The Department of Defense security and compliance blessing means more government agencies can move workloads to AWS.
The department hopes new network will improve collaboration among separate branches of the military, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says.
The department expects to clear the devices for use on its network early next week, according to a report.
At one time BlackBerry received all of the Pentagon's mobile contracts, but times have changed.
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.
The State Department demands that Defense Distributed, which has created a series of 3D files used to print firearms, take down the files because they could violate export restrictions.
During a cyberattack on the agency's computers and servers, the personal data of employees and contractors is stolen, but, reportedly, no classified data is leaked.
Announcing its support of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, the hacking collective hits the government's defense Web site with a DDoS shutdown.
The Defense Department and wireless industry agree freeing up government owned spectrum is a good idea, but they disagree how about how to do it.
Cyberattacks from China have reportedly adopted a variant of the malware known Sykipot to compromise the smart cards used by U.S. government agencies.