NSA to test smart devices on commercial architecture

NSA will test smart phones and tablets this summer on a 'safe mobile architecture'

The National Security Administration plans to pilot a program this summer to test commercial wireless architecture, smart phones and tablets and cloud computing, according to an article from NextGov.

NextGov says the intelligence agency will test mobile virtual network operators – MVNOs – that use leased commercial wireless spectrum to deploy mobile devices. That will free the agency to virtualize its data networks and move data to the cloud that can be accessed remotely.

As NASA’s former CTO of IT Chris Kemp said to GCN once, “Tablets are the gateway to the cloud.” Looks like the NSA has noticed that trend and will experiment with moving in that direction.

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Dan Rowinski is a staff reporter covering communications technologies.


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