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Tactical Encryption and Key Management Workshop

Today, encryption and key management (E&KM) is a process that can be onerous, difficult, and time-consuming. We hypothesize that advances in processing efficiency and networking technologies can greatly simplify (or perhaps even automate) E&KM thus enabling secure dynamic coalitions and information flow control in mobile, tactical applications. We further hypothesize that these secure, dynamic coalitions and information control schemes can be constructed and maintained without a central, off-site coordination authority. During this two-day unclassified workshop, we will look into the future to see what E&KM may look like and will look at the present to see what technologies can be leveraged to take us there.

The workshop is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and organized and hosted as a joint effort between ITS and the RAND Corporation.

When: February 15 and 16, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Building 1 Lobby, Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO, 80305. 

Why: To identify solutions to the problem of how to dynamically key and re-key different groups with varying levels of access and for varying lengths of time using existing infrastructure or over an ad hoc network that is reliable and user friendly.

Who: The meeting will be open to the public (U.S. Citizens only) and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Attendees must present valid government-issued photo identification upon arrival in order to enter the building, and must RSVP to Joseph Parks at least 48 hours in advance to be sponsored to access the site.

What: Agenda here

For more information contact Joseph Parks at (303) 497-5865 or