DHS to pilot one-stop shop for public app testing and certification

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The Homeland Security Department is preparing to unveil this winter a pilot for one-stop shop for mobile app testing and certification, said Keith Trippie, executive director of the DHS Enterprise Systems Development Office. Trippie spoke Nov. 5 during an AFCEA-DC event in Arlington, Va.

"I call it the carwash," Trippie said. The idea is that when components build a public-facing mobile app, there is one place where it can be tested for compliance with federal requirements for security and accessibility, as well as tested for device-agnosticism.

"We'll know that it'll not only meet the technical aspects, but it'll work when it goes through those different [mobile operating system] environments," Trippie said. The official name for the one-stop shop will be the Application Services Council.

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