GSA will subsidize PKI work

GSA will subsidize PKI work

To jump-start public-key infrastructure development, the General Services Administration has awarded a task order that will let it subsidize agencies' initial digital certificate efforts.

GSA awarded two vendors a task order for 500,000 digital certificates under its Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) program.

GSA last month announced its plans to create an ACES Certificate Bank [GCN, May 15, Page 12].

Under the task order, awarded May 11, Digital Signature Trust of Salt Lake City will issue up to 400,000 certificates and AT&T Corp. will issue up to 100,000 certificates over a one-year period.

'We believe that offering these certificates free of issuance costs is a great opportunity to prime the ACES pump,' said G. Martin Wagner, associate administrator of GSA for governmentwide policy.

'Shruti Dat', Christopher J. Dorobek, and William Jackson

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