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Better security boosts agencies' use of wireless devices




Better security boosts agencies' use of wireless devices
Better security boosts agencies' use of wireless devices



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http://gcn.com/articles/2009/08/24/mobile-wireless-security-government-agencies.aspx 

By Rutrell Yasin
GCN.com
Aug 24, 2009

In what might have been a symbolic event in the development of mobile 
communications, President Barack Obama, for whom security is paramount, 
kept his BlackBerry after taking office =E2=80=94 but not before it was locked 
down with strong encryption and security provisions to protect e-mail 
and communications with his inner circle.

And the president isn=E2=80=99t the only government official using mobile 
devices such as smart phones to access and share information from any 
location.

The U.S. Postal Service has equipped nearly 9,500 senior and operational 
managers with BlackBerrys, giving them access to real-time information 
and alerts they need to make decisions about services USPS provides to 
the public.

The Census Bureau has deployed the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating 
system on 140,000 handheld personal digital assistants that census 
workers use during the decennial head count.

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