The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

US military gets secure smartphone

Posted by Xavier Ashe on October 22, 2007

Finally, there's a phone plan that allows you to switch from
the US government's Secret Internet Protocol Router Network to the
unclassified Internet Protocol Router Network with a single keystroke.

The US National Security Agency has authorised military and government
personnel to order General Dynamics' Sectera Edge secure, wireless
smartphones, which will not only allow them to make secure calls but
also to e-mail and Web browse in either classified or unclassified
mode.

The phones will still operate using the existing GSM, CDMA and commercial Wi-Fi networks.

Sweet… I know a few folks that will happy to not have to carry two phones anymore.  Real the full article on ZDNet Australia (why is the Australian ZDNet covering this?).

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