Air Force

June 14, 2013

Air Force News – June 14, 2013

Security a priority in DOD move to mobile devices

The Defense Department wants to provide secure access to information from any device, anywhere and anytime, but the priority is security, the department’s principal deputy chief information officer recently said.

At a defense systems seminar, Robert Carey spoke about mobile device security and architecture before an audience of military, government and industry experts.

“It’s an exciting time for mobile space, and I will tell you as we march into it and into choices and … into smart phone utilization in the DOD, it is not without the requisite security,” Carey said.

“Many an industry and federal agency that are leaping into it a little faster than the security apparatus is willing to catch up with, but we are not,” he said. “We are trying to leap in it with the security apparatus attached.”

Today, DOD has more than 600,000 commercial mobile devices in operational and pilot use, including about 470,000 BlackBerry phones, 41,000 Apple operating system devices and 8,700 Android devices.

Last June, the department released a mobile device strategy that identified information technology goals and objectives for making the use of mobile devices possible from the hallways of the Pentagon to battlefields and secured spaces worldwide.

The strategy focused on improving wireless infrastructure and mobile devices and applications.

http://www.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123351654

California

An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 over the Point Mugu Sea Test Range June 5. It was the first launch where the F-35 and AIM-120 demonstrated a successful launch-to-eject communications sequence and fired the rocket motor after launch.

Florida

The 451st Flying Training Squadron completed the final step of a long journey when a T-1A Jayhawk modified for electronic warfare training took flight on a training sortie June 4.

Italy

Airmen selected for an assignment to Ghedi air base who elect to serve the accompanied tour will now be required to serve 36 months rather than 24 Air Force Personnel Center officials announced June 7.

Afghanistan

The 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron increased their external cargo delivery expertise June 1 by conducting a joint-coalition sling load training mission at Kandahar Airfield. The unit had a successful daytime sling load mission weeks prior.




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