DOD Approves Gives Android Tablet a Thumbs Up

The government isn’t waiting for RIM to get through their platform transition because the Department of Defense has approved the use of Dell’s Android-based tablet. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has justpublished a Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) for the Dell Android mobile platform. Head to Dell to check out their blog post by Joe Ayers, an executive with Dell’s government business.

In partnership with Good Technologies, Dell developed a solution for the Android operating system that will give users secure access to email, documents, a partitioned ecosystem of Android apps and other business applications. Through the Dell Android platform and the mobile device management offered by Good Technologies’ Good for Government system, information can be passed and managed through Microsoft Exchange servers as well as network operations centers wirelessly.

Certified and piloted on the Dell Streak, this certification will allow the next wave of Dell Android devices, set for release next year, to be rapidly integrated into military environments. With access to the Android ecosystem, members of the military will have access to information on their PCs or desktops, command and control programs and a number of different powerful solutions that enable members in the military to operate with similar capabilities as those in controlled environments.The Dell Android solution will help the military adapt to today’s operating environment with greater mobility and improved, real-time access to information on the ground.