Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 25, 2016

U.S. Wants Its Own Secure And Self-Destructing Messaging App

The U.S. government wants to create a secure messaging service? Will they have to build a backdoor into the program so that other U.S. agencies will have direct access to it or will they be exempt? wink

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency within the Department of Defense historically known for creating the Internet itself, has published a call for companies to submit proposals to build a robust messaging platform that the military could use for secure communication of everything from intelligence to procurement contracts. "Troops on the ground in denied communications environments would have a way to securely communicate back to HQ and DoD back office executives could rest assured that their logistics system is efficient, timely and safe from hackers," according to the DARPA proposal.