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Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Replace Common Access Cards With Multifactor Authentication Systems

Terry Halvorsen

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said the Pentagon will replace Common Access Cards with multifactor authentication systems such as biometric technologies, Fedscoop reported Tuesday.

Shaun Waterman writes Halvorsen told an audience at the 2016 Federal Forum that DoD has a two-year plan in place to remove CAC cards from information systems and at the same time retain its public key infrastructure.

“We may still use [CAC cards] to get into a building, but we’re not going to to use them for our information systems,” Halvorsen said.

He added the cards could be replaced with authentication systems that combine behavioral, biometric and personal data information in efforts to integrate with Five Eyes nations and NATO allies, Waterman quoted.

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