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AFA 2019: BlackBerry, CACI team on new mobile security programme

24 September 2019

BlackBerry and US information technology company CACI International have teamed to develop next-generation applications to provide, for the first time, secure mobile communications software at the classified and unclassified level.

"We identified that there was not just a huge need [for secure mobile communications] in the classified world, but also in the unclassified world," which covers roughly 4 million mobile phones and devices used across the US government, said Kerry Leo, vice-president for homeland and national defence at CACI. Work on the programme began in 2018, under a Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) programme from the National Security Agency, Leo told Jane's on 17 September.

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