E-authentication architecture due in December

    Date03 Nov 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3260
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Look for draft architecture by mid-December to replace the original concept of a gateway to secure agencies' electronic transactions, the person overseeing the administration's E-Authentication initiative said this week. Officials recently convened a technology advisory council to look at the state . . . Look for draft architecture by mid-December to replace the original concept of a gateway to secure agencies' electronic transactions, the person overseeing the administration's E-Authentication initiative said this week. Officials recently convened a technology advisory council to look at the state of the authentication industry, from passwords to public-key infrastructure. That council's new architecture working group will meet for the first time next week, said Steve Timchak, director of the E-Authentication initiative at the General Services Administration this week.

    "We need to begin to look at an authentication architecture rather than a central gateway," Timchak said, speaking at the Federal Information Assurance Conference in College Park, Md.

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