The Defense Department will soon implement new processes intended to speed up mobile device approval, Federal News Radio reports.
Jason Miller reports Alex Froede, a DISA support contractor, made the announcement during the Federal Mobility Computing Summit in Washington.
Froede said DISA will no longer adhere to the agency’s current security technical implementation guide, claiming the approval process is too much time consuming.
According to Miller’s report, the new process will focus on areas including mobile operating systems, mobile device management, mobile applications and mobile policy.
DISA’s draft guidance will be published sometime in the next few weeks, Froede said.
Mobile operating systems guidance will cover security criteria for Apple iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry.
For mobile device management, security procedures will cover application management, integration and validation.
Mobile apps guidelines concentrate on vendor procedures about automated and manual network application scanning tools.
Finally, guidance for mobile policy discusses non-technical requirements mobile product and service deployment which includes training for end users and system administrators