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Apple iOS 6 devices get nod for U.S. military use

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.

By May 17, 2013


Defense Department drops exclusive contract for BlackBerry

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.

By October 31, 2012


No credit for Uncle Sam in creating Net? Vint Cerf disagrees

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.

By July 25, 2012


Dell Streak 5 gets stamp of approval from Department of Defense

No longer available to consumers, the phone gets a new, classified lease on life.

By November 1, 2011


U.S. defense agency teaching open source

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.

By August 18, 2009


The US military bets big on open source

Open source is permeating the US military, and for several good reasons.

By February 14, 2008


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By May 11, 2006


SuSE Linux gets security credentials

The software seller and IBM obtain a security certification that will make the Linux operating system an option for military and government customers.

By August 5, 2003


Hacking contest promotes security

Despite tough talk on computer crime, hackers--including some from federal agencies--are learning about defending networks by breaking into computers.

By August 4, 2003


Taking a stand for PC security

Four agencies that set the standards for computer security in the federal government announce support for a benchmark that will enforce a minimum level of PC security.

By July 17, 2002