Army Partners With Google, Apple On Secure Tablets

August 31, 2011
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via InformationWeek Government

The Army is partnering with Apple, Google, and other mobile technology companies to shore up security requirements for a tablet device that will allow for common access for personnel across the enterprise, the Army’s CIO said Wednesday.

“We’re testing one device–an iPad-like device–that you embed your CAC (Common Access Card) in, log onto the network and sign,” said Lt. General Susan Lawrence, speaking at the LandWarNet 2011 conference. “As long as the industry can bring those [secure] devices to the table, those are the devices we’re going to seek out.” Lawrence and other military technology leaders held a conference call from the meeting Wednesday with reporters.

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