PKI spending hits $1B

Twenty of 24 federal agencies are investing about $1 billion in public key infrastructure activities, but challenges to PKI projects remain, according to a General Accounting Office report released this month.

More secure than password-based authentication, PKI uses digital certificates and certificate authorities to authenticate users on a network.

GAO found 89 PKI initiatives are in development, but PKI projects from only four agencies have been certified to meet technical and security requirements of the governmentwide Federal Bridge Certification Authority, which links PKI programs into a network.

Agencies have been slow to participate in a program that offers PKI services through a GSA contract, the report said.

 

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts