We heard earlier from BlackBerry's Executive Chair and CEO, John Chen that BlackBerry was planning on opening new Security Innovation Centers to help better their working relationships with Government organizations and now Chen gone ahead and made that information official during his speech given at CES Government, which is held each January as part of CES.

We are committed to working with government and industry experts to solve some of the biggest challenges we face in securing mobile communication. The Washington, D.C.-based security innovation center will be focused on creating lasting partnerships that will encourage ongoing dialogue aimed at making better products and policy.

Right now, there's not a lot of specific details about the Security Innovation Centers but BlackBerry makes note in their press release that more information will be available in the coming weeks. 

Press Release

BlackBerry Makes New Investment in Security Innovation Center in the Washington, D.C. Area

Las Vegas - BlackBerry, in attendance at CES Government (CESG), communicated its intention to invest in a new security innovation center in the Washington, D.C. area. Building on BlackBerry's technical experience and leadership in mobile security, the new Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with key government customers and other expert partners.

CESG is held each January as part of the world-renowned International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). John Chen, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry addressed key members of Congress and government officials on Monday at the show.

""We are committed to working with government and industry experts to solve some of the biggest challenges we face in securing mobile communication. The Washington, D.C.-based security innovation center will be focused on creating lasting partnerships that will encourage ongoing dialogue aimed at making better products and policy," said Chen during his speech at CESG."

Chen added, "Ron will focus on BlackBerry's long-term product roadmap, including hardware, software and design, as well as the Company's joint development efforts. A good deal of Ron's time will be spent with customers, carriers and partners. On our path to return BlackBerry to profitability, nothing is more important than remaining deeply connected to our customers, and designing and delivering secure products that exceed their expectations."

Additional details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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