The US Government Wants Security Features For BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Devices


The United States government has taken keen interest in the BlackBerry 10 devices. The government has asked for white papers from various companies asking their ability to provide security features to the said device.

As per the notice issued by the government, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Special Operation Forces (SOF), Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) Division within Program Executive Office (PEO) are seeking white papers. These papers are sought from all responsible sources from industry, academia, individuals and Government laboratories that are capable of providing a commercial or non-commercial capability for integrity verification and tamper detection solution for the BlackBerry 10 platform.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has not commented on the decision of the US Special Forces yet. However, the executives at the companies must be happy about gaining a customer like US Special Forces. After all, a product that gains acceptance of the military needs no advertisements about its quality. The military units constantly need to establish communication with each other. The units like Navy Seal often do not use full networking equipments due to nature of their work. At such times, communication device like BlackBerry 10 comes in handy.

The United States government has decided to continue their use of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) devices. The only change this time, is the decision to further secure these devices. The government wants to be sure about the security of these devices.

According to the recent notice, the United States government is soon going to appoint an integrity agent. He will ensure that the mobile devices start and continue to remain in a trusted state. It will also allow Special Operation Forces (SOF) to track and audit all modules available on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

The government is seeking to add security features to the BlackBerry 10 to increase its utilization. The command teams will now know if any unauthorised applications are trying to gain access to their network. These features will make this product of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) exclusive to military applications.