The Department of Defense has ordered deployed service members to stop using GPS devices in “operational areas” and other areas to be determined by commanders. This includes physical fitness aids and any smartphone apps and devices that pinpoint and track an individual’s location.
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No GPS Devices In Operational Areas
“Effective immediately, Defense Department personnel are prohibited from using geolocation features and functionality on government and nongovernment-issued devices, applications and services while in locations designated as operational areas,” the new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan dated Aug. 3 reads.
Operational areas include places where “military personnel are there for a very specific purpose or mission,” such as Operation Inherent Resolve or Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, DoD spokeswoman Maj. Audricia Harris told Military.com.
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