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Kimberly Rice: DISA Continues to Expand Unclassified Level Mobile Device Ecosystem

Defense Information Systems Agency DISAKimberly Rice, mobility program manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said the agency continues to grow the number of mobile devices managed at the unclassified level, C4ISR & Networks reported Monday.

Amber Corrin writes DISA personnel, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force command units, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and combatant commands are using mobile devices run by Digital Management Inc. under a $16 million contract awarded in 2013.

“We’re seeing a jump in users as the curve and processes [flatten],” Rice told the publication.

“It’s not just about [mobile device management]; it’s a mobile ecosystem for us and [the Defense Department],” said Rice.

Corrin writes approximately 83,000 users have BlackBerry devices and 14,400 users from the Army, Air Force and other defense agencies are using BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices under DISA’s oversight.

Rice told C4ISR & Networks that DISA also plans to complete the deployment of mobile device management on the classified side by the end of May or beginning of June.

Under a limited pilot deployment, the secret program currently has 450 users, Corrin reports.

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