Pentagon Disables Military Devices Amid Fixmo System Transition

PentagonThe Pentagon has disabled the smartphones and tablets of some military personnel as it makes the transition to a Fixmo-based mobile device management platform, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

Aliya Sternstein writes Damien Pickart, a Pentagon spokesperson, told Nextgov in an email the Defense Information Systems Agency won’t provision new Android and iOS devices on the existing network until the new MDM system is fully deployed.

Officials expect to start user provisioning through the Fixmo platform in January, the report states.

Sternstein writes department is aiming to connect 100,000 military users and their authorized devices to the Fixmo architecture.

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