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Soon the Army may deploy androids on the battlefield. Hold on, not that kind of android. Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone and other mobile devices could be issued to soldiers in the war zone “within the year,” said Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, the Army chief information officer/G-6. Such devices are being tested for use with Army mobile networks, and both Apple and Google are on track to receive encryption certification from the National Security Agency within a year as well, Sorenson said.

As with the contest, mobile apps can already be developed using the Defense Department’s collaborative software design platform at forge.mil and distributed via its hub at Storefront.mil, where some of the contestants’ work is already available.

Source: Joe Gould for Military Times.

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