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NIST IR 8136 (Initial Public Draft)

Mobile Application Vetting Services for Public Safety: an Informal Survey

Date Published: June 2016
Comments Due: June 30, 2016 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Gema Howell (NIST), Michael Ogata (NIST)


The creation of the nation's first public safety broadband network (FirstNet) will require the vetting of mobile apps to ensure they meet public safety's cyber security requirements. It will be beneficial for the public safety community to leverage the mobile application vetting services and infrastructures that already exist. The purpose of this document is to be an informal survey of existing mobile application vetting services and the features these services provide. It also relates these features for their applicability to the public safety domain. This document is intended to aid public safety organizations when selecting mobile application vetting services for use in analyzing mobile applications.



FirstNet; mobile applications; application vetting; security
Control Families

Risk Assessment; System and Communications Protection


Draft NISTIR 8136 (pdf)

Supplemental Material:
None available

Related NIST Publications:
IR 8135

Document History:
06/01/16: IR 8136 (Draft)
01/27/17: IR 8136 (Final)


Security and Privacy

risk assessment




communications & wireless

Laws and Regulations

First Responder Network Authority


public safety