DOD's wireless safety net

    Date 08 Oct 2002
    Category Government
    3147
    Posted By Anthony Pell
    A Defense Department policy released late last month provides what security experts describe as a workable strategy for eventually allowing the use of wireless communications within the Pentagon without compromising security. The policy calls for development of a Pentagon-wide wireless network . . .
    A Defense Department policy released late last month provides what security experts describe as a workable strategy for eventually allowing the use of wireless communications within the Pentagon without compromising security. The policy calls for development of a Pentagon-wide wireless network infrastructure, while also prohibiting wireless access to classified systems. And wireless devices used within the Pentagon must incorporate technology for securing such communications, including authentication and encryption.

    DOD officials, who last week renewed their moratorium on wireless devices in the Pentagon, also have asked the National Security Agency to develop a database of known security flaws in wireless technology, according to a Sept. 25 memo signed by DOD chief information officer John Stenbit and Howard Becker, DOD's acting director of administration and management.

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