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DISA Moves to Digitize Common Access Card Credentials

The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented a program that works to integrate credentials from common access cards into mobile devices, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. David Thornton writes Jeremy Corey, lead engineer for the Defense Department‘s public key infrastructure, said DISA’s Purebred program is a key management server with an application installed on a …

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Inspector General Audits GAO’s Media Sanitization Policies & Practices

The Government Accountability Office‘s inspector general has determined that GAO “effectively” implemented policies and procedures to remove sensitive data from information technology devices that were slated for disposal. GAO said Wednesday the inspector general assessed GAO’s compliance with media sanitization policies to verify whether laptops and BlackBerry devices were appropriately sanitized before being discarded. …

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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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White House Tests LG and Samsung Mobile Devices

The White House is testing mobile devices manufactured by LG and Samsung in order to replace Blackberry mobile devices currently in use, the Wall Street Journal  reported last Thursday. Will Connors writes that the White House’s internal technology team and the White House Communications Agency are working together to test the …

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BlackBerry Chief John Chen Pays Visit to White House

John Chen, BlackBerry CEO, met with White House representatives to discuss the devices President Barack Obama and his staff use, as well as potential areas for upgrade, Bloomberg reported Friday. “It’s just customer outreach,” Chen told Bloomberg Television in an interview. Jonathan Erlichman and Hugo Miller write that Chen and BlackBerry’s leadership team wants …

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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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