General Dynamics C4 Systems, Scottsdale, Arizona, recently received the Defense Mobile Classified Capability (DMCC) contract from the National Security Agency (NSA). As part of the contract, General Dynamics will deliver up to 1,000 Samsung KNOX-enabled Galaxy S4 smartphones provisioned with added GD Protected software for the U.S. government. With these new smartphones, authorized government personnel will be able to make secure phone calls and access classified email.
Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,949,078 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The contractor will provide a flexible smartphone mobile ad-hoc network, associated development, and test framework to ensure successful integration and validation of content-based mobile edge networking technology developer solutions. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is the contracting activity.
Engineers from the University of Missouri College of Engineering, with funding from the U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute, are in the early stages of enhancing popular smartphones to be able to find and track military targets. The goal is to provide the exact location of a remote target, through either sound or sight using the technology available on commercial phones.
The National Security Agency is working to develop its own secure mobile phone architecture-using commercial off-the-shelf technologies only.