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Air Force aims to make secure mobile identity management the norm

May 14, 2020

Via: FCW

The coronavirus pandemic and maximum telework orders have stressed the Defense Department’s networks, and also exposed the need for mobile device security.

Jason Howe, the Air Force’s CTO and chief cloud architect for manpower, personnel and services (A1) said the current reality has exposed DOD’s need to loosen its view on mobile security.

“That concept of mobility is so important,” Howe said at a May 11 virtual event on identity management hosted by GovExec. “Unfortunately, what we’ve had to go through has exposed the need in the DOD to work outside of the [Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network], outside of the DOD network proper and opened capabilities through these use cases.”

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