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Defense seeks industry input for authentication infrastructure




Defense seeks industry input for authentication infrastructure
Defense seeks industry input for authentication infrastructure



http://www.gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/37768-1.html 

By Rob Thormeyer 
GCN Staff
12/13/05 

The Defense Department is seeking industry input to help the agency 
establish and deploy an authentication infrastructure that will 
support a variety of IT devices, including desktops, domain 
controllers, routers, and Web and mail servers. 

In a request for information[1], DOD's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) 
Program said respondents should offer information about conceptual 
technical architecture, the technical feasibility of developing a 
responsive PKI that will support a minimum of 25 million certificates 
and, among other things, ideas and suggestions for designing, 
developing, acquiring and operating the PKI. 

The information collected will be used in an official solicitation 
Defense will issue for a PKI infrastructure to support commercial 
devices, the department said. 

Responses are due Jan. 9, 2006. 

Defense's PKI Program has been tasked to develop, operate and maintain 
a PKI infrastructure for commercial devices that require 
authentication certificates so the devices can be operated in a 
trusted manner, the agency said. 

[1] http://fs1.fbo.gov/EPSData/DISA/Synopses/4826/Reference-Number-DODPKINon-PersonEntities/RFIPKINon-PersonDevices.doc 



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