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Mar 06, 2003, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The U.S. General Services Administration and the Department of Defense on Wednesday announced that they will join the Liberty Alliance Project, which aims to standardize Web authentication.

"The two federal agencies said they will join Liberty to consider ways of centralizing their troves of electronic information with a common authentication system. The GSA said it will explore of ways to implement authentication technology across the federal government's Web sites as part of the Bush administration's 24-step eGovernment initiative. The administration hopes for a common authorization and voucher system by June.

"The Defense Department said it is interested in creating a common authentication system for its automated power, personnel, training and financial databases..."

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