Friday, March 18, 2016
Petraeus: Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly
Fox Business Channel via HOT AIR
posted at 1:21 pm on March 18, 2016 by John Sexton
In an interview with the Fox Business channel, David Petraeus said he believes Hillary Clinton is being treated fairly by investigators, contrary to “conspiracy theories” coming from both sides.
This is the phone NSA suggested Clinton use: A $4,750 Windows CE PDA
SME PED devices were only NSA-approved mobile phones for classified communications.
Mar 17, 2016 12:51pm PDT
Photo: by General Dynamics
This is what the NSA would have suggested Secretary of State Clinton use as a secure mobile device in 2009: The General Dynamics Sectéra Edge Windows CE secure PDA. Pricetag: $4,750 (not including all the server software and licenses).
When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pushing to get a waiver allowing her to use a BlackBerry like President Barack Obama back in 2009, the National Security Agency had a very short list of devices approved for classified communications. It was two devices built for the Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device (SME PED) program. In fact, those devices were the only thing anyone in government without an explicit security waiver (like the one the president got, along with his souped-up BlackBerry 8830) could use until as recently as last year to get mobile access to top secret encrypted calls and secure e-mail.
Despite $18 million in development contracts for each of the vendors selected to build the competing SME PED phones (or perhaps because of it), the resulting devices were far from user-friendly
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