Tag Archives: mobile devices

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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Roger Baker: BYOD Data Reimbursements an HR Function

Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker recently said he does not have the authority to determine if data plans for the VA’s bring-your-own-device strategy can be reimbursed, Fierce Government IT reports. According to Molly Bernhart Walker’s story, he told reporters those are mainly human resource and business functions, adding …

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VA Approves Use of Mobile Devices for Employees

Starting Oct. 1, the Department of Veterans Affairs is allowing its hospitals and employees to use mobile devices, granted the devices are verified as secure and personal information is encrypted. Currently, the BlackBerry is the only approved device for VA employees, but other phones, such as Apple’s iPhone, are likely …

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NSA Works on Securing Mobile Devices, Cloud Computing

The National Security Agency is developing ways to secure Top Secret information on commercial mobile infrastructure found on such everyday devices as smartphones and tablet computers. Debora Plunkett, director of NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate, told Nextgov in an interview that finding ways to use and secure sensitive information on mobile …

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