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DoD Accelerating Mobile App Approval Process

The Department of Defense’s Mobility Unclassified Capability unit approved a mobile application to streamline maintenance operations for the U.S. Air Force, FedTech reported Thursday. Al Smith, program manager for DMUC, said the mobility service is quickening the process of approving mobile apps for government use.

He added that the six-year-old unit approved some requests provided that the applications run on MobileIron’s MDM platform, while others were certified as safe even without using the DMUC security architecture. The unit also has a list of apps that must be banned on government devices, due to reasons such as the app’s place of origin.

Smith has cited security requirements and digital interface preparation as some of the challenges that DMUC faced in the vetting process. DMUC, which supports over 130,000 military and civilian personnel, provides access to the DoD Information Network as well as critical encryption technologies.

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