Accession Number : ADA391528
Title : Public Key Infrastructure Study
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD
Personal Author(s) : Berkovits, Shimshon ; Chokhani, Santosh ; Furlong, Judith A ; Geiter, Jisoo A ; Guild, Jonathan C
Report Date : Apr 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 188
Abstract : The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has tasked The MITRE Corporation to study the alternatives for automated management of public keys and of the associated public key certificates for the Federal Government. The public keys are envisioned to be used for secure electronic commerce. This Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) study focuses on the United States Federal Government operations, but also addresses national and global issues in order to facilitate the interoperation of protected electronic commerce among the various levels of government in the U.S., private citizens, commercial organizations, and international organizations. Under the PKI study, policy and legal issues related to the operation and the management of the PKI are identified. Architectural and implementation alternatives for the PKI are developed. In addition, a methodology to determine the cost of the PKI is presented. The results of the PKI study are documented in this report. With the information and techniques presented in this report, federal agencies will be able to determine which infrastructure alternative is appropriate to their needs. In addition, agencies may use the costing methodology presented in the paper for planning and budgeting purposes.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT , *ELECTRONIC COMMERCE , COMMERCE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , AUTOMATION , ORGANIZATIONS , SECURITY , COSTS , INTERNATIONAL , INFRASTRUCTURE
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE