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NSA deploys the Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device (SME PED)

A new mobile phone specifically designed for the National Security Agency looks like any other commercial smart phone, with a decent-size screen for Web browsing and a full keyboard for data entry.

But a peek under the hood shows that the phone belies its bureaucratic program name (the Secure Mobile Environment-Portable Electronic Device), with NSA having adopted a familiar commercial form. John Grimes, the Defense Department's chief information officer, called the phone a "transformational" product that provides top-level leaders with voice and data as well as access to Defense's classified Internet -- all of which fits in the palm of your hand.

The NSA smart phone was as one of the top five innovative information technology projects that Grimes recognized on Nov. 1 as part of the Defense Department Chief Information Officers Awards. General Dynamics, which developed the phone und


Added: Feb-3-2009 Occurred On: Feb-3-2009
By: 35frank
Tags: NSA, signal intelligence, data assurance, go get your tinfoil
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