The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) has released its Secure Email specification for communications involving global government defense organizations and their partners. The specification allows for the safe sending and receiving of information between users or desktops. The requirements were defined and endorsed by TSCP's members, who include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.K. Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce. The specification provides step-by-step instructions which organizations must follow in order to assign vetted identity information to all email senders and recipients. The currently deployed implementation was constructed with commercial off-the-shelf systems, open-source software and a commercial third-party service, CertiPath. The architecture guarantees that information travels only to and from trusted parties, TSCP claimed. The Secure Email specification will be regularly updated to support export-control processes, intellectual property protection and feedback from members and non-members.
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