HERNDON, Va. -- The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP), the only government-industry partnership solving multi-national collaborative security needs in aerospace and defense (A&D), announced that CertiPath will manage the groups organization and development of new solutions and processes, on behalf of TSCPs Governance Board. CertiPath, a public key infrastructure (PKI) policy authority, is the commercially-managed PKI bridge for the A&D industry and the first entity to enable government and private-sector organizations to cross-certify one anothers employees onto their own networks.
The agreement gives TSCP new resources to design and deploy its initiatives, including the first two major specifications for 2007: Secure E-mail and Federated Document Management. The offerings will fill urgent security and compliance needs in the A&D supply chain and establish new standards for doing business with member organizations, defining information-sharing scenarios across authentication, access and rights. In addition, all of TSCPs intellectual property will be made public once completed, aiding A&D industry efforts to improve secure collaboration.
CertiPaths roles include: research and development (R&D) capabilities to prototype new standards; project management; and advocacy, influence and networking with global government bodies and vendor-neutral trade associations. Its singular industry focus and shared ownership between Exostar, ARINC and SITA make CertiPath the ideal neutral management authority.
Secure information sharing is about identifying and instituting effective business processes that can be universally embraced, and CertiPath has the most extensive market reach to influence adoption, said Wayne Grundy, TSCP Director. Governments and A&D companies are joining forces and pooling their talents to define a common standard and solution to secure collaboration for the entire industry. This will improve interoperability and security and reduce costs by eliminating duplication of efforts.