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DoD prepares to pilot off-the-shelf Android devices

The Defense Department has already started real word testing on iPhones and iPads to see if they can handle DoD data securely. Next up is the Android platform. A technology team at the Defense Information Systems Agency has sent DoD leaders an implementation guide for how Android smartphones can be locked down to secure information. As soon as it’s approved, they’ll be able to pilot test Android devices in a military networking environment. To do that, engineers have to be able to disable cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth and other features.