DOD sets smart-card goals

DOD sets smart-card goals

Defense Department officials are developing a smart card for access to buildings, networks and systems under a Nov. 10 mandate from deputy Defense secretary John J. Hamre.

The card will be a standard identification card for active-duty military and civilian employees, as well as eligible contractors, Hamre said.

Arthur L. Money, DOD's chief information officer, and Rudy de Leon, undersecretary for personnel and readiness, will direct the design of a common access card using the smart-card technology.

The Navy will prepare a smart-card requirements document that it will submit to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council by Jan. 31. Money then will write an action plan for Hamre by Feb. 10.

Hamre's memo abolished the Smart Card Senior Steering Group and directed Money to establish the Smart Card Configuration Management Control Board. The board will be composed of flag officers and Senior Executive Service officials.

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