[ISN] iPhones are a must-have for Congress

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 04:08:12 -0500 (CDT)

By Jordy Yager

House members in the next Congress could get Apple’s iPhone as their 
newest communication gadget.

The Chief Administrative Office (CAO), which oversees the communications 
systems for the House, has begun testing a small number of iPhones 
within its ranks to see if they are compatible with the working needs of 
lawmakers and staff.

“The reason we’re trying them out is because we heard a lot of people 
wanted the option to have them,” said Jeff Ventura, a spokesman for the 

The iPhone has garnered tremendous attention since its release in July 
2007. In addition to being heralded as one of the greatest modern 
inventions, it’s received its share of criticism for its touch-screen 
keyboard and slow connection speeds.

The CAO plans to decide whether to give members the option of using the 
phones, which are offered exclusively under AT&T contracts, by the 
beginning of the next Congress in January.


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