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Defense & Law Enforcement

The defense and law enforcement community has benefitted from deploying Liberty-based solutions to help achieve interoperability between divisions, secure online collaboration between agencies and groups, and standards-based solutions that allow them to quickly and easily deploy a wide variety of commercial products available that support Liberty solutions, therefore driving down their end costs.

In the chart below, please note that "Liberty Federation" is used to indicate any of the standards in the Liberty Federation family of specs (ID-FF 1.x, 2.0 and SAML 2.0).

Organization Description Technology Reach
British Columbia Attorney General (BCAG) The BCAG is charged with maintaining and enhancing public safety in every community across the Province of British Columbia. They have embarked on a Web Services Security project. Moving to SAML for a security token service
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DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) JDES (Joint Enterprise Directory Service) This service marks an important step in DISA’s efforts to build a repository capable of providing universal access to identity, account and address information under a program known as the Joint Enterprise Directory Service (JEDS). Supports SAML 2.0 for directory access
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FiXs: The Federation for Identity and Cross Credentialing Systems FiXs is a coalition of government contractors, companies, and not-for-profit organizations that are implementing an identity cross-credentialing network. The network has developed a secure, interoperable electronic means of authenticating an individual. FiXs can be used within and between organizations and promotes trust through a federated identity infrastructure. Members include Bearing Point, Bio-Key ChoicePoint, Citigroup, Data Systems Analysts, Disaster Management Solutions, EDS, EID Passport, Giesecke & Devrient, Lockheed Martin, NACHA, Northrup Grumman, SAFLINK Corporation, SRA International, SRP Consulting, 3Factor, Unlimted New Dimensions, Wave Systems, Wells Fargo, the US Department of Defense, Florida Department of Highway, and the GSA. Liberty Federation
Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) The Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) framework provides the justice community and partner organizations with a standards-based approach for implementing federated identity.
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Law Enforcement Information Sharing Program (LEISP) Federated identity management pilot to provide a model for interoperability with federal, state and regional efforts to improve information sharing to combat crime and terrorism. Includes DOJ, DHS, RISS and FBI. SAML 2.0
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Ministry of National Defense A system developed by ETRI that will be used by over 230 cities in Korea Liberty Federation, Liberty Identity Web Services 48 million Liberty-enabled identities will be created
The DOJ/DHS Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management Demonstration The DOJ and DHS are organizing a POC federation linking multiple participants including the Criminal Information Sharing Alliance network (CISAnet), Pennsylvania Justice network (JNET), and the Regional Information Sharing Systems® (RISS) network (RISSNET™). Others expressing interest in participating in the demonstration during follow-on phases include the California Department of Justice, Wisconsin Department of Justice, DHS’s Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)/Joint Regional Information Exchange System (JRIES), and the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS). The project is migrating to Shibboleth 2.0 and Liberty Federation and doing interoperability testing with Liberty Circles of Trust
TSCP Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) TSCP comprises 7 leading aerospace & defense companies, and 4 governments working together in a federated, trust environment to provide a common language of business for secure collaboration in the aerospace and defense industries. Supports Liberty standards TSCP participants are currently US (DOD and GSA), UK (MOD and DTI), Governments of Canada and the Netherlands, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS/Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce. Other companies in France, Italy and the Netherlands are considering joining TSCP.
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U.S. Department of Justice Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) RISS supports efforts to combat terrorist activity, illegal drug trafficking, organized criminal activity, and other criminal priorities across jurisdictional lines. Its Trusted Credential Project expands the online collaboration and the sharing of selected information between local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement member agency personnel. When fully deployed, the expanded RISSNET architecture used by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the U.S. Territories to share intelligence and coordinate efforts against criminal and terrorist networks that operate in multiple locations. PingFederate, Liberty Federation 7,300 local law enforcement agencies and 700,000 law enforcement officials when fully deployed
United State Navy Massive ID management project. When complete, the system will allow a sailor or marine to use a single, unique Naval Network Identity to access thousands of applications and network services. Federated SAML authentication technology to assert identities across domains over 800,000 ship- and land-based naval personnel
US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to support the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Service Security NCES is designed to achieve global interoperability within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and considered one of the major components of the Global Information Grid, DoD’s global network for both classified and non-classified data. Supports Liberty Alliance and SAML 2.0
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US Department of Justice—Global Justice Reference Architecture Global JRA Web services use federation for secure information sharing between agencies and vendors. SAML 2.0 Both public and private sector groups needing to share security-sensitive information.
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