DHS S&T Directorate Unveils New Bluetooth Access Control Capacity for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has created and commercialized a new Bluetooth access control capacity for virtual mobile infrastructure on mobile devices.

DHS said Wednesday the VMI platform offers no data-at-rest capacity on mobile devices which will help provide secure access to applications and enterprise data that run in a cloud or data center environment using any device.

“Government personnel can use the Bluetooth access control capability on the smartphone to connect to the virtual device managed in the cloud,” said Vincent Sritapan, a DHS S&T program manager.

“This technology presents an opportunity for government to securely connect with first responders to support the Homeland Security Enterprise,” said Robert Griffin, acting under secretary for science and technology.

Hypori Federal secured a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Other Agencies Technology Solutions contract in July 2016 to continue the expansion of VMI capacity for government mobility use.

The company expanded the VMI suite as part of the S&T Cyber Security Division’s Mobile Device Security R&D project to help end-users connect virtual devices to a managed Bluetooth without any resident data.

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