Department of Defense (DOD) officials hope the use of Common Access Cards (CAC) is coming to an end as they continue to test new identity management solutions. Col. Tom Clancy, identity and asset management lead in the DOD CIO’s office, said “DOD is piloting vendor products that complement the CAC by addressing the use cases that CAC was unable to support,” he said. Former DOD CIO Teri Takai advised those hoping that DOD will select a solution quickly to be patient and let the evaluation process take its time. “This is one case where it’s really important to be thoughtful, to get the right solution, and then the time to really worry about a hurry-up is in terms of getting it deployed quickly,” Takai said.
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