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Pentagon clears Apple devices for use on defense networks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 May 2013 23:31 User comments (3)

Pentagon clears Apple devices for use on defense networks The Pentagon has confirmed that some Apple devices have been cleared to run on defense networks.
iPads and iPhones running iOS 6 will now be allowed on the network.

Last week, the Pentagon said a number of BlackBerry and Samsung devices had been cleared, as well, including the BlackBerry 10 smart phones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and Samsung's Android Knox.

"This is a significant step towards establishing a multi-vendor environment that supports a variety of state-of-the-art devices and operating systems," Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart added.

Before today's news, the Pentagon had 600,000 mobile device users with 470,000 using BlackBerry and under 50,000 use Apple or Android as part of test programs.

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3 user comments

118.5.2013 20:36

State-of-the-art???



219.5.2013 1:04

I wonder how many of them will get lost or broken?


20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

319.5.2013 3:39

Test programs??? I for one am happy government employees will have a larger selection of electronic gadgetry with which to spend the tax payer dime on.

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