Management Advisory: The DoD’s Use of Mobile Applications

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February 14, 2023 | Originally published by Department of Defense Office of Inspector General on February 9, 2023

The purpose of this management advisory is to provide DoD officials responsible for approving and managing the use of mobile applications with concerns identified during the Audit of the Defense Digital Service Support of DoD Programs and Operations (Project No. D2021-D000CU-0143.000). Specifically, we determined that DoD personnel are conducting official business on their DoD mobile devices using mobile applications in violation of federal and DoD electronic messaging and records retention policies. In addition, DoD personnel are downloading mobile applications to their DoD mobile devices that could pose operational and cybersecurity risks to DoD information and information systems.

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