The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued tablet computers to designated senior Defense Department leaders to support the use of such platforms for classified data.
DISA said the tablets are the latest offerings under the DoD Mobility Classified Capability-Secret Program, which is designed to provide classified access to the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network through mobile devices.
“We’re bringing the mobile device from something you use mostly to consume information from to being able to actually do work on the device,” said Jake Marcellus, DOD Mobility Portfolio manager.
Leticia Parra, DMCC-S tablet pilot program manager, noted that the tablet pilot is intended to address senior leaders’ need for larger screens to view real-time missions.
The tablets include support for the Unified Video Dissemination System that shows live video feeds collected for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes, DISA said.