28 Feb '13, 5am

DoD’s new mobile device plan looks to get more phones, tablets to troops: The Pentagon unveiled a new plan tha...

DoD’s new mobile device plan looks to get more phones, tablets to troops: The Pentagon unveiled a new plan tha...

The Pentagon unveiled a new plan that would give it greater control over the smartphone and tablet usage of U.S. military personnel with the aim of getting more of these devices in servicemembers’ hands. The Defense Department’s new Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan will focus on “improving three areas critical to mobility: mobile devices, wireless infrastructure, and mobile applications, and works to ensure these areas remain reliable, secure and flexible enough to keep up with fast-changing technology,” according to a Feb. 26 Pentagon release. In 2013, many troops and defense analysts say it’s about time. The military pays upwards of $3,000 per Blackberry for the security system to read classified data. Under this new plan, the Defense Department is confident it can work with commercial vendors to significantly cut those costs and outfit more troops with smart...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/02/28/dods-new-mobile-device-...

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