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Pentagon OKs Apple Devices for Military Networks

Apple has received approval from the Defense Department for its devices to operate on military networks, Bloomberg reports. Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio write the Pentagon cleared Samsung devices and Blackberry 10 smartphones May 2. A Defense Information Systems Agency representative said last week the clearance would happen soon for …

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Report: Apple Devices Could Get DISA Approval Next Week

Apple will soon receive the security clearance it needs for the iPhone and iPad to be used within the Pentagon’s networks, Nextgov reports. A Defense Information Systems Agency told Nextgov that Mark Orndoff, chief information assurance executive and program executive officer for mission assurance, that DISA could approve the devices for …

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Samsung, Apple Receive DoD Clearances for Mobile Devices

Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. have secured approval from the U.S. Defense Department to deploy their mobile device brands for government-wide use, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Will Connors writes the DoD could release two separate security clearances for Samsung’s Galaxy-branded smartphones and Apple’s iPhones and iPads in …

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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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Obama Meets With Business Leaders as Fiscal Cliff Talks Start

President Barack Obama spoke with senior business leaders last weekend to discuss the upcoming fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts, Reuters reports. Obama met with Boeing‘s Jim McNerney, JPMorgan Chase‘s Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, Apple‘s Tim Cook and Costco‘s Craig Jelinek. A White House official told reporter Mark Felsenthal …

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Obama Jets West to Talk Tech with Silicon Set

President Barack Obama is jetting off to San Francisco this evening to meet with some of the biggest names in the Silicon Valley tech world for an off-the-record, private meeting, The Washington Post reports. White House officials told The Post the Thursday meeting would center on the “innovation initiatives,” Obama …

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