NSF pins hopes on security pilot
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Cryptography The National Science Foundation will begin testing electronic signature technology next month that could remove the last impediment to its paperless proposal process. Using the Federal Demonstration Partnership (see related . . . The National Science Foundation will begin testing electronic signature technology next month that could remove the last impediment to its paperless proposal process. Using the Federal Demonstration Partnership (see related story), NSF will join with 10 universities to test its password-based digital signature system until July. Unlike the Defense Department and NASA, NSF will hold off on using public-key infrastructure to certify digital signatures.

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