Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
The Defense Department is having a particularly tough time integrating mobile technology into its mission, largely because every attempt to link it to the Common-Access-Card has been too cumbersome. But DISA’s Purebred program may have found a way to bypass the CAC altogether.
Terry Halvorsen, who has been the Defense Department’s chief information officer since the summer of 2014, said Wednesday that he will retire from government service on Feb. 28, but that the department's current IT policies and priorities are unlikely to undergo significant changes during the transition to a new administration.
In today's Top Federal Headlines, the Homeland Security Department's inspector General points out many glaring problems with the agency's process in distributing Green Cards.
The Defense Department expects to begin pilot programs to test out new IT authentication mechanisms shortly after the Christmas holiday, an early step toward eliminating the Common Access Card within the next two years.
To better cybersecurity, government agencies are starting the change the way they authenticate identities.
The Defense Department on Thursday rolled out a new outline of its IT modernization priorities, calling it a “living document” whose goals include better cooperation with industry.
Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen says a trip to Silicon Valley further cemented the department's goal transitioning to the cloud and updating security credentials
DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen is trying to create a dialogue around how to move off the Common Access Card. But experts say without money or an official program, not much can happen beyond plans and concepts in the short term.
Common access cards work. They get you on the network. They open gates and doors. But DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen is right. It's time for them to go.
The Defense Department will begin a phased approach to over-the-air credential authentications this summer.
A message to the fleet dated Feb. 5 says administrators of all unclassified systems have only one week left to implement two-factor authentication using Common Access Cards.
The DoD CIO wants to focus on the \"basics\" to shore up Pentagon\'s cybersecurity posture, including increased accountability for users of military networks.
The Defense Department is in the final stages of a test to show how derived credentials from the Common Access Card can secure smartphones and tablet computers. Richard Hale, the deputy CIO for cybersecurity, boldly predicts that by the end of the calendar year the military will be issuing derived credentials on mobile devices.