The Defense Department will be allowed to distribute iPhones and iPads with Apple's iOS 6 to employees, though that doesn't guarantee Apple will actually receive contracts.
No longer available to consumers, the phone gets a new, classified lease on life.
Still using Research In Motion devices for e-mail, the Pentagon also seeks software from Apple and Google that has the capability for "new and innovative applications," Reuters reports.
A legendary figure in the invention of the Internet weighs into a new debate about the U.S. government's role during that heady era.
The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency is co-hosting a seminar on how to engage in open-source projects, which is perhaps the best sign yet that open source is thriving in government.
Open source is permeating the US military, and for several good reasons.