Although the competition has been trying their best to enter into the world of the federal mobile device market, they all have fallen short of the underlying requirements; security. Yes, it's that word again security. Tired of hearing about it? Some may be, but the federal government is not. Security has to be and will be the number one concern when it comes to big government IT, and a large chunk or government IT is mobile device management.
This is an area where RIM has gotten it right from the beginning, and it seems as though the competition, Apple, Android have gone backwards in regards to security. Just take a look at the latest issue with LinkedIn's iOS application, in which it leaks sensitive user information as the app communicates with LinkedIn's servers. Malware on Android devices have spiked significantly over the past year and are only getting worse. The point here is that security can't be ignored, brushed off, or poorly practice in any type of government organization.