Army applet will help secure smart cards

Army applet will help secure smart cards

In January, the Army will begin offering an open-source, Java Applet interface to the Common Access Card to provide secure, encrypted communication and digital signature capabilities.

The J-CAC software program, developed by the Army program manager for Secure Electronic Transactions-Devices and DOD's Rapid Acquisition Incentive program, will be available in January to any developer across the Defense Department who wants to enable their cards with a public-key infrastructure.

'J-CAC is an innovative and unique approach to solving a complex software engineering challenge and will help the Army achieve its vision,' said Greta Lehman, the Army's director of information assurance programs.

Lehman said Defense and Army developers will realize a cost savings and risk reduction by implementing J-CAC.

The program provides encrypted communication for any DOD application that uses a Web browser and a smart card, according to program officials.

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