The US Mobile Mission is to offer the highest level of
privacy for mobile communications by providing a Mobile Network
designed to protect our customers from surveillance and espionage.
We are a new company that was spun off from a VoIP telecom carrier
Our creative and experienced engineering staff has extensive
knowledge in Information Technology, Computer Hardware Virtualization
and Mobile VoIP Telecommunications. A tight integration of these
disciplines was essential to the successful development of our Private
Mobile Platform™ (PMP).
In 2011, prior to the formation of USMobile, members of our team
began meeting with the NSA in an effort to collaborate on the agency’s
‘Fishbowl’ (secure phone) Project. Fishbowl was developed to create a
‘secure phone’ network capable of providing the highest level of
protection from the surveillance of U.S. Department of Defense ‘Top
Secret’ level and below classified communications.
NSA’s intention was to use commercially-generated products that
would eventually be available to the general public – businesses,
individuals and government employees who require iron-clad privacy in
their mobile calls and texts. A large part of NSA’s motivation was a
national security concern regarding cyber theft of business
intellectual property worth billions of dollars.
Scrambl3, powered by USMobile’s Private Mobile Platform, is the
first commercial implementation of the “Fishbowl’ (secure phone)
Project. The technology employed by USMobile’s Private Mobile Platform
produces an exponential increase in both mobile communication privacy
and security compared to existing commercial solutions.
Jon K. Hanour
Jon Hanour co-founded USMobile with a
vision of creating the world’s most secure cellphone service for
business executives, government officials and individuals, such as
high-profile celebrities, who require the highest level of mobile
security and privacy.
In 2013, USMobile was formed by spin-off from
Cyvergence Corporation, a secure VoIP telecom equipment manufacturer
and service provider, where Mr. Hanour served as CEO and President.
Prior to Cyvergence, he served as CEO of Hanco, LLP, a
diversified entertainment company. Prior to that, Mr. Hanour led
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) to its Initial Public Offering while
serving as Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
In each of his senior executive positions, Mr. Hanour
was extensively involved in IT operations.
Mr. Hanour earned his MBA from the University of North
Texas, after which he served as a management consultant for KPMG, LLP,
involved in multi-disciplinary activity.
Bradford M. Arant
Chief Technology Officer
Brad Arant is co-founder of
USMobile. He was Chief Technology Officer for Cyvergence Corporation
prior to co-founding USMobile.
While at Cyvergence Corporation, Mr. Arant created a
new next-gen virtualized “Software Designed Network” (SDN) for
VoIP-based communications. Prior to Cyvergence, he worked at Tenet
Health Systems, where he was credited for consolidating its
Information System infrastructure onto a single IBM AS400 mainframe.
He also integrated Tenet’s Nortel Meridian Telecom Switch with the IBM
AS400 Data Processing System.
Mr. Arant has extensive experience integrating complex
computing and telecommunications environments. Early in his career,
while working as Program Development Manager for Mideo Systems, Brad
developed an image processing system for storing forensic information
for crime labs, photo labs, medical examiners, the U.S. Justice
Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Yongge Wang
Chief Cryptographer and Security Officer
Yongge Wang is USMobile’s Chief
Cryptographer with an impressive pedigree in the fields of
cryptography and mathematics. He is highly respected in the
international cryptographic community and has published hundreds of
articles on the subject.
Dr. Wang has four pending patent applications,
including: “Identity Based Key Agreement Protocol” and “Authentication
Protocols for Networked Storage Devices.” Since 1996, he has served
in various academic research capacities and currently serves as a
professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Wang previously served as a cryptologic
mathematician at Certicom Corp., the leading supplier of Top Secret
encryption algorithms to the U.S. Department of Defense. He earned his
Ph.D., magna cum laude, in computer science from Heidelberg University
in Germany and his master’s degree from Nankai University in China.
Ambassador Chas. W. Freeman, Jr.
Strategic Security Advisor
Ambassador Freeman is a career
diplomat (retired) who served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning the highest
public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in
designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and
in re-establishing defense and military relations with China.
He served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during
Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), and was Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic
U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban
troop withdrawal from Angola.
Ambassador Freeman worked as Deputy Chief of Mission
and Chargé d’Affaires in American embassies in Bangkok (1984-1986) and
Beijing (1981-1984). He served as Director for Chinese Affairs at the
U.S. Department of State from 1979-1981, and served as the principal
American interpreter during President Nixon’s historic visit to China
In addition to his Middle Eastern, African, East Asian
and European diplomatic experience, he also served a tour of duty in
Ambassador Freeman attended Yale University and Harvard