Defense Kicks Off Open-Source Encryption Program

    Date23 Apr 2007
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByBill Keys
    The Defense Department has launched a new program to encourage the use of open- source encryption software within DOD systems.

    The Open Source Software Institute of Hattiesburg, Miss., will support the OpenCrypto Management Program, which is part of DOD The OpenCrypto Management Program is a continuation and expansion of an earlier OSSI effort to certify the OpenSSL open- source encryption module under Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2, said OSSI Executive Director executive director John Weathersby.

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