DISA aims to get rid of user accounts for IT systems

Tuesday - 9/6/2011, 11:19am EDT

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working to transform the way military members, civilians and contractor users access national security computing systems. Instead of having to administer accounts on various, dispersed systems with millions of separate usernames and passwords, DISA is creating a system of attribute based authentication. It would automatically grant users access based on their secure identity credentials, and their need to get into a particular data system.