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1 Mobile Computing at USSOCOM

2 The Numbers iTunes – 10 billion songs sold – 15 billion apps downloaded

3 The Numbers 8 trillion text messages will be sent in trillion text messages 300,000 mobile apps have been developed in three years 300,000 mobile apps 1 in 4 mobile apps once downloaded are never used again. 1 in 4 mobile apps once downloaded are never used again

4 The Numbers There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that's 77 percent of the world population). There are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers Half a billion people accessed mobile Internet worldwide in Usage is expected to double within five years as mobile overtakes the PC. Half a billion people accessed mobile Internet Many mobile Web users are mobile-only, i.e. they very rarely use a desktop to access the Web. US 25% users are mobile-only. Many mobile Web users are mobile-only High-speed mobile networks - almost one in five subscribers have access to fast mobile (3G or better). High-speed mobile networks

5 The Numbers 101 million smartphones were sold in 2010-Q4, versus 92 million PCs. Smartphone shipments, grew 87% year over year, while PCs only grew 3%. One in two Americans will have a smartphone by Christmas of 2011, compared to just one in 10 in the summer of 2008.

6 Is it a phone or a computing device?

7 Mobile applications Stand alone App Enterprise App Stand alone then download App

8 Mobile applications Kill Al-Qaeda App Different Missions = Different Apps Tools Force multiplier

9 Mobile applications How do we make operators life easier? Not just another brick to carry Save weight Save money Save time Do more

10 Mobile applications Tracking via Cell phone – 33% of women would track their spouse – 31% of men would track their spouse Military tracking – Good and Bad

11 Mobile applications Comms: – Team Comm App – Call for Fire App Biometrics: – Collect biometrics during execution – Facial recognition Enterprise: – Remote Device Wipe App – Pictures, video, network analysis – Blue Force Tracker – Civil Affairs Stand- alone: – SATCOM alignment App – Explosive Calculation App – Basic GPS App – Kindle-like, pdfs Tech manuals, FMs, SOPs Medical docs Utilities: – PowerPoint Viewer App – PDF Viewer App

12 Unclassified to Classified Full Motion Video 3D Training Manual App Weapons Capability App Team Chat App Team VTC App Translation App Laser Range Finder App Radio Over IP (ROIP) App Frequency Management Team (VOIP) Merck Manual App Sniper Ranging App Disaster Recovery App Littoral Tide App CBRN App Text App Building Material Calculator App (for construction) Divemaster App Targeting App SOF Facebook

13 Social Media Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant swatter :-/ seems like my giant swatter worked ! Since taliban (probably) don't have helicpoters, and since they're saying it was not "ours", so must be a complicated situation The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a flash. People saying it could be a drone. people are saying it was not a technical fault and it was shot down. I heard it CIRCLE 3-4 times above, sounded purposeful. Two helicpoters, one down, could actually be the training accident scenario they're saying it was >>

14 Social Media

15 Twitter Facebook Facebook for SOF?

16 Roadmap Environment I – Unclassified data over commercial Network Environment II – Secret and below over Commercial Network Environment III – Secret and below over SOF Network

17 Challenges Bandwidth – DC is OK, but Africa, South Asia…. Acquisition model – Production – 2 yr lifecycle – Hopefully! IA, IA, IA (Devices, Apps, Network) Configuration Management It is all about the Data!

18 Information Assurance Hardened OS? Hardened Devices? Or COTS?

19 OS - Configuration Management Microsoft XP – Oct 2001 Vista – Jan 2007 W7 - Jul 2009 Android 1.0 – Sept – Feb – Apr – Sept – Oct – May – Dec – Feb Now

20 Mobile OS Share

21 Devices - Configuration Management iPhone – Jan 2007 iPhone 3g – Jun 2008 iPhone 3GS – Jun 2009 iPhone 4 – Jun 2010 iPhone 4S – Oct 2011 iPad 1 – Apr 2010 iPad 2 - Mar HTC Android Devices in 3 years

22 Takeaways Fast moving – less than 2 year lifecycle – Only constant is change Not your Grandfathers desktop – Production model = change Configuration Management nightmare

23 Support the Warrior

24 The Future?


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