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IDF considers using BlackBerry




IDF considers using BlackBerry
IDF considers using BlackBerry



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http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=167988 

By Yaakov Katz
The Jerusalem Post
07/02/2010

When Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he was 
told he could no longer use his personal BlackBerry to receive e-mails, 
as it is not secure. Shortly after he took office, though, press reports 
emerged that one of America=E2=80=99s government agencies had succeeded in 
creating an encrypted BlackBerry specially designed for Obama.

The IDF is considering doing the same and in the coming year plans to 
choose a new phone model to be used by commanders for the "Mountain 
Rose" encrypted military cellular network.

Mountain Rose is a completely secure network that enables IDF commanders 
to talk to one another via cellular phones that can also be operated 
from behind enemy lines, as they were during Operation Cast Lead in the 
Gaza Strip in 2009 and the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

"This is a completely secure network that is impossible to hack into," a 
senior officer in the IDF=E2=80=99s C4I (command, control, communications, 
computers and intelligence) Directorate explained last week.

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