A Defense Information Systems Agency program executive officer said Pentagon personnel may be able to place unclassified information on their personal mobile devices by late 2013 or early 2014, Fierce Government IT reports.
Bruce Bennett, PEO for communications systems, said at an AFCEA conference mobile device adoption depends on moving technology, policy, security and culture in the same direction.
Data protection is suspect with employee-owned devices and the Pentagon is holding off on a bring-your-own-device policy until later, he said, according to David Perera’s report.
According to Perera, Bennett said the department also plans to use mobile apps that are bandwidth-aware, where they ommunicate to the network what its current capacity is.
He added virtualizing mobile devices requires more bandwidthand the department needs better compression and quality of service algorithms, according to the report.
DISA has approved one version of Android for access to the department’s internal networks, where all web browsing must occur through a Pentagon proxy server.