Netcentrics teams with L3 to secure Army HQ's computers

Published 14 December 2006

Virginia company deploys a enterprise-wide common cryptographic log-in using common access cards; effort part of the Information Management Center project

Vienna, Virginia-based NetCentrics has successfully deployed a enterprise-wide common cryptographic log-in (CCL) using common access cards (CAC) solution for the networks at Army headquarters (HQDA). Part of the HSPD-12 roll-out effort, the installation is intended as a pilot to identify challenges that could occur while deploying CCL to systems throughout the entire Army. The CAC is already widely used to provide physical access to buildings, and is now quickly becoming the preferred method of access to computer networks and other secure communication systems. The 10,000 individuals accessing the HQDA system will now log-in to their networks and email using their CAC cards and a PIN number, rather than a simple user name and password.

Netcentrics’s effort was overseen by industry heavyweight L3 as part of its Information Management Center project. “NetCentrics, as part of the L3 team at HQDA did an outstanding job deploying the technology necessary for HQDA to achieve its security goals,” said L3’s Michael Shea. “NetCentrics demonstrated an excellent understanding of the challenges and issues and is in the forefront of securing our vital information assets and systems.”

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