Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic recently blogged about alternative Blackberries that President Obama may carry.
Some people might wonder why this is such a big deal. Ambinder notes that "Government Blackberries" can handle classified information "up to Secret" but that you need a Sectera Edge
from General Dynamics to do anything (voice only) at Top Secret.
Words of the President are obviously valuable, whether voice or text. Even if we ignore spies, think about the interest they carry for news reporters, government contractors, political operatives, and other presumed patriots. So, to start with, we have to ensure that the President's words are only released when he decides to do so.
The government has established several strategies for protecting information assets. While we don't necessarily know what they're doing in the White House, we can make some educated guesses. The problems, and solutions, revolve around multilevel security
, also called MLS