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DoD Program Offers Mobile Communication Services for Military, Civilian Use

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented initiatives to simplify the review process for mobile applications, increase security and expand the availability of tablet devices for Defense Department military and civilian personnel.

Approximately 1,600 customers use the classified communications service from the DoD Mobility Program, DISA said Monday.

Jake Marcellus, the program’s manager, told audience at a recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association-hosted symposium that DISA has provided unclassified mobility services to more than 100,000 civilians and service members.

The agency collaborates with authorization officials to determine requirements and accelerate the process to approve mobile apps designed for DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability users.

DISA also completed the first phase of mobile endpoint protection development project and chose two vendors to test a prototype during the second phase.

Frank Cabral Jr., the program’s deputy portfolio manager, said the agency plans to implement a third DOD Mobility Classified Capability gateway outside the continental U.S.

The platform is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

DISA also started to offer an Android tablet designed to support non-data at rest and at the DMCC-Secret level, as well as secure voice communications via the Defense Red Switch Network and Defense Enterprise Email systems.

The agency intends to conduct a pilot test of a Windows 10 DMCC-S tablet built to support data at rest.

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