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DISA Passes 100K Mark for ‘Purebred’ Device Credential Issuance System

The Defense Information Systems Agency issued over-the-air derived credentials to the 100,000th device through the Department of Defense's Purebred mobile certification system last month, DISA said Wednesday

Purebred is designed to handle encrypted communications and secure web browsing for certified DoD mobile devices without constantly requiring a common access card and smart card reader. The device management server also enables public key infrastructure issuance and recovery for all CAC holders via an initial device enrollment done by a Purebred agent. DoD entities can handle their own enrollments via local service desks as part of Purebred’s mobile support services. 

Brandon Iske, DISA's program manager for Purebred, said the centralized credential issuance system acts as a registration authority to support and further develop the DoD’s enterprise-wide Identity Credential Access Management.

“This time last year, we’d credentialed about 20,000 devices with around 1,200 certified Purebred agents. Today we’re over 100,000 devices with more than 3,500 agents, and the way we’ve structured the solution, we can continue to scale to support mission partner demand,” he noted. Iske’s office seeks to process credential operations for up to 1,000 devices per day.

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