NMCI's Ever-Improving Security Profile

Published, May 11, 2012

Fast Fact IconThe Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) continues to improve its security profile by increasing the use of smartcard credentials for network authentication. The network has established interoperability with Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcards issued by non-Department of Defense agencies and departments. ...

The ability to securely utilize another federal agency's PIV to access NMCI increases productivity and efficiency as a separate DoD Common Access Card (CAC) would not need to be issued to that user. Prior to the successful support of DoD-approved external identity credentials, it would have taken several days for a non DoD user to be issued a DoD CAC. Now when users have non-DoD PIV credentials they can access NMCI and smartcard-enable their NMCI account as soon as their account is provisioned.

This accomplishment is also a significant milestone towards complying with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 and numerous DoD and Department of the Navy policies that require the use of a standardized PIV identity credential to access government information systems.

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