The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants a contractor to develop new tools for analyzing security vulnerabilities on the military’s Android applications, Nextgov reports.
According to Dawn Lim’s story, ground troops could use the apps to collect and post data on bomb threats, observations and incidents.
Soldiers could also upload intelligence onto maps for military strategists to use for situational awareness, according to the report.
Lim reports any non-commercial testing tools would have to prevent compromised apps from infecting military systems.
NIST is accepting proposals through Thursday and did not disclose in its solicitation if an incumbent contractor provides the tools, Lim reports.