Air Force Special Ops Cancels iPad Procurement Plan

February 27, 2012
FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Technology
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iPad 2 didn’t make the computer tablet cut with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Saying that the proposed iPad 2 purchase was inconsistent with standard procedures for IT purchases, the command cancelled plans to buy almost 2,900 iPad 2s.

Apple’s mobile OS, iOS, which is used on both the iPhone and iPad 2, has not yet passed security clearance for use by the federal government, although Apple is working with the Department of Defense and other government agencies to meet their security requirements.

via InverstorPlace, continued here.