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Frank Konieczny: Air Force Looks to Integrate iPads on DoD Classified Network

cyberThe U.S. Air Force is looking at ways to connect Apple iPads on the Defense Department‘s classified network, USAF Chief Technology Officer Frank Konieczny told FCW in an interview posted Tuesday.

Sean Lyngaas writes that Air Force CTO Frank Konieczny discussed with FCW how new developments in mobile device security and features built to organize information work to integrate iPads to Air Force networks.

Konieczny said the Air Force’s IT governance body will further investigate a proposed trial deployment of iPads on NIPRNet — DOD’s unclassified network — and work on a pilot project to start in the summer or fall.

The service branch will run security tests on the product before it is introduced into Air Force networks due to potential risks posed by iPad electronic transmissions, the report added.

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