It is not as if the US government has slowed spending to keep up with the general economy so it comes as a surprise to me that we haven’t been issuing a couple of smartphones apiece to soldiers in the field. Thankfully, the military is getting into the swing of things by ensuring virtually everyone will have 24×7 access to mobile information, videos from unmanned vehicles and tactical information of various sorts.
My only concern? I hope these things are really locked down well so as to make leaks more difficult to pull off. The last thing we need is thousands of soldiers tweeting sensitive information on the battlefield.
Just to be sure, I hope the top brass in the armed services is monitoring the hashtag #topsecret.
Ed Silverstein breaks the story on TMCnet.