Navy Deploying Its Battle Plan: SAML
Military branch launches secure single sign-on to Web services.At the U.S. Navys Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the battle plans to gain control of an it environment with an estimated 200,000 applications center on single-sign-on capabilities and the use of saml. By deploying a single-sign-on solution based on Security Assertion Markup Language, the Navy will not only enhance employee productivity but also simplify domain adminis-tration as well as reduce security administration, help desk support and application development costs, said Terry Howell, Navy Enterprise Portal program manager for SPAWAR, in San Diego.
Once fully deployed, the identity management solutionwhich will reach 720,000 usersis expected to deliver a return on investment of 300 percent over three years, Howell said. The Navy spends an estimated $1 billion per year on its intranet alone.