Report: Department of Defense Plans to Order 650,000 iOS Devices
March 21, 2013 10:30 AM
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iOS devices to replace aging Blackberrys
A report is making the rounds that the U.S. Department of Defense has plans to purchase a huge number of Apple gadgets. According to the report, the DOD plans to purchase 650,000 iOS devices to replace older BlackBerry devices (the Department of Defense currently has about 470,000 BlackBerry devices in use daily).
The DOD is tipped to be purchasing 120,000 iPads, 100,000 iPad minis, 200,000 iPod Touches, and over 20,000 iPhones.
, "More than half are headed to the battlefield, afloat, and to associated support commands. Most of the rest will stay [at the Pentagon]."
According to the DOD, it will have 8 million smartphones in service over the next three years. In addition, devices used by the Department of Defense for classified data handling are modified for enhanced security with components that can quadruple their final cost.
The Department of Defense
last year that BlackBerry would not have the exclusive contract for smartphone devices any longer. The Defense Department is seeking to become "device agnostic" with the goal of allowing soldiers and administrators to share data amongst devices more easily.
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RE: Game over
3/21/2013 8:20:30 PM
Yeah give me a fucking break. Aside from ample salaries and their outrageous for-life benefits, retirement, etc etc. Can't these people afford to buy their own toys? Phones and tablets are NOT things Government employees need to do work, and never will be.
This Administration truly has no limit to their wastefulness. They're trying to tell us the "sequester" is the end of all life as we know it, that Government and social services will essentially shut down, but they can find the money to buy iPhones and iPads!?
North Korea I beg you, for all to witness, make good on your threat. Please bomb this goddamned country back into the stone ages. Where maybe we can start over again, and do it right this time.
RE: Game over
3/21/2013 11:09:33 PM
LOL... But it would never happen. What would happen is Korea fires off a missile, we send out several interceptors and knock it down, and they then use the inceidenty to justify spending another trillion to beef up defense even more... And part of that is of course to change the order to 2.5 million IOS devices... So were safe.
"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)
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