[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 237 (Monday, December 10, 2012)]
[Page 73455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29693]



Department of the Army

Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Removal for 
Commercial Users To Access Electronic Transportation Acquisition (ETA)

AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: To implement DoD Instruction 8520.2, dated April 1, 2004, SDDC 
required all commercial accounts accessing transportation systems and 
applications to use a commercial PKI certificate or Transportation 
Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). TWIC does not meet DOD 
security standards and cannot be used as of January 29, 2013.

DATES: Effective date: January 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to SDDC/G6/IMA/ES, 1 Soldier Way, 
Scott AFB, IL 62225 ATTN: ETA Program Manager.

[email protected]. Technical questions should be addressed 
to the source of certificate.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DoD PKI office has determined that the 
Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) PKI certificate 
cannot be used to authenticate users for access to DoD systems. The DoD 
PKI office has not established a trust relationship with Homeland 
Security/TSA. Information on the TWIC can be found at http://www.tsa.gov.
    Starting January 29, 2013, TWIC certificates cannot be accepted by 
ETA to access the SDDC transportation applications and USTRANSCOM 
Defense Personal Property System (DPS). All current TWIC holders 
accessing an application within ETA will need to purchase an External 
Certificate Authority (ECA) prior to January 29, 2013. Instructions for 
purchase and implementation can be found on the ETA home page, under 
Help, PKI Information. To view all External Approved PKI's please refer 
to the DISA interoperability Web site: http://iase.disa.mil/pki-pke/interoperability/index.html. If you have any questions, please contact 
ETA Program Manager at [email protected].
    References: Department of Defense Instruction number 8520.2, April 
1, 2004, 4.4 Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) 
Communication Tasking Order (CTO) 07-015 Task 10.
    Miscellaneous: DOD Instruction 8520.2 can be accessed at the 
following Web site: DoD Instruction 8520.2 (http://www.cac.mil/assets/pdfs/DoDD_8520.2.pdf).

Judith A. Beussink,
Deputy to the Commander for G6/CIO.
[FR Doc. 2012-29693 Filed 12-7-12; 8:45 am]