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Robert Wheeler: Pentagon Wants Mobile App Store Open in Early 2013

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Robert Wheeler

The Defense Department‘s deputy chief information officer said Wednesday the department is aiming for a consolidated military app store to open in early 2013, American Forces Press Service reports.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler‘s comments come as the Defense Information Systems Agency seeks a contractor to build the app store and provide a mobile device management system.

The winning bidder must produce a website for BlackBerry, iPhone and Android users to download military applications.

Wheeler said the department is taking a three-level approach to integrating mobile devices into the enterprise, AFPS reports.

He said first level includes mobile devices that do not communicate with Pentagon officials or access classified networks, including those used for training, research and communications for unclassified locations.

Level two is for devices which are connected to unclassified but secured networks, generally including Blackberries and Wheeler said development programs for Androids, iPhones and tablets are underway.

The third level is reserved for devices connected with the classified network, he said.

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