Privoro has secured a contract to demonstrate mobile security prototypes under the U.S. Air Force's Small Business Innovation Research program.
The company said Tuesday it will trial Blue Force Tracking technology that is designed to boost situational awareness at command centers. The approach also uses the SafeCase security platform to protect smartphones of government agents operating within and outside the continental U.S.
The contract tasks Privoro to integrate SafeCase into the service branch's mobile device management system and test the use of Blue Force Tracking for command center awareness.
"Smartphones, as consumer devices, aren't adequately secure to protect the conversations and report the locations of users, and the Air Force wants to address that," said Mike Fong, CEO at Privoro.