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crisalid
05-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Hello guys!
I was always wondering - how to read the info about rank from someones epaulets, so in the end I decided, that i could be not alone with this trouble :)

I have written a small application for Android mobiles for me and everybody else interested in ranks of different countries.

It's called Army Ranks and contains a 180 countries' military forces insignia.

Please enjoy
Available at android market.


THIS IS A SPAMBOT - FROM THE CHIEF

CWO Sharkey
12-09-2011, 06:56 PM
Android to be approved for DOD use within weeks - News - Stripes (http://www.stripes.com/news/android-to-be-approved-for-dod-use-within-weeks-1.162952)

Android to be approved for DOD use within weeks

ByChris Carroll (http://www.stripes.com/reporters/Chris_Carroll?author=Chris_Carroll)Stars and Stripes
Published: December 9, 2011

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Battlefield technology put to test in exercise (http://www.stripes.com/battlefield-technology-put-to-test-in-exercise-1.161775)
Android approved, sort of, for DOD networks (http://www.stripes.com/blogs/stripes-central/stripes-central-1.8040/android-approved-sort-of-for-dod-networks-1.159058)
iPads, iPhones and other top mobile devices still banned from DOD networks (http://www.stripes.com/news/ipads-iphones-and-other-top-mobile-devices-still-banned-from-dod-networks-1.156997)
In DOD race for approval, Android takes the lead (http://www.stripes.com/news/in-dod-race-for-approval-android-takes-the-lead-1.156987)
http://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.156988.1322761934!/image/2947660847.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_240/2947660847.jpg (http://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.156988.1322761934!/image/2947660847.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_490/2947660847.jpg)Capt. Tennille Scott of the Army's Mobile Applications Branch holds an Android phone, preparing to start one of dozens of "military lifestyle" apps the group has published for both Android and Apple devices.
Courtesy of the U.S. Army


WASHINGTON — A version of Android that runs on Dell devices will be approved for day-to-day use in the Defense Department by the end of December, officials said Friday.
But the department’s computer network overseers still can’t say when the Pentagon at large will get a taste of the other dominant smartphone operating system, Apple’s iOS, which powers iPhones and iPads.
Security, experts say, is the sticking point.
Currently, the only widely used smartphone that can officially be used in day-to-day operations on DOD networks is BlackBerry, which controls only about 10 percent of the general smartphone market but dominates the Pentagon and other government agencies.
But in October, the Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, posted guidelines for IT managers to begin pilot programs and tests with Apple and Dell Android devices.
“This doesn’t mean people can suddenly start connecting iPhones to the network,” said Tracy Sharpe, a spokeswoman for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which oversees how devices connect to the network.
It’s taken about two months to get from that point to being nearly ready to post a Security Technical Implementation Guide, or STIG, for Android. STIGs are detailed documents that instruct managers how to introduce new devices onto defense networks. So what’s the holdup with Apple?
Pentagon officials have declined to elaborate when asked for an explanation by Stars and Stripes, but mobile computing experts say part of the difficulty may lie in Apple’s tight control over the iOS software.

Android, developed by Google and other companies, is “open-source” software, meaning it can be easily configured by users — including DOD tech whizzes who want to install antivirus programs or other security measures.
But installing third-party security software is not currently possible with iPhones and iPads.
Widespread use of smartphones may be not be imminent, but when it finally comes, it will change the Pentagon just as it has changed the civilian world, where people increasingly run their lives from the touchscreens of their mobile phones, the official in charge of monitoring the latest science and technology for the Army said in an interview Friday.
“It’s having an amazing effect commercially on how we interact, and I believe we’ll see a similar kind of revolution within the military eventually,” said Scott Fish, Army chief scientist.
The Army is already doing widespread testing of prototype smartphone-like devices for use in combat, he said. The devices could change the Army’s tactics, he said.
“Formations could change,” he said. “You could see groups being a little more dispersed but still doing their same tactical jobs.”
More and more devices reaching the field will bring increased feedback from soldiers, he said, who will tell Army and commercial developers what they need, driving new innovation.
Beyond combat, tablets and smartphones could change logistics and supply, simplifying operations to move mountains of materiel.
“I would see devices like this incorporating things like bar-code readers, image analyzers, magnetic swiping capability, [radio frequency identification readers,]” he said. “Eventually propagation of that stuff into devices on the battlefield make logistical tracking much more accurate, timely and effective overall.”
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papachop
12-14-2011, 05:56 AM
I'm trying to get out of the A+ crap we're going through right now to get over to the Android Development classes here at Cyber War College...

Live4PT
12-14-2011, 06:35 AM
Drat...I may have to trade in my iPhone for an Android? Or will the software eventually be available to iPhones?

CWO Sharkey
12-14-2011, 11:26 AM
I'm trying to get out of the A+ crap we're going through right now to get over to the Android Development classes here at Cyber War College...

No go!! You will need that baseline certification for elevated privileges and believe me; A+ is recognized if you want to make that civilian leap into the private sector. Go for that other stuff later on and you can get a bunch of signal online training outside your lane.

CWO Sharkey
12-14-2011, 11:28 AM
Drat...I may have to trade in my iPhone for an Android? Or will the software eventually be available to iPhones?

Patience grasshopper. It will happen for iPhones as well. Read the info I posted on it in my Signal thread!! Go Orange and White! lol

papachop
12-15-2011, 05:37 PM
No go!! You will need that baseline certification for elevated privileges and believe me; A+ is recognized if you want to make that civilian leap into the private sector. Go for that other stuff later on and you can get a bunch of signal online training outside your lane.

I've already got my A+ cert - this was the "A+ Computer Essentials" crap that doesn't even do us anything other than check a box. "Here's how to change your wallpaper. Here's how to create a folder on your desktop."

CWO Sharkey
12-15-2011, 07:50 PM
I've already got my A+ cert - this was the "A+ Computer Essentials" crap that doesn't even do us anything other than check a box. "Here's how to change your wallpaper. Here's how to create a folder on your desktop."

Well LTs need to be taught that way lol. Now get your Security +

papachop
12-16-2011, 02:04 AM
Well LTs need to be taught that way lol. Now get your Security +

Cisco and Security+ are both coming up after HBL. I got started on Skillports last week to try to get a head start.

CWO Sharkey
12-16-2011, 03:43 PM
Cisco and Security+ are both coming up after HBL. I got started on Skillports last week to try to get a head start.

Damn LT; you are really impressing me sir!!

Someone is shooting for honor grad.