The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has started distributing 17,000 iPhones to its employees, Nextgov reports.
Although no exact numbers were released, ICE Press Secretary Barbara Gonzales told the website the geographical-based deployment plan is on schedule.
Gonzalez added the iPhones to be given to ICE investigators, legal personnel and other staff will be subjected to inspection and limited personal use.
Good Technology will help implement wiping technology for misplaced or lost ICE iPhones.
Eugene Liderman, the company’s public sector technology director, said the ICE contract calls for iPhone security support for up to 25,000 users.
ICE announced its plans to drop Blackberry for iPhones in October last year.