Donald Parker: DISA’s Purebred Mobile Credentialing System ‘Doing Really Well’

Jeff Brody

Donald Parker, head of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Public Key Infrastructure branch, said that DISA’s Purebred tool is “doing really well as a capability to support mobile credentialing,” the agency said Monday. Parker told attendees at a recent AFCEA event in Baltimore, Md. that PKI has emerged as the foundation for internet security and secure data transmission.

“Identification and authentication, data integrity, confidentiality, and technical non-repudiation combined are elements that provide a secure, non-breakable environment for any type of electronic transaction,” he noted.

Purebred handles PKI credentialing for Department of Defense devices and enables encypted communications without constant Common Access Card user requirements. DoD devices supported by the tool include Apple iOS and Android platforms, Windows 10 tablets and Yubikey systems. DISA has deployed Purebred to support credentialing for over 100,000 DoD-issued mobile devices to date, according to Parker.

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