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Android approved, sort of, for DOD networks

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October 28, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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For the first time, a mobile operating system that is both widely used and runs on a device that’s not a Blackberry can access Pentagon computer networks.

The Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, this week released guidance for securely connecting with devices that run the Dell version of the Android 2.2 OS, which can run on both smartphones and tablet computers.

But don’t log on with your personal Android phone just yet. According to documents released Thursday, Android still can’t freely be used on defense networks.

“The use of this guide and technology supported by this guide is strictly for pilots, tests, and proof of concepts,” according to the DISA Interim Security Configuration Guide.

via Stars and Stripes, continued here.