NSF pins hopes on security pilot

    Date24 Apr 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    3961
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The National Science Foundation will begin testing electronic signature technology next month that could remove the last impediment to its paperless proposal process. Using the Federal Demonstration Partnership (see related . . . The National Science Foundation will begin testing electronic signature technology next month that could remove the last impediment to its paperless proposal process. Using the Federal Demonstration Partnership (see related story), NSF will join with 10 universities to test its password-based digital signature system until July. Unlike the Defense Department and NASA, NSF will hold off on using public-key infrastructure to certify digital signatures.
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