pentagon-smartphonesGovernment contracts can be lucrative business if you happen to win a tender fair and square, but before “victory” is achieved, one would need to perform a careful study when formulating the winning formula, so to speak. We do know that Apple as well as Samsung have been in talking to the Department of Defense in order to deliver their own smartphones and tablets for use by employees of the Pentagon, and it seems that all that shoulder rubbing and jostling is all set for approval.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned that the Defense Department has plans to offer security approval for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and Apple’s iPhones and iPads in the coming few weeks. It remains the domain of the Defense Information Systems Agency to say just what commercial technology the Pentagon is able to use, and early this month, too, would see the result of whether Apple’s iOS 6 security is safe enough for use in military agencies where non-classified communication is concerned.

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