DISA OKs New Blackberry Models For Network Access

The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved six new Blackberry models for the Army and Pentagon employees, Nicholas Hoover of InformationWeek reports.

Two touchscreen models, three touchscreen and keyboard models, a keyboard model, Blackberry’s enterprise server and two smart card readers are now eligible to access military networks.

This announcement comes shortly after the release of a report on the device’s decline in popularity among government users.

Since 2009, the percentage of federal managers that used Blackberry phones has since reduced to less than half, from 77 percent.

Hoover cited federal officials as saying they trust Blackberry because of its long history in government and security features.

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