Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Increment 2 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA)
Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria,
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The Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses asked the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA to conduct a root cause analysis of the Public Key Infrastructure Increment 2 program, based on the 31 October 2013 Critical Change declared by the National Security Agency Senior Acquisition Executive. The primary proximate cause of the Critical Change relates to the inability of the program to resolve the unsuitability ratings it received from Initial Operational Test and Evaluation and Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation. This paper summarizes IDAs understanding of the problem, our methodology, and our findings.