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Dallas, TX. August 10, 2015

Jericho Systems Partners with DCGS-A and DISA for Enterprise Challenge 15 Interoperability Testing of Intelligence Platforms
EnterSpace® provides dynamic access control for Distributed Common Ground System-Army and the Defense Information Systems Agency
DallasJericho Systems Corporation, a pioneer in externalized attribute-based access control (ABAC) and content filtering software solutions, announced that it is participating in Enterprise Challenge 2015 (EC15) in support of Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). EC15 is an annual technical demonstration focused on development and architecture integration and data interoperability.
“EC15 provided the Jericho Systems’ team with an exciting opportunity to integrate and validate DCGS-Army’s use of Jericho’s EnterSpace Technology ® in their Identity and Access Management (IdAM) architecture, to secure the DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB) version 4.x federated search scenarios, and to demonstrate that the solution complies with Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) specifications,” said Vijay Subramanium, Director of Integration & Solutions Delivery for Jericho Systems.
The DIB is a cohesive set of modular, community-governed, standards-based data services focused on enterprise information sharing. DIB provides a common framework to enable the construction of cloud services, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS), for data exposure and transformation, and for enabling applications and users to discover and access information from a wide range of distributed sources.
DCGS-A is the Army’s intelligence component of mission command. They connect soldiers to joint intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance platforms and sensors, to the intelligence community and each other at all echelons from air to ground. DCGS-A has the critical requirement to operate on the move while maintaining situational awareness, despite the tactical operation center being static or mobile. (Reference: Stand-To — Enterprise Challenge 2014)
EC annual exercises benefit IC stakeholders and provides DoD leadership with an unprecedented look at the future of intelligence on the battlefield. Jericho System’s EC15 participation was conducted on the Distributed Development and Test Enterprise network (DDTE) at DCGS-Army's Aberdeen Proving Grounds lab and DISA’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) lab at Fort Huachuca.
Working closely with EC15 stakeholders, Jericho Systems successfully integrated DCGS-Army’s IdAM components, including Jericho's EnterSpace® Attribute Based Access Control & Secure Token Service to demonstrate the use of strong authentication credentials (e.g. DoD PKI) and authoritative identity attribute services (e.g. DoDIIS Identity and Authorization Service and the Deployable Enterprise Identity Attribute Service), to support a trust mechanism (e.g. WS-Trust) to secure the federated searches between DIB 4.x nodes.
Jericho Systems’ team of experts successfully demonstrated DCGS-A’s support for DI2E protocols, passing 100% of the conformance test kit (CTK) to comply with the Service Dial-Tone specifications, as well as meeting all other EC15 IdAM test requirements. Demonstrating this capability was instrumental in supporting Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 501 requirements in Spirals 1-5 and during the Main Exercise.
DISA's Authentication Gateway Services (AGS) (Reference: DISA—Authentication Gateway Services) used Jericho’s EnterSpace® to showcase ABAC enabled use cases, securing federated searches between DIB 4.x nodes and protecting RESTful interfaces. Representational State Transfer (REST) is a popular Web 2.0 architectural approach that supports highly interactive work sessions and real-time access to cloud-based resources, often from a user’s web browser. DISA’s AGS brokered authentication using Jericho’s EnterSpace ABAC, which enabled multi-authentication protocols and application service chaining as part of seamless identity awareness and context-sensitive data sessions. DISA’s AGS using Jericho’s EnterSpace benefits the Army by providing enterprise level authentication and ABAC/authorization services for REST-based services unable to natively support PKI authentication. This effort demonstrated that using enterprise brokered authentication and fine-grained dynamic access control for essential REST-based services must be integrated into the enterprise’s IdAM security architecture.
Bill Doyle, Information Assurance Architect at Jericho Systems, commented, “The ability to demonstrate the use of secure, standards-based IdAM, using the power of dynamic access control to provide actionable intelligence in situationally aware environments as part of Content Discovery and Retrieval (CDR) moves DISA and the Army closer to realization of the DoD’s Global Information Grid.”
About Jericho Systems Corporation
Since 2002, Jericho Systems remains the pioneer in privacy and security solutions, having authored nine international standards and having been awarded eight United States patents. Jericho's flagship product, EnterSpace®, is the first Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) product, proven and deployed across financial services, healthcare, US defense, and US intelligence. EnterSpace Exchange, customized for the healthcare enterprise, has been recognized by privacy industry experts as a "Best Privacy Technology." Jericho Systems' solutions were inspired by the attacks on 9/11 and our country's need to securely share information in increasingly complex, global environments. Jericho Systems technology is exclusively Made in America.



EnterSpace® may be covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 7,779,247, 7,792,828, 8,060,504, 8,438,159, 8,560,836, 8,745,718, 8,745,046 and 8,893,293.