DOD's wireless safety net

Tuesday, 8 October 2002, 12:46 PM EST

A Defense Department policy released late last month provides what security experts describe as a workable strategy for eventually allowing the use of wireless communications within the Pentagon without compromising security.

The policy calls for development of a Pentagon-wide wireless network infrastructure, while also prohibiting wireless access to classified systems. And wireless devices used within the Pentagon must incorporate technology for securing such communications, including authentication and encryption.

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