USPS seeks help as it reviews encryption policies

The U.S. Postal Service is reaching out to industry as it undertakes a broad review of its data encryption policies.

In a Jan. 4 sources-sought notice, USPS said it wants vendors to provide information about their encryption products that may help it develop an enterprisewide program.

USPS said technology changes have forced it to consider changes as to how it protects sensitive information, and responses to the notice must propose solutions that can protect data ranging from physical tapes that will be removed from its auspices to information on the agency's controlled storage devices.

'With this variety of usage, along with the multiplatform IT environment within the USPS, a robust and flexible solution is needed,' USPS said.

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