The NSA "Secures" Its Own Smartphone

The Sectera Edge was developed under the NSA Secure Mobile Environment/Portable Electronic Device program (SME PED) and will eventually be supplied to the DOD and Homeland Security.  It will be able to switch between the government's Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet).   I'll bet you think I'm making those up, don't you?

The National Security Agency has authorized military and government personnel to order up a bunch of General Dynamics' Sectera Edge secure, wireless smartphones, which will not only allow them to make secure calls but also to email and Web-browse in either classified or unclassified mode. The phones will still operate right along with everyone else on the existing high-speed Global System for Mobile Communications, Code Division Multiple Access and Wi-Fi commercial cellular networks.

For those who are concerned or curious, yes, it does use Windows Mobile.  No, we are not sure if that is a plus or a minus.

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