DISA Announces DoD Mobility Capability, 2.0 for Android/Samsung Knox
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), as the lead agency for the DOD Mobility Capability, implemented its 2.0 release for Android/Samsung Knox capability under the DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability (DMUC) to mission partners May 9.
This incremental, agile implementation of 90-day spirals provides enhanced and assured mobile capability to the warfighter, while ensuring the agency methodically addresses the complexities involved in integrating a secure interface with DOD networks.
Increment 2.0 includes support to Android/Samsung Knox platforms on a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system that will secure devices, allowing them to access DOD networks. The Samsung Knox container supports access to Defense Enterprise Email (DEE), synched calendar and contacts in a For Official Use Only (FOUO) environment.
Mission partners are now authorized to use the Android operating system 4.4 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 leveraging the enterprise MDM/MAS. Users can access the DoD Mobility Application Store (MAS), which offers a baseline set of 19 apps. The MAS is an automated repository of tested and approved apps, with more scheduled to be added at the end of May.
Enabled features for Android include secure Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Native Browser, Contacts, and device encryption.
The portal is ready for the orders by mission partners who have successfully completed the mobility on boarding process of their Samsung Knox/Android devices.
For more information on the initial release 2.0 capabilities visit: http://www.disa.mil/Services/Enterprise-Services/Mobility
Posted May 14, 2014