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Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use
The Department of Defense on Tuesday released a plan to accelerate the adoption of commercial mobile devices and secure mobile applications in the military for use with both unclassified and classified information.
The plan, which follows up on a mobile device strategy released in June 2012, grows out of an increasing recognition by top military officials and in high-level military strategy documents that mobile technologies will play a key role on the battlefield and for broader U.S. military success via improved collaboration and information sharing.
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"This is not simply about embracing the newest technology," DOD CIO Teri Takai said in a statement accompanying the plan. "It is about keeping the Department's workforce relevant in an era when information accessibility and cybersecurity play a critical role in mission success." Takai added that military personnel are increasingly reliant on mobile technology "as a key capability enabler for joint force combat operations."
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