Tag Archives: Android

Mark Orndorff: DISA Works with Smartphone Makers to Meet Pentagon’s Mobile Deployment Goals

The Defense Information Systems Agency collaborates with Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry to expedite a process for mobile device vendors to obtain federal security authorization for their products, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Mark Orndorff, mission assurance executive at DISA, said partnerships with industry allows the agency to …

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DISA OKs BlackBerry’s Multi-Platform Enterprise Service for Defense Personnel; John Sims Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved BlackBerry’s multi-platform containerization system for use by Defense Department employees. Users will have access to BlackBerry’s workspace for iOS and Android devices through the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management service, BlackBerry said Wednesday. John Sims, president of global enterprise services at BlackBerry, said the …

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Marine Corps Wants Info on Secure Mobile Phones

The U.S. Marine Corps is asking industry to submit information about Android-powered mobile phones that the branch could potentially utilize for secure communications. USMC wants a smartphone that runs Android 4.0 or later versions and is capable of operating over domestic and international 3G or 4G LTE networks, the service …

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FCC Unveils Mobile App to the Test Speed of Broadband Networks

The Federal Communications Commission has launched a speed test application for mobile broadband networks as part of its efforts to help consumers choose wireless providers. The app for Android smartphones works to evaluate the speed and latency of mobile broadband networks, store the information in cloud environments and provide users …

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Fixmo to Build Pentagon Mobile Mgmt Platform

The Defense Department has hired mobile security company Fixmo to develop a mobile device management platform for Pentagon staff to access email and calendar activities and browse the Internet using Google Android and Apple mobile devices, Defense News reported Monday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Pentagon is acquiring a monitoring …

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Pentagon Retaining Multivendor Mobile Device Strategy

The Defense Department is denying a report that it will replace all of its current mobile devices with 650,000 Apple iOS devices, GCN reports. Technology website Electronista reported on Wednesday that the Pentagon planned to buy the iOS devices and eliminate Blackberry devices after sequestration concludes. In response, Lt. Col. …

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