BlackBerry First To Receive “Full Operational Capability” On U.S. DoD Networks

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BlackBerry received a huge win today, as the company announced BlackBerry 10 is the first mobile operating system to have achieved Full Operational Capability on the DoD networks of the United States government. The nod is especially rewarding considering how much flack BlackBerry got last week for the White House’s decision to test LG and…

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80,000 BlackBerry Devices Will Make Up 98% Of New Pentagon Mobile Management System

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The Pentagon will be launching a new system with the intention of securing different smartphones for its network at the end of January. This new system will be primarily supporting BlackBerry devices, according to Defense Department officials. A press release issued this past week, states “the Program supports 80,000 BlackBerry phones,” which make up 98% of…

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Interview with Paul Lucier, VP of Government Solutions at RIM

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While at Canada’s Government Technology Conference (GTEC) in Ottawa, N4BB and Kyle from BlackBerryCool had a chance to sit down with RIM’s VP of Government Solutions, Paul Lucier to talk about RIM’s strategy with BlackBerry in the government.  The enterprise and government side of RIM is something that is often overlooked in the mainstream media, where the…

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RIM Demonstrates Their Government Prowess at GTEC

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Every year, IT and government come together at the Canada’s Government Technology Conference (GTEC) to showcase their solutions and products.  The conference hosts booths, demoes, talks, exhibitions and more on everything having to do with technology in the public sector. RIM (and N4BB!) was on location demonstrating the power of BlackBerry 10 platform, and how…

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BlackBerry 10 Achieves FIPS Certification Before Launch

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We all knew it was coming, but nobody expected it to come so soon.  RIM has announced that the BlackBerry 10 platform is now FIPS 140-2 certified, marking the first time in history that BlackBerry products have been FIPS certified before the launch of the device!  With this certification, RIM is able to demonstrate the…

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BlackBerry 7 Operating System Approved for Government Use

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Press Release LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – May 17, 2012) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that CESG, the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance in the UK, has approved the BlackBerry® 7 operating system for government use. The approval enables public sector workers to utilise the enhanced performance and rich functionality of the latest…

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