By Rob Thormeyer
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, 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.
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