Department of Defense seeks to better mobile technology used by military

Department of Defense headquaters mobile security

Department of Defense headquaters

The U.S. military has issued a report detailing their strategy for improving its use.

The United States Department of Defense has released a report that lays out the information regarding the ways in which strategies will be used in the future for harnessing the power and potential of mobile technology both within the military and other establishments requiring exceptionally high security.

At the moment Blackberry maker, Research In Motion, is among the most popular devices for the DoD.

The centralized data network of the high tech gadgets from RIM have made it a device of choice for officials. This feature means that its security levels are significantly enhanced, and that their encryption levels can be very high. In fact, RIM’s largest customer is currently the Pentagon.

The primary competition to Research in Motion, Google (Android) and Apple (iOS), are falling somewhat behind. In the case of Apple, this is particularly true because it will not permit the modification of their source code. However, its own security protocols for this technology have made third party development notably better. In the case of Google, though its Android model hasn’t failed to catch the attention of many, it simply cannot compare with the Blackberry security capabilities.


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There are a number of different pilot programs being run by the DOD involving mobile technology.

The purpose of them is to bring the ideas from these programs together so that they can be better understood as a whole. The Department of Defense is hoping to work from the Pentagon and outward in order to better the flow of information, as well as collaboration and sharing among the various departments of the military.

Teri Takai, the chief information officer at the Pentagon, has reported that she is hopeful that these efforts will establish the groundwork that is needed to boost communication and make the American military position on mobile technology much more clear. Takai explained that this will likely not be limited to what is currently in existence, but will also help to better understand how future apps and devices will be able to integrate into military and overall government frameworks.

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