The Department of Defense has awarded a $2.9 million contract to build an app store for use on its networks. Maryland firm Digital Management has been given a year-long contract and tasked with developing a “mobile device management system and mobile application store” that can handle the Pentagon’s security needs. For the past few years, high-security government agencies have been nudging their doors open for modern smartphones, and the Defense Department is no exception. It approved devices running BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Samsung’s Knox platforms for use on military networks in May, and it’s run pilot programs with the intention of securing wireless network access for devices. Part of Digital Management’s job will involve creating a system that makes it easier for multiple platforms to work together.