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USSOCOM looks to mobile messaging

19th June 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is seeking to gain knowledge of potential sources to explore industry capabilities for a Secure Mobile Messaging Solution (SMMS). Command interest was outlined in a request for information released on 17 June 2019.

The announcement was accompanied by a draft Systems Requirements Document, dated 2 May 2019.

Noting that USSOCOM operators are “deployed throughout the world and within various environments and conditions,” the draft document asserts, “In order to enhance the mobility of our users and remove constraints of fixed infrastructure, the SMMS must utilize a small form-factor cellular-based end user device (EUD)

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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