The Defense Department plans to launchÂ pilot programs to test newÂ authentication mechanisms after the Christmas holiday as part of efforts to eliminate the need for common access cards within two years, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
Terry Halvorsen, DoD chief information officer, said at AFCEA’s TechNet conference in Honolulu he sought industry proposals for identity management technologies that provide 10-factor security without the use of smart cards or other additional hardware, Jared Serbu wrote.
Halvorsen added he has received four proposals that await his review, Serbu reported.
“The whole CAC infrastructure limits what we can do to get information to people, and frankly it makes me have to adapt security measures that sometimes arenât all that secure,” HalvorsenÂ said.
Halvorsen noted the department needs to replaceÂ smart cardsÂ to align with new technologies and address costs and convenience, the report stated.