to 10,000 BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices this fall and increase the capacity to 30,000 by the end of this year, BlackBerry said Thursday.

Scott Totzke, senior vice president of BlackBerry’s security group, said the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones are the first DISA has approved for the department’s networks.

Totzke added the company aims for its technology to help government agencies protect electronic information systems from cyber criminals.

DISA’s clearance is meant to give Pentagon employees secure access to agency information and networks, according to the company.

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