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Army on the Cusp of BYOD Era


Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published August 19th, 2022

The U.S. Army is on the verge of initiating two pilot programs—one for bring your own device, or BYOD, and one for virtualization—as part of a coming year marked by action and acceleration.
Thanks in part to the implementation of zero-trust devices, the U.S. Army is poised to begin a pilot effort allowing U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard personnel to connect their individual communications devices to the service’s network.
“Bring your own device,” or BYOD, has been a concept for the Army and others in the U.S. military for years, but it proved an elusive goal primarily for cybersecurity reasons. Now, however, that goal is in reach, according to Lt. Gen. John Morrison Jr., Army deputy chief of staff, G-6.

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