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DOD wireless policy delayed

The Defense Department’s policy on the use of wireless devices, originally due out this week, will not be available until sometime in March or April, according to Defense officials. The policy, currently in draft form and collecting comments from those assembling it, is supposed to be more comprehensive and practical than the current policy, which affects only the use of wireless devices within the Pentagon. DOD issued a wireless policy in October 2002, calling for development of a wireless network infrastructure across the Pentagon while prohibiting wireless access to classified systems. It required that wireless devices used within the Pentagon must incorporate technology — including authentication and encryption — for securing such communications. Full Story

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