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Defense Department goes back to Blackberry over security concerns

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(WJLA) - A government experiment that allowed military members to use Apple and Android devices rather than Blackberrys is over for now, Nextgov reports.

An internal memo obtained by Nextgov indicates that security concerns about the devices have forced officials to revert back to Blackberry. The move comes as the Department of Defense continues to build a system that manages security for iOS and Android devices in use by government agencies.

Analysts believe that devices other than Blackberrys do not yet meet security standards for the DoD.

Blackberry reported that it lost nearly $1 billion last quarter and laid off about 4,500 of its workforce.

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