The front line in America’s battle to fight computer hackers from China and master electronic warfare isn’t on a far-away battlefield or at a diplomatic retreat.
The Pentagon will continue for another year the lease of a Chinese commercial satellite to provide communications for its Africa Command.
The Pentagon risks exposing itself to hackers by opening its communications networks to Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. smartphones and tablets, according to cybersecurity officials.
A U.S. lawmaker is questioning the Pentagon’s decision to use a Chinese commercial satellite to provide communications for its Africa Command.
The U.S. Defense Department expects to clear Apple Inc. mobile devices for use on its networks early next week, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.
Bill Anderson passed up Silicon Valley and opened his technology startup in central Maryland, even though it lacked the prestige and signature names such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc.
The Pentagon cleared Samsung Electronics Co.’s devices for use on its networks, signaling the start of a battle for military market share among top smartphone makers.
Microsoft Corp. won a $617 million contract with the U.S. Defense Department to provide its latest software, including the Windows 8 operating system.
President Barack Obama has been urged by an advisory board to let mobile phone providers use airwaves now reserved by U.S. agencies to guide munitions and spy on criminals.
The U.S. Defense Department said today it will begin opening its communications networks by next February to mobile phones and tablet computers from Apple Inc. and Google Inc.