DOD focused on wireless security

    Date06 Aug 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    3235
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    As part of a governmentwide effort to overcome the security gaps in commercial wireless devices, Defense Department officials plan to issue stricter rules for how defense personnel use them, the department's top technology manager said last week. "We're going to put . . . As part of a governmentwide effort to overcome the security gaps in commercial wireless devices, Defense Department officials plan to issue stricter rules for how defense personnel use them, the department's top technology manager said last week. "We're going to put some constraints on what kind of devices can be used, where they can be used," said John Stenbit, DOD's chief information officer. He expects the department to release the new rules by the end of the month.

    DOD and other federal officials worry that sophisticated wireless devices could potentially be used to overhear or even record sensitive conversations.

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