I believe that this should be one of our main focuses for attempting to set up trials. The reserves and cadet organization are made up of Canadians who volunteer and get paid for their time with the forces. It is very difficult having to go in and use an approved computer to do routine work that requires only access to Protected information (ie: service numbers, persons names and addresses etc). Of the Reserve components across Canada I believe the number is not valid when including the cadet organization, but lets say it is. Within each organization or unit there likely is a requirement for one for mobikey for every two people so that would bring us to approx 13,000 users. I would think closer to 15 would be realistic.. Now put that together with Trytomakeabucks post. I also believe the RegForce could make great use of the device for up to lets say Protected B or Confidential information taking away the requirements for certain types of crypto. Maneuvering of ships and operations could be controlled very quickly by computer signals maintaining silence and low emission bandwidths. The navy and army could let their soldiers and sailors communicate securely to home without risk of someone observing there messages or activities. The US Navy and Homeland Security know that the system works so why are is Canada not not easing up on expensive applications, developing systems that do not work. I have to believe these issues are in the process of being addressed but in the Military world and the world of corporate espionage these are not disclosed. We are a security company so the tight lips is actually a very good sign. I am a speculator but I do see the need for this system. I have the Canadian Coast Guard are trialing but cannot prove that so it is just rumour. Something is coming - how long it takes is the big question.
All this is my own opinion and speculation. I do not work for the IT world in DND. I still believe the future and the prices that were quoted are not that far off. My . 30 million for patents and equipment is not that far off either.
The attachment below comes from Widepedia. JMO Jim
Approximately 26,000 citizen soldiers, sailors, and airmen and women, trained to the level of and interchangeable with their Regular Force counterparts, and posted to CF operations or duties on a casual or ongoing basis, make up the Primary Reserve. This group is represented, though not commanded, at NDHQ by the Chief of Reserves and Cadets, who is usually a major general or rear admiral, and is divided into four components that are each operationally and administratively responsible to its corresponding environmental command in the Regular Force – the Naval Reserve (NAVRES), Land Force Reserve (LFR), and Air Reserve (AIRRES) – in addition to one force that does not fall under an environmental command, the Health Services Reserve under the Canadian Forces Health Services Group.