Entrust to provide PKI for FBI

Wednesday, 22 October 2003, 11:53 AM EST

Northrop Grumman Information Technology selected Entrust Inc. to provide public-key infrastructure (PKI) for the FBI.

Entrust won a contract from Northrop Grumman IT to provide solutions to authenticate FBI personnel for access to electronic systems and secure information exchange among intelligence agencies. Entrust officials say the software will also let agents encrypt data and digitally sign documents and e-mail messages.

The software initially will be used for employees at FBI headquarters using Entrust Digital IDs. The project then will be extended to support the bureau's 50,000 users nationwide and abroad.

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