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Richard Hale: DoD to Implement Derived Credentials for Mobile Security Initiative

Richard Hale
Richard Hale

Richard Hale, deputy chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said that DoD aims to use derived credentials to secure military personnel’s access to mobile data and applications, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jason Miller writes Hale told Federal News Radio the Defense Information Systems Agency partnered with the National Security Agency and industry to develop methods for integrating cryptographic functions from a common access card into mobile devices.

“I believe in the next couple of months we’ll make a decision that we have a particular path to credential issuance and then we will put a program up and start doing it,” Hale added, according to the station.

He also noted in the interview that the department is looking at Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry devices for the agency’s mobile security initiative.

Federal News Radio reports John Zangardi, Navy deputy assistant secretary for C4I and space, said the military service looks to implement as many as 28,000 mobile devices by the end of 2015.

The branch is also starting to build up its Next Generation Enterprise Network at various naval facilities, Zangardi told the station.

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