I read several posts on this and RIM received FIPS 140-2 certification on their existing encryption algorithm, which I believe is why it went so fast. I also read one post that it was approved for secret use but this certification doesn't mean the PlayBook can be used for secret use, it just means the encryption is approved for use.
RIM is used all over the government, for better or for worse, just like Windows. There are a lot of IT people who want to keep their jobs so of course they will try and get the same types of things approved. RIM and Windows are at the top of the government buy list so everything related to them will be worked first and fastest. Look at all the stuff NIST and Mitre does (no offense to any of you on this list). Everything is Windows first for computers. It's the same thing with other portable devices. The government has a huge investment in RIM technology and support services so these will be worked first. Don't like this but it's reality.
If I'm wrong, please help me adjust me reality but that's what I've seen for the last couple decades.
On Jul 22, 2011, at 6:45 AM, David Whitley wrote:
> I want to know who actually went through the process to get it done. They must REALLY like it.
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> On Jul 22, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Blackmon Jerry (Contractor) wrote:
>> The playbook? Does this even exist in the wild?
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