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Dell Streak 5 is first Pentagon-approved Android phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2011 22:56 User comments (9)

Dell Streak 5 is first Pentagon-approved Android phone The Pentagon has finally decided on its first secure Android device, and its a defunct one.
Dell's now defunct Streak 5 smartphone is now certified for secure unclassified communications.

The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) began working with Dell a year ago to certify the device to provide to personnel.

Unfortunately for those personnel, the device is no longer supported by Dell and runs on the very outdated Android 2.2.

Government rules for enhanced security means the phones have remote wipe ability, password protection that will wipe the device after 5 incorrect entries, and the Streak's security can be monitored remotely by the Pentagon's IT team.

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9 user comments

12.11.2011 0:43
llongtheD
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And we wonder how "insurgents" can hack into live feeds from predator drones? Always a day late and a dollar short I guess, as far as the government is concerned. Dell has been courting local, state, and federal government since they started manufacturing PC's, so not too surprising.
Instead of a government of the people by the people, it's a government of the corporation, by the corporation.


If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

22.11.2011 4:06

So incredibly dumb...they certify the device instead of the software? This is why the predator drones were approved in spite of the fact that there were no passwords and open source applications existed to monitor their cameras even before they were built.



32.11.2011 4:27

This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Nov 2011 @ 4:55

42.11.2011 4:36

Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Microsoft Office is the official office suite of the US government...without bidding or a security review.


52.11.2011 4:57

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Microsoft Office is the official office suite of the US government...without bidding or a security review.
Oh. Are we sure there was no bidding done?

62.11.2011 6:05

Originally posted by carryone:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Microsoft Office is the official office suite of the US government...without bidding or a security review.
Oh. Are we sure there was no bidding done?
Yes...because OpenOffice successfully sued for the fact that they were not given a chance to bid. If they had been given a chance, then their price of FREE would have won the bid.


72.11.2011 11:29

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Microsoft Office is the official office suite of the US government...without bidding or a security review.
Oh. Are we sure there was no bidding done?
Yes...because OpenOffice successfully sued for the fact that they were not given a chance to bid. If they had been given a chance, then their price of FREE would have won the bid.
Hahahahaha Too bad for the US gov't. And now OpenOffice is acquired by Oracle.

82.11.2011 12:19

Originally posted by carryone:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Microsoft Office is the official office suite of the US government...without bidding or a security review.
Oh. Are we sure there was no bidding done?
Yes...because OpenOffice successfully sued for the fact that they were not given a chance to bid. If they had been given a chance, then their price of FREE would have won the bid.
Hahahahaha Too bad for the US gov't. And now OpenOffice is acquired by Oracle.

libreoffice

94.11.2011 1:00
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by carryone:
This means the Dell Streak 5 is to be the official phone of the US government. I didn't know the US gov't. is supposed to endorse stuff. What the heck is this?
Have you ever heard of crony capitalism? Basically Dell's "friends" in Washington got the taxpayers to buy their failed device.

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