Navy wants encryption, better monitoring on wireless LANs

    Date10 Jan 2007
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    The Navy, addressing concerns over the security of wireless networks and communications devices, has issued a servicewide policy setting standards for the use of commercial wireless hardware and services.

    The policy, issued Nov. 30 by acting CIO John Lussier, applies to all unclassified commercial WLAN devices, services and technologies.

    A spokesperson for EDS Corp., the company that holds the multi-billion-dollar Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract to provide IT systems and services to hundreds of thousands of seats, said the new policy has no effect on the program.

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