Army plans “app mall” for intelligence users

The Army is moving toward launching its own app store exclusively for intelligence users. By 2014, the service plans to roll out a number of new features to its Distributed Common Ground System for intelligence collection and analysis. Among them will be an app mall that will let members of the Army intelligence community select widgets that tap into the centralized intelligence system the Army’s building. As of now, Army officials say the system is aggregating data from 317 separate intelligence sources, making up 53 million records.