DARPA has put out a request for full-disk encryption for iOS and Android-based devices. The deal is that the Defense Advances Research Projects Agency wants to have greater choice when it comes to smartphone selection, having used the BlackBerry for years without complaint. That’s because it was only the BlackBerry that met the agency’s encryption requirements.
You can speculate why DARPA all of a sudden wants greater choice when it comes to issuing smartphones, but that would be a waste of time. The fact is, the request has been made for full-disk encryption.
Regulations prevent material higher than the Restricted level, but, as The Register kindly reminds us, there’s plenty of day-to-day business that can be handled at that level.
And now they’ll be able to play Angry Birds, so it all works out.