TSA set to migrate to Apple, purchase 2,000 devices

The Transportation Safety Administration plans to purchase more than 2,000 Apple devices in the next three years as it transitions to a new mobile environment.

According to a sole source justification posted on FedBizOps, TSA will purchase approximately 1,000 Apple computers and an additional 1,000 other devices such as iPads, iPhones and iPods at a cost of as much as $3 million.

“TSA has identified an operational need to fill a gap in our current capabilities of equipment, software and licensing to complete a variety of mission and business activities,” the document says.

It continues, “The TSA started an effort in 2009 to diversify and mobilize our IT model in support of our mobile and agile workforce. The multidiscipline team supporting this effort also reaches out to look at COTS and GOTS applications that for little or no cost can enhance our mission effectiveness.”

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