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The Army's iPhone Story

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching a Army Knowledge Leaders class on cloud computing

iPhone Developer Magazine on Ulitzer

Sandra Erwin of National Defense magazine just published an excellent article on the Army's foray into developing soldier-friendly smartphone applications.

Giving credit to Army CIO Lt. Gen, Jeffrey Sorenson and Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Sandra describes the services first steps towards the use of smartphones and cloud computing. According to the article, the Army is already planning to outfit 200 soldiers in a Fort Bliss, Texas brigade this year with an iPhone like device. “They’ll have the apps for system maintenance, instruction manuals. … Soldiers will give us feedback and comments on performance of the equipment, Wikipedia-like.”

I would also like to thank Sandra for giving me the opportunity to provide my views on this forward leaning move by the Army.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching an Army Knowledge Leaders class on cloud computing.

Being a Naval Academy grad, you can imagine how difficult it is for me to give the Army credit for anything!!

GO NAVY !! BEAT ARMY !!!!

OK. That feels better :-)

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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