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DISA debuts new classified mobile access and devices

Defense Department mobile users can now access classified voice and data, up to the secret level, from anywhere in the world.

Now operational, the Defense Mobile Classified Capability – Secret (DMCC-S) provides better performance, a mobile device management system and a new secure mobile device with  enhanced graphics, improved sound quality and a longer battery life than earlier devices, according to Kim Rice, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s mobility portfolio manager. DMCC-S mobile devices are commercial smartphones with some features, such as the camera, GPS and Bluetooth, disabled.

“The operational mobile classified capability brings us one step closer to the Joint Information Environment vision,” she said, "where our warfighters and national level leaders can access a secure infrastructure and applications from any device, anytime, anywhere."

DMCC-S is the replacement for the Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device system, which will shut down July 30 as part of DISA’s commitment to eliminate legacy and duplicate services.

“This release is a big step toward being able to deliver secure mobile capabilities faster than we have ever seen before,” said Rice. “In the near future, we expect to triple the number of active DMCC-S users.”

The agency’s goal is to have 3,000 DMCC-S users by second quarter of fiscal year 2016.

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