Policy Opens the Door for Smartphone Use in Classified Settings

Nextgov: National security officials may soon have more leeway to use phones and other mobile devices in secure spaces where officials work and share sensitive information, according to a directive released this month.

Any use of mobile device in secures spaces will have to first undergo a battery of policy reviews, however, according to the binding directive issued by the interagency Committee on National Security Systems.

Mobile devices will still be banned from secure compartmented information facilities, or SCIFs, which are effectively black boxes where officials share and discuss highly classified materials.

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