Secret Service Explores A Unified System To Manage Smartphones, Tablets

Katherine McIntire Peters | Nextgov | May 30, 2013

The Secret Service is considering adopting a mobile device management system and apps store to better handle employee smartphones and tablets running a variety of operating systems, including BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows 8, according to a request for information agency officials posted Thursday.

The system would serve as a “traffic cop” to ensure employees are following configuration policies across the agency’s networks on all smartphones and tablets. The Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting national leaders and safeguarding financial institutions, operates globally.