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Anti-Crime App Seeks to Help Military Bases

Reuters reports that “The U.S. Army is using a new crime reporting application for smart phones called “iWatch Army” at 17 U.S. bases to boost its anti-terrorism and anti-crime efforts, with another 100 military bases likely to follow suit this year, the app’s developer said.”  

“Omar Leeman, chief executive of CloseWatch Inc, told Reuters the privately-held firm had already gotten inquiries from additional Army bases, the Air Force, and increasingly security-conscious private `companies.”  

“Eventually, he said, CloseWatch hopes to expand use of the crime tips and analytics platform to 500 U.S. military bases and 3,000 overseas bases run by the U.S. military and allies.”

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