DISA’s Enterprise Identity Management Solution Targeted for Testing with Pilot Apps in January

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is bringing a prototype of an enterprise identity, credential, and access management solution online in the coming months to be piloted with a subset of Defense Department applications in early 2021. DISA announced last year it would seek a system allowing the Pentagon to oversee the digital credentials and online activity of individuals accessing its IT infrastructure. The move is part of a governmentwide shift toward security practices focused on giving the right users access to the right resources at the right time. DISA officials provided an update on their progress developing an enterprise ICAM solution during a FedInsider webinar Tuesday sponsored by General Dynamics Information Technology, which was awarded an exclusive other transaction authority, or OTA, contract June 30 to develop a prototype.Dr. Serena Chan, director of DISA’s Cyber Development Directorate, said the agency is currently implementing the prototype. After it’s implemented, it will undergo testing with a select subset of Defense Department applications in order to fine-tune the solution. “Then we will expect to bring aboard applications across the department by this time next year,” Chan said. The prototype is slated to reach initial operational capability status in late December, and the …

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