Information Assurance Track, Meridian C
Moderator: Mr. Brett Kerr, JECPO

11:15-12:00 PKI-A Tutorial for the NetCitizen
Richard Andrews, Senior Systems Engineer, Netscape

This presentation will introduce the concepts, terminology, and architecture of PKI. It will investigate the components required to successfully implement a PKI. An understanding of PKI will be provided for both Intranet and Extranet applications. Finally, there will be a discussion of the evolving standards and interoperability pieces of the PKI puzzle.

13:30-14:30 Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Implementation of PKI in DoD
Becky Harris, DISA
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Implementation of PKI in Federal Government
Richard Guida, Member, Government Information Technology Services Board, and Chair, Federal Public Key Infrastructure Steering Committee, Dept. of Treasury

This presentation will discuss how the Federal government is seeking to promote agency PKIs which will interoperate between agencies and with external PKI domains, what factors impede the use of public key technology in the Federal sector and what is being done to resolve or ameliorate those factors. It will address the effect of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act in promoting the use of electronic signatures on future agency use of public key technology.

14:45-15:45 Defense Messaging Service (DMS) Information Assurance Support
Jerry Bennis, Program Manager, Defense Message System, DISA

DMS is based on state-of-the-art Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products, enabling DoD to take advantage of the rapid technological advances occurring in the commercial world. This overview will discuss how DMS has evolved, current status and ability to meet the challenges of e-commerce. DMS provides secure, accountable, and reliable messaging services, fully integrated with a global DoD directory service. DMS combines commercial technology with an X.400-based messaging system and will replace AUTODIN, as well as proprietary e-mail within DoD.

16:00-17:00 The Comprehensive Strategy for Your e-commerce Success
Kevin Weller, Vice President for e-commerce Infrastructure,VISA USA

In partnership with its Member financial institutions, Visa has developed a five-plank strategy to accelerate electronic commerce. A key element of this strategy is the Visa commitment to fully support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and the future migration to SETTM Secure Electronic Transaction. The discussion will focus on two key components of Visa's strategic objectives including mainstreaming e-commerce and delivering secure but practical protection for Internet business.


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